Celebrate the 10th Annual Art Museum Day!

Many AAMD museums will offer free admission, discounts, and/or special programs on May 18!

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Museums Show Up During Government Shutdown

Many museums are offering free admission to federal employees during the longest government shutdown in US history.

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Impact of Art Museum Programs on K–12 Students

AAMD and the National Art Education Association have completed a large-scale impact study investigating the benefits of facilitated single-visit art museum programs, guided by inquiry-based pedagogies, for students in Grades 4-6. 

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MuseumsForAll RT

Museums for All is now in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. We just need museums in Del… https://t.co/8w52z2cFM2

Penn Museum RT

Will we see you on May 18 to celebrate #ArtMuseumDay / #IMD2019 with free admission and a Global Guides tour? https://t.co/UdiwTxm6Tv

Art Museum Directors

#ArtMuseumDay 2019 is coming! For the 10th time, museums across North America (like @pennmuseum, pictured) will uni… https://t.co/qkIDbtKstD


♥️ [Eugène Atget, Notre-Dame, 1923] https://t.co/Sd5vYObGG3


Our hearts are with the people of Paris, caretakers of Notre Dame, historians, art historians, & everyone around th… https://t.co/Jf3xrWu9cV

Eskenazi Art Museum RT

Our hearts go out to the people of France today. No pictures can do real justice to the iconic Notre Dame de Paris.… https://t.co/EjVFP2rvv8

Art Museum Directors

Congratulations to #IMLSmedals finalist @KimbellArt! https://t.co/hSYY97K0lr

Memorial Art Gallery RT

MAG will be a #BlueStarMuseum this summer to say #ThankYou to active military and their families. https://t.co/jzapeIpO6D

Art Museum Directors

.@ContemporaryATX director Louis Grachos is heading to the desert - he's the new director of @PSArtMuseum in Palm S… https://t.co/LhPtoaUrSk

Art Museum Directors

Congratulations to Courtney J. Martin, the next director of @YaleBritishArt! She currently serves as deputy directo… https://t.co/Ykf5fUtstH

Association of Art Museum Directors

Join AAMD member museums across North America to participate in and celebrate the 10th Annual Art Museum Day on May 18, 2019. We launched Art Museum Day ten years ago to underscore the ways in which art museums foster community, providing crucial opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn and be inspired by the limitlessness of what centuries of peoples and cultures have created. While many communities have celebrations that involve museum participation, Art Museum Day is an opportunity for our member institutions to coordinate and give back, providing everything from free admission to special programs. Click through to see who's participating and to register your museum for Art Museum Day!

Association of Art Museum Directors

The new director of the Palm Springs Art Museum is Louis Grachos, who is currently director of The Contemporary Austin. Congratulations!

Association of Art Museum Directors

Courtney J. Martin has been named director of the Yale Center for British Art! She will come to the museum from Dia Art Foundation where she has served as deputy director and chief curator. Martin succeeds Amy Meyers, who has led the museum for 17 years and will retire on June 30.

Association of Art Museum Directors

Congratulations to our association colleagues Association of African American Museums on appointing a new executive director! Vedet Coleman-Robinson comes to AAAM from National Park Service, where she was the Program Lead for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Grant (HBCU) and the underrepresented Community Grant programs for State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division. She has devoted herself to helping bring voice to communities that lack representation in the fabric, space and time of American history.