Austin Museum Day
AUSTIN AREA CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS WORK TOGETHER TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ON AUSTIN MUSEUM DAY
The Austin Museum Partnership announces its 20th Annual Austin Museum Day, a free city-wide celebration of art, culture, history, music, nature, and science on Sunday, September 17, 2017. More than thirty-five 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. Science. Gallery.; Austin History Center; Austin Nature and Science Center; Austin Toy Museum; Austin Woman’s Club; Blanton Museum of Art; Briscoe Center for American History; Brush Square Museums (O. Henry and Susanna Dickinson Museums); Bullock Texas State History Museum; City of Austin Cultural Arts Division; Dougherty Arts Center; Elisabet Ney Museum; Harry Ransom Center; Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center; Landmarks Public Art Program, The University of Texas at Austin; LBJ Presidential Library and Museum; Mexic-Arte Museum; Neill-Cochran House Museum; Pioneer Farms; Save Austin’s Cemeteries at Historic Oakwood Cemetery; Science Mill; Sheffield Education/Splash!; South Austin Museum of Pop Culture; Texas Capitol Visitors Center; Texas Department of Public Safety Historical Museum and Research Center; Texas Medical Association History of Medicine Gallery; Texas Memorial Museum; Texas Military Forces Museum; Texas Music Museum; Texas State Capitol; Texas Wendish Hertiage Museum; Texas State Library and Archives Commission; The Contemporary Austin; Thinkery; Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum; Williamson Museum; Waller Creek Conservancy; Women and Their Work
Visit www.austinmuseums.org and download the Austin Museum Partnership mobile app for the latest details about Austin Museum Day, participating museums, and program hours.