A free museum visit and a beautiful spring day…that sounds like a perfectly simple recipe to kick off the weekend! In partnership with the International Council of Art Museums, the Association of Art Museum Directors is celebrating Art Museum Day. Over 170 museums are participating by offering discounted or FREE admissions!
The 2013 theme; “museums (memory + creativity) = social change” plays on the role of art as a catalyst to inspire, innovate and motivate our own creativity to influence and impact our world. My own memories of museums have inspired me in countless ways, dating back to my first visit to the San Francisco Natural History Museum and the Academy of Sciences at 5 years old. I’ve always found solace in them, and have been inspired by the way museums expose me to work that either resonates with my own realities or introduces me to concepts beyond my wildest imagination. A museum visit can expose new, old, exciting, scary, beautiful, awe-inspiring, and cringe inducing themes; if your lucky, a single visit can combine them all leaving you in a hopeless state of culture shock.
For more information and inspiration, here’s a list of participating museums.