Art Museum Day underscores the critical role art museums play as cultural resources in their communities, and celebrates the unique opportunities AAMD member museums offer visitors to engage with works of art. This year, along with free admission, MCASD is presenting Finals Escape: College Afternoon from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at both museum locations.
College students are invited to enjoy an afternoon in the museum and find relaxation through art experiences during finals week. As part of Finals Escape, MCASD Downtown will offer free exhibition tours of Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui, bites from Currywurst food truck, and yoga and meditation.
At MCASD La Jolla, guests will enjoy free tours of Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013 and SARAH CAIN blue in your body, red when it hits the air, fare from La California food truck, live music, and art-making activities with Project Artivism.
The college with largest amount attending students at Finals Escape will receive free tickets to MCASD’s upcoming TNT (ThursdayNight Thing) on July 16 at the Museum’s downtown location.
All visitors are invited to share their Art Museum Day experiences via social media with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.
“We are proud to take part in such a vast celebration of the arts,” said Hugh Davies, The David C. Copley Director and CEO. “Art Museum Day shines the spotlight on the incredible work institutions are doing around the country, and more importantly, enhances the community’s access to art.”
“Art museums are invaluable communal spaces that bring people together to experience the arts across cultures and generations,” said Chris Anagnos, executive director of AAMD. “AAMD is so pleased that MCASD is joining us in this celebration by welcoming everyone in San Diego to participate in Art Museum Day.”
AAMD represents 242 art museums across the United States, Canada, and Mexico-from regional museums to large museums in major urban centers. International Museum Day is organized annually around the world by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). AAMD’s Art Museum Day is an opportunity to focus attention on the role of art museums in North America.
A comprehensive list of participating AAMD member art museums will be available at the AAMD website.
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