The Austin Museum Partnership announces its 21st Annual Austin Museum Day, a free city-wide celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science on Sunday, September 23, 2018. More than forty museums in the greater Austin area will welcome visitors with special programming, including guided exhibition tours, hands-on activities, and more, for visitors of all ages. Organized by the Austin Museum Partnership, a consortium of Austin area museums founded in 1998, Austin Museum Day is a longstanding collaboration among Austin’s cultural institutions that invites the public to experience for the first time, or to rediscover, the dynamic, high-quality resources at museums in their community. Last year, nearly 30,000 area residents visited their community museums on Austin Museum Day.
A day of fun and discovery, Austin Museum Day is coordinated by a volunteer board and made possible through the support of community organizations and sponsors. Austin Museum Day’s “open house” atmosphere aims to strengthen the metropolitan area’s museum community through increased awareness and accessibility.
Participating museums include:
Art Galleries at Black Studies; Austin History Center; Austin Nature & Science Center; Blanton; Museum of Art; Briscoe Center for American History; Brush Square Museums (Susanna Dickinson | O. Henry); Bullock Texas State History Museum ; Texas Capitol Visitors Center; Chateau Bellevue - Austin Woman's Club; City of Austin Cultural Arts Division; Creative Action; Dougherty Arts Center; Elisabet Ney Museum.
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