International Museum Day at Boca Museum May 17
Affordable family fun is on tap at the Boca Raton Museum of Art! On Sunday, May 17, the Museum will offer FREE admission, and a number of additional opportunities, in celebration of International Museum Day.
International Museum Day is an annual event, launched in 1977, to call attention to the contribution museums make to community and society. International Council of Museums (ICOM) expects participation from museums throughout the world. The theme for this year’s event is “Museums and Tourism” with an emphasis on the opportunity museums have to reach out to visitors and share cultural and artistic heritage.
“For visitors, tourists and locals along with curators and volunteers,” states President of ICOM, Alissandra Cummins. “International Museum Day can become a bonding experience.”
Museum Curator of Education Claire Clum said this of the event, “Museums are an important, essential conduit for communities and visiting tourists that allow the exchange of cultures, ideas and expressions. The Boca Raton Museum of Art brings the visual arts to our community so that we can learn, understand and appreciate our world.”
Highlights of the event include:
• A 10% discount in the Museum Store
• Five free family Boca Raton Museum memberships to be raffled hourly from 1-5 PM (Need not be present to win)
• An art film, “Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America,” will show at 2 PM in the Museum auditorium. The film was produced in collaboration with Great Museums Television and examines the character of American museums and how they became the diverse institutions with which we are familiar.
• A treasure hunt for families
Now on display are Cleve Gray: Man and Nature, Andrew Stevovich: The Truth About Lola, David Maxwell: To The Point and Drawing In Space: The Peninsula Project- Sculpture by John Henry – American Monuments. More information about these premier exhibitions can be found on the website at www.bocamuseum.org.
Please note the Museum’s new summer hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM: Saturday and Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM. Museum closed to public Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens (65 and older), $4 per person for group tours and $4 for students.
For more information call 561.392.2500 or visit www.bocamuseum.org.
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