Celebrate the museums of Charlotte with International Museum Day

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“Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers” at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.

This coming Saturday, May 18, is International Museum Day. The Levine Center for the Arts’ partners are all participating; this means the Mint Museum of Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will offer a special “pay what you wish” admission fee. Additionally, special programming surrounding the Day’s 2013 theme, “museums (memory + creativity) = social change,” will be on view.

The International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) started International Museum Day in 1977 to promote awareness of the important role museums play in the development of society. According to ICOM, “From America to Oceania, through Europe, Asia and Africa, International Museum Day is a special moment for the museum community.” Last year, 32,000 museums from 129 countries participated in the event.

At the Mint Museum Uptown, visitors can enjoy:

  • 50 percent off museum memberships
  • Viewing of John W. Love, Jr.‘s art installation, “Fecund”
  • F.O.O.D and Fellowship event for mothers and daughters

At the Gantt Center, visitors can enjoy:

  • 50 percent off family memberships
  • Viewing of the special exhibitions: “I Got Freedom Up Over My Head: Portraits by Julie Moos,” “Jonathan Green: A Spiritual Journey of Life” and “Etched in the Eyes: David Herman, Jr.”
  • Viewing of “Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors, Lovers” and “Appetite for Risk: Works by Emilio Stanzani”

At the Bechtler Museum, visitors can enjoy:  For more information on International Museum Day, visit http://icom.museum/activities/international-museum-day/.