Waterloo Region Museum City, Kitchener, Ontario
Gallery tours and lectures
Celebrate International Museum Day at the Waterloo Region Museum on Friday, May 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Featuring gallery tours, the Ernie Kalwa Jazz Trio, and refreshments with cash bar.
Guest speaker Lynn Belluscio, Director of the Leroy Historical Society and Curator of the Jell-0 Museum in LeRoy, New York.
Join us for an elegant - yet jiggly - evening!
Waterloo Region Museum, 10 Huron Rd., Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2P2R7
Tel: 519-748-1914 Fax: 519-748-0009
Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton, Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick
To see the program, please visit the French version of this page
Université de Moncton, Campus de Moncton, Pavillon Léopold-Taillon, 18, avenue Antonine-Maillet, Moncton, NB, Canada E1A 3E9
Tel. (506) 858-4088 Fax. (506) 858-4043
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact : Jeanne Mance Cormier - email@example.com
Currency Museum , Ottawa, ON
Presentation and tours by our curators on technological innovations in bank notes and a short booklet for our visitors
On Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, visitors at the Currency Museum of the Bank of Canada will be invited to attend one-hour long presentations or tours featuring technological innovations in bank note production and design. For visitors unable to attend those events, a small booklet will be available and will discuss the same subjects.
245 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0G9
Tel. 613-782-8914 Fax. 613-782-7761
General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, Crawfordsville, Indiana
Exhibition: “Courage & Conflict: Lew Wallace in 1862”
The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with free tours of its facilities, including the new exhibit “Courage & Conflict: Lew Wallace in 1862”. For more information on this and other events at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, call 765-362-5769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
200 Wallace Avenue, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA 47933
Tel. 765-362-5769 Fax 765-362-5768
Contact person : Kara Edie, Marketing Director - email@example.com
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
The Harvard Art Museums are celebrating International Museum Day with an offer of free admission to all visitors on May 18, 2012. A 10% discount will also be offered on all new membership sign-ups that day. To join, sign-up at the admission desk in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, call 617-495-4544, or visit www.harvardartmuseums.org/members.
485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County at the Hjemkomst Center museum, Moorhead, Minnesota
The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County collects, preserves, and presents the history and culture of Clay County and the region. The museum’s Hjemkomst Viking Ship and full-scale replica of Norway’s Hopperstad Stave Church make the museum one of America’s premier destinations for Scandinavian heritage. The HCSCC also hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq. feet of temporary exhibition space. The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is a community resource for 150,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area and serves an average of 40,000 visitors a year from all over the world. Museum Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. (March through December only), and Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
Adults $7, Seniors $6, College Students $6, Youth (5 - 17) $5, Children (4 & under) Free, HCSCC Members Free.
Free admission every 3rd Tuesday from 5 - 8 p.m. (March through December only)
202 First Avenue North, Moorhead, Minnesota 56560
Tel. 218-299-5511 Fax 218-299-5510
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, San Francisco
Exhibitions and programs available for visitors on 2012 IMD - 18 May :
Paul Klee: Portraits
Revered Modernist Paul Klee (1879–1940) often utilized the genre of portraiture to explore artistic, social, and personal ideas and created images of himself, friends, and imagined others that invoke myriad psychological states.
This exhibition in the museum’s Koret Visitor Education Center highlights a selection of crowdsourced games designed by SFMOMA’s community, for SFMOMA’s community.
Organized by Wexner Center for the Arts, this major traveling exhibition of more than 50 works is the first museum survey of Mark Bradford, a Los Angeles–based artist and MacArthur Foundation “genius” award recipient who is a leading figure in American contemporary art.
Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective
Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, coorganized by SFMOMA and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, presents the artist’s first midcareer retrospective in the United States.
This group exhibition features contemporary video and installation works that specifically address acts of recording, speaking, and writing, underscoring the performative quality of much contemporary art practice. Works by Anthony Discenza, Shilpa Gupta, Lynn Marie Kirby and Li Xiaofei, and John Smith will be included, as well as three recent acquisitions by artists Dora García, Aurélien Froment, and Tris Vonna-Michell, which receive their U.S. museum debut with this presentation.
Photography in Mexico: Selected Works from the Collections of SFMOMA and Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser
This exhibition explores the diverse tradition of photography in Mexico, from the medium’s first flowering in the wake of the Mexican Revolution (1910–20) and the explosion of the illustrated press at midcentury to the intense documentary investigations of the 1970s and ’80s and more recent considerations of the U.S./Mexico border region.
The Utopian Impulse: Buckminster Fuller and the Bay Area
The first to consider Fuller’s Bay Area design legacy, this exhibition features some of his most iconic projects, primarily drawn from the recently acquired print portfolio Inventions: Twelve Around One.
Parra: Weirded Out
This exhibition combines a 60-foot-long mural and a selection of print works by Dutch graphic artist Parra in his first U.S. museum presentation.
New Work: Katharina Wulff
Imbued with whimsy and gloom, vulnerability and strength, Katharina Wulff’s figurative paintings depict imaginary, far-off locales often populated by strange animals and alluring visages.
