Art – Friday is International Museum Day

International Museum Day

Come and celebrate the International Museum Day at New York City! It has been a world-wide event since 1977, and today, at many of New York’s museums, visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and tours of the galleries led by experienced docents.


Some of the most exciting exhibits on Friday’s lineup include a 2-for-1 admission to “Keith Harring: 1978-1982” at the The Brooklyn Museum; 1/2 priced tickets when purchased online to “Cindy Sherman” at the MoMA; and pay what you wish from 6-9pm for “Whitney Biennial” at the Whitney Museum of Art.

Keith Harring

Get the chance to visit the masterpieces at Guggenheim Museum, the internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, it is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums.



Here’s a list of participating museums in New York City, what exhibitions you can roll to on this Friday and what discounts you can get:

American Folk Art Museum, “Jubilation/Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined,” free

Asia Society Museum, “Revolutionary Ink: The Paintings of Wu Guanzhong,” free

Bronx Museum, “Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect,” free (It’s already free admission, but you can get 20% off new membership)

The Brooklyn Museum, “Keith Haring 1978-1982,” 2-for-1 admission

Grey Art Gallery, “Storied Past: French Art from NYU’s Collection,” free

The Guggenheim Museum, “Francesca Woodman,” 2-for-1 admission

Japan Society Gallery, “Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945,” free 6-9 p.m.

Jewish Museum, “Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel,” free

Metropolitan Museum of Art, “The Steins Collect,” “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” and “Tomás Saraceno on the roof: Cloud City,” (the terms of the Met’s participation are not yet designated)

Museum of Modern Art, “Cindy Sherman,” Half-priced ticket when purchased online

Studio Museum in Harlem, “Shift: Projects/Perspectives/Directions,” free

Whitney Museum of American Art, “Whitney Biennial,” pay what you wish 6-9 p.m.