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Museum of Glass Celebrates Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission
Museum of Glass to Join Association of Art Museum Directors’ Seventh Annual Celebration of Art Museum Day on May 18, 2016, with 2-for-1 Admission
Tacoma, Wash. — Museum of Glass (MOG) will offer visitors 2-for-1 admission on Wednesday, May 18, as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, coinciding with International Museum Day. Last year, MOG—along with more than 150 other AAMD member museums across North America—participated in Art Museum Day.
By providing new opportunities for participation in the diverse range of programs offered by AAMD member museums, Art Museum Day celebrates the value of the visual arts and the important role art museums play in their communities. Museum of Glass invites the local community to take advantage of 2-for-1 admission to explore the Museum’s exhibitions, including the new Grand Hall display, David Willis: Daisies, and enjoy Hot Shop demonstrations.
“AAMD is delighted that Museum of Glass is joining us in celebration of Art Museum Day,” said Chris Anagnos, Executive Director of AAMD. “In AAMD’s 100th-anniversary year, we are especially proud to celebrate the vital role art museums play in the civic and creative life in our communities.”
AAMD represents 242 art museums across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—from regional museums to large museums in major urban centers. International Museum Day is organized annually around the world by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). AAMD’s Art Museum Day is an opportunity to focus attention on the role of art museums in North America, as part of ICOM’s global celebration.
Museum of Glass is sponsored in part by the City of Tacoma Arts Commission, ArtsFund, The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, and The Dimmer Family Foundation.
Hours and Admission
Museum and Store open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Third Thursdays 10 am to 8 pm, and Sundays 12 pm to 5 pm until Memorial Day. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Open Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day. Museum and Store open Monday through Sunday during Summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Open Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
Admission is free for members, $15 general, $12 seniors, military and students (13+ with ID), $13 AAA Members, $12 groups of 20 or more, $10 groups of 50 or more, and $5 for children (6-12) years old. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Admission is free every third Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 8 pm.