Free Admission to Art Museums in Philly on Saturday, May 18th

International Museum Day and Art Museum Day is Saturday, May 18, 2013. In celebration of this day, five museums in and around Philadelphia are offering free admission this Saturday – just show up and smile!

Philadelphia Museum of Art (including the Rodin Museum), Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia

Receive free admission to all of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s buildings on Saturday, May 18; the main building, Perelman Building, Rodin Museum and Historic House Mount Pleasant are all welcoming guests with open arms at no cost. Visit the museum’s current exhibits; Art of Golf, Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, Journeys to New Worlds and CandyCoated Wonderland.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia

International Museum Day also conveniently falls in the midst of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ 112th-annual student art show, which opens this Friday, May 10, so Museum Day participants get a free look at impressive artwork from up-and-coming student artists. Participants are also invited to view other exhibits currently on view at the museum likeModern Women at PAFA: From Cassatt to O’Keeffe and A New Look: Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre.

Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chaddsford, PA

 In addition to providing Art Museum Day guests with free admission, theBrandywine River Museum is hosting a cool exhibit, Ides of March: The Making of a Masterpiece by Andrew Wyeth. The exhibition features the painting itself, and dozens of the studies that aided Wyeth in the creation of the painting.

Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE

Wilmington’s Delaware Art Museum invites guests to take in the museum’s expansive collection for free for the worldwide museum celebration. Discover photography, illustrations from notable illustrators, paintings and more at the all day event.

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