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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Free Admission at the Carnegie Tomorrow

Posted By on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM

The Carnegie Museums of art and natural history will offer free admission from 3:30 p.m. until closing time, 8 p.m., as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ Art Museum Day. 

Art Museum Day is officially Friday, but the Carnegie is piggybacking its free admission on its monthly Culture Club happy hour. Tomorrow’s Culture Club includes a screening of an episode from the current season of PBS series Art21, and a discussion of a work from the museum’s collection by Glenn Ligon.

Culture Club, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is included in the free admission, but the bar is cash. The Art21 episode, “History,” screens at 7:15 p.m.

Also participating in Art Museum Day are the Frick Art & Historical Center, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and The Andy Warhol Museum. (A complete list of participating institutions is at 

On Friday, the Frick offers free docent-led tours of Clayton, the restored home of the Henry Clay Frick Family. (Admission to the Frick’s art museum is always free.)

Might be a good weekend to visit the Frick, as it’s the last for Draw Me A Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustrations, which surveys the genre from the mid-1800s on. The weekend includes a tribute to the late Maurice Sendak, whose art is featured, with a Sat., May 19 screening of animated versions of Where The Wild Things Are and other Sendak stories.

The Westmoreland, in Greensburg, usually asks for a donation but is also offering free admittance on Friday.

The Warhol will offer free admission on Tue., May 22.


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