The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art will join museums in North America in celebrating Art Museum Day Sunday, May 18. The museum will participate during normal museum hours – 10a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a guided tour of its latest exhibition “Visions of the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone” from noon to 1p.m. and discounts in the museum store from 1 to 3p.m.
“I visit my art museum because ….” is the tagline for this year’s Art Museum Day and attendees will be invited to share their responses to the tagline via Twitter and on the National Museum of African Art’s Facebook page with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.
This is the fifth year that the Association of Art Museum Directors is uniting its membership to celebrate the event.