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Free Museum Day 2018 Smithsonian Magazine

Photo: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, United States via Roberto Nickson

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 marks Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. This year, the event will honor “Women Making History,” with more than 1,250 museums across the U.S. who have registered to be a part of the celebration. The best part? The participating museums are providing free entry to anyone with a Museum Day ticket.

This year’s theme celebrates women—past and present—who pioneered and inspired cultural, artistic, and scientific movements. In the run up to the one-day event, the Museum Day Twitter account has been sharing #WomenMakingHistory images, quotes, and facts. One tweet shares the story of Alice Paul, a leading advocate of the suffrage movement, while another gives a shout out to Susan B. Anthony, a pioneering feminist, who famously said, “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” Her birth place in Massachusetts is now one of the museums that is opening its doors to the public on Museum Day. The account also shared an interview with Amy Sherald, the contemporary artist who painted the famous portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama, which is now on display at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Want to be part of the fun? Head to the Smithsonian Magazine website to discover which museums are taking part in your area. You can download one ticket per email address, which provides free admission on September 22nd, 2018 for two people.

September 22nd, 2018 marks Smithsonian Magazine’s 14th annual, free Museum Day.

This year’s theme celebrates women—past and present—who pioneered and inspired movements in the arts, sciences, and culture.

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h/t: [Brit + Co]

All images via Smithsonian Magazine.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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