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CMA offers free admission on Sunday, May 19

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Museum of Art announces free admission on Sunday, May 19 from noon until 5:00 p.m. as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. Last year, the CMA—along with more than 120 other AAMD member museums across North America—participated in Art Museum Day.

In 2012, AAMD launched an initiative encouraging visitors of all ages to share their experiences of Art Museum Day through social media. Last year’s event prompted an outpouring of responses with tweets, check-ins and personal responses from across North America. The CMA invites visitors to continue the conversation this year by sharing their perspectives via social media with the hashtag #artmuseumday.

The new exhibition, Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh will be on view and the catalogue is available in the Museum Shop. Ask for the TAP tour at the check-in desk for a fun and new multimedia experience to immerse yourself in the works. Guided tours of the CMA collection begin at 2:00 p.m. Details available at columbiamuseum.org.

“Art museums bring communities together and engage people of every background in the shared exploration of human expression across time and cultures,” Chris Anagnos, Executive Director of AAMD, said. “AAMD is so pleased that the Columbia Museum of Art is joining us in celebrating Art Museum Day and is encouraging everyone in Columbia to participate and share their experiