Friday, May 17
10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
The Museum will be open with FREE general admission from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17 for Art Museum Day.
For the 10th anniversary year of Art Museum Day, The San Diego Museum of Art will join the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and hundreds of institutions across North America in offering great opportunities for our audiences. This year, the Museum will offer free general admission to recognize the arts and the important role that art museums play in their communities. The Museum also invites visitors to share their Art Museum Day experiences via social media, with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.
AAMD’s Art Museum Day is an opportunity to focus attention on the role of art museums in North America. The initiative is an extension of the International Council of Museums’s (ICOM) International Museum Day, a global program embracing all different types of museums. Last year, the San Diego Museum of Art—along with more than 150 other AAMD member museums of varying sizes across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—participated in Art Museum Day.
A comprehensive list of participating AAMD member art museums will be available on the AAMD website. Note that while AAMD’s Art Museum Day and ICOM’s International Museum Day are formally held each year on May 18, some institutions, like the San Diego Museum of Art, shift their events to adjacent dates.