Saturday, September 26, is Smithsonian Magazine’s annual MUSEUM DAY with free admission to participating museums across the country.
The only catch is that you need to visit the Smithsonian website and print out your ticket (good for two admissions) first before you go. It’s not free for everyone. You’re special!
Here’s a list of participating museums and venues in the New York City area. It will be perfect weather day in the area so go have a beautiful day in the city!
Simply find the museum you would like to visit tomorrow then go to the Smithsonian website to grab your ticket. NOTE: It’s one ticket per email sign-up. Since a ticket admits two, grab a friend and go to a couple!
The Hispanic Society of America
613 W 155th Street, Upper East Side
Exhibit to see: Check out the entire collection, “unparalleled in their scope and quality outside the Iberian Peninsula, addressing nearly every aspect of culture in Spain,as well as a large part of Portugal and Latin America.”
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue, Murray Hill
Exhibit to see: Catch Alice: 150 Years of Wonderland before it closes next month.
(The mansion is pictured at top, picture taken in 1890, courtesy Museum of the City of New York)
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
421 East 61st Street, Upper East Side
Exhibit to see: The newly installed Woven into Mourning: Memorial Hairwork in the Nineteenth Century “A growing number of manufacturers created an industry of mourning through the production of rings, brooches, and even wreaths made from the hair of a loved one.” WOW.
Museum of the Chinese In America
215 Centre Street, SoHo
Exhibit to see: SUB URBANISMS: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th St, Chelsea
Exhibit to see: Gateway to Himalayan Art and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd Street, Upper East Side
Exhibit to see: Try out A Purposeful Partnership: Art Directors and Illustrators or, if you’re a comic book fan, Chip Kidd Presents: Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers
222 East 6th Street, East Village
Exhibit to see: Staging the Ukrainian Avant-Garde of the 1910s and 1920s
U.S Lighthouse Lilac
Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 at West Street and N. Moore Street
Exhibit to see: In its final week — Spirits of the Passage: Stories of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place, St. George
Exhibit to See: From Farm to City: A Richmond County Savings Foundation Legacy Exhibition