In what has become a welcome tradition, tomorrow, Saturday, September 29, 2012, is Museum Day here in the U.S.
Sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, an offshoot of the cultural cornucopia of museums known as the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, all of which are free every day, Museum Day is a chance for participating museums to open their doors for free to encourage new visitors, albeit in a controlled, limited way.
Every U.S. household can order two tickets for any one museum, choosing from an extensive list of participating museums across the country. Not all of them are art museums, but a significant number are.
Most of the museums participating are smaller, regional museums. However, those, as I have pointed out in the past, are often treasure troves of wonderful specialized collections.
You can use the Find a Museum page on the event’s website to find a museum in your area, either by typing in a location, or by choosing from a dropdown menu of states.
You must order tickets online ahead of time.
(Images above: Some participating museums in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey: Brandywine River Museum, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Allentown Art Museum, Delaware Art Museum, Biggs Museum of American Art, Montclair Museum, Newark Museum)