Friday Is Art Museum Day, Free Admission to Many NYC Museums

Cindy Sherman. 'Untitled #466,' 2008. Chromogenic color print, 8' 1 1/8 x 63 15/16" (246.7 x 162.4 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of Robert B. Menschel in honor of Jerry I. Speyer. © 2011 Cindy Sherman

On Friday, May 18, many museums in all boroughs of New York City are waiving their fees to let you in for free. Folks, it’s Art Museum Day. The $25 entrance fee at the Museum of Modern Art is no longer a reason for not having made it out to see the Cindy Sherman retrospective. The Association of Art Museum Directors has coordinated with International Museum Day (a worldwide event that has been happening since 1977) to arrange for free, or reduced, entrance in participating museums across the country. This means you can take in some of the best shows from the Cindy Sherman exhibition to the Kehinde Wiley show at the Jewish Museum at a bargain.

Here’s a list of participating museums in New York City, what exhibitions you can roll to on Friday and what discounts you can get. Read More