FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION!! Music to my ears AND eyes!!

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In honor of International Museum Day and National Art Museum Day, Worcester Art Museum (WAM) will waive admission fees on May 18.
The museum’s galleries and gift shop will be open during its normal business hours of 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 18.  The restaurant will serve lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WAM is one of 106 Association of Art Museum Directors’ member museums to participate in Art Museum Day and International Museum Day.

“It’s our pleasure to afford our guests the opportunity to see the treasures of the Worcester Art Museum during Art Museum Day,” said James Welu, Museum Director.  “Our holdings have been formed during the past 115 years almost entirely through community support.  The contributions of many Worcester families have resulted in not only gifts of artwork but in acquisition funds and critical operational support.  We are grateful for their support and proudly open our doors to the community on Art Museum Day so all can celebrate the 51 centuries of art housed here.”

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, as part of ICOM’s global celebration of museums.

“Art Museum Day is an opportunity to celebrate the collective memory of human creativity, both past and present, that art museums hold in the public trust,” said Kaywin Feldman, president of AAMD and director and president of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  “AAMD believes that art should be accessible and relevant to all, and we are so pleased that Worcester Art Museum is joining with us and the global community of museums to create new opportunities for audiences to engage with museum collections and programs.”

Located on Salisbury St., in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Worcester Art Museum opened in 1898 and is one of America’s most respected art museums. The museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. For more information, visit <http://www.worcesterart.org/> .

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