Jim Campbell: Exploded Views
This new installation in SFMOMA’s Haas Atrium features hundreds of flickering LED lights, creating the illusion of figurative images that explore and reflect the human experience.
Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection
This installation of works from SFMOMA’s collection is conceived as a series of chapters that illuminate key moments and themes in 20th-century art.
• There will be private school tours happening on this day for various exhibitions.
• Docent-led gallery tours for the public (free with general admission).
• Educational video screenings in the museum’s Koret Visitor Education Center (free with
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Museum hours: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:45 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): open at 10 a.m. Closed Wednesdays and the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. The museum is open the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Koret Visitor Education Center: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:30 p.m. Summer hours: open at 10 a.m.
SFMOMA is easily accessible by Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and Caltrain. Hourly, daily, and monthly parking is available at the SFMOMA Garage at 147 Minna Street. For parking information, call 415.348.0971
All free with general admission
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Oshkosh Public Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Hands-on activities, crowd-curation, bake sale, admission specials, extended hours
Celebrate International Museum Day at the Oshkosh Public Museum with special extended hours through 7:00 pm. Enjoy buy one get one free admission all day and access to special programs and hands-on activities for visitors of all ages. Start by working with a Museum curator at our “Exhibit Builder” workstations, where you will get to create your own mini-exhibit using artifacts, backgrounds, cases and labels. After that, get ready for a laugh with “Museum Mad Libs” as you come up with outrageous stories about favorite Museum artifacts. Take some time to write a letter to a pen pal at the Musée Héritage Museum in Alberta, Canada, to get connected “Across Borders,” and don’t miss the “International Tastes” bake sale featuring all sorts of culturally-inspired sweets and treats.
Cost: Buy One Get One Free Admission all day
Seniors (62+): $5
Children (6-17): $3.50
1331 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone number: (920) 236-5799
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
The worldwide community of museums will celebrate the 35th anniversary of International Museum Day on Friday, May 18th. RAM will commemorate this year's celebration with a chic poolside White Party fundraiser for RAM at the estate of K-MAC Enterprises mogul and philanthropist Mr. Kenny King.
This fundraiser is to celebrate RAM’s opening, which is slated for January 19, 2013 and will bring together art aficionados and philanthropists in Fort Smith as well as the surrounding areas. Guests are asked to wear all white to show support for the cause. In addition to the spectacular views and musical entertainment of Hot Springs-based musician J.D. Chitwood, special guests will enjoy complimentary champagne, white chocolate martinis, an array of appetizers and delicious sweet treats. RAM will feature other artistic components at the event, including showcasing cutting-edge algorithmic and wearable art.
“It’s an exciting time for RAM,” stated Executive Director Lee Ortega, “this event is about celebrating art and a new beginning for Fort Smith’s first art museum. Even though we’re much closer our fundraising goal, we will continue fundraising so we will be able to offer the rich and diverse programming we’ve planned for the community.”
Reservations are $150 per person and the cost is all-inclusive. Space is limited and sold on a first come, first served basis and can be secured by calling 479.784.2787 or by going online at fsram.org. Checks can be mailed to RAM, 701 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901. Sponsorships are also currently available.
The greatly anticipated January 19, 2013 opening of the museum located at 1601 Rogers Avenue in the heart of Fort Smith marks a major turning point for this organization. Formerly the Fort Smith Art Center, located in the historic Belle Grove District for the past four decades, the new Fort Smith Regional Art Museum looks forward to expanded programming and exhibitions. RAM has raised close to 2.5M since 2009 and continues its fundraising campaign.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday 8AM-4PM
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny King
Dr. and Mrs. Greg Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bagby
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Yaffe
Libations provided by:
In Good Spirits
Musical stylings provided by:
Floral design provided by:
Collections Floral Inc. by Mary Charlton
Décor provided by:
Professional photography provided by:
Bedford Camera & Video
RAM Interim Office
701 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
T (479) 784-2787
F (479) 784-9071
Speed Art Museum, Louisville
Free admission to museum collection and interactive family galleries
Be our guest for the day and enjoy FREE admission to the Museum’s collection and the award winning Art Sparks interactive family gallery on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in celebration of International Museum Day!
The Speed Art Museum is Kentucky’s largest art museum with a collection that spans 6,000 years of human creativity from Antiquities to contemporary art. During our celebration of IMD families will be able explore our new Quick Start Story Gallery an experimental hands-on gallery that allows visitors to discover the stories behind the art, talk with each other about what they see and make up stories to unlock a work of art. Quick Start features works by James Tissot, Jacob Lawrence, Henry Moore, Ed Hamilton and others.
2035 S. Third St., Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Tel. 502.634.2700 Fax 502.636.2899
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Movie, concert, free admission, social media: the institution will be offering free admission from 11am to midnight. In the evening, there will be a movie and concert for families as well as Twitter and Facebook give-aways!
Address: 2001 Flora, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone number: 214.242.5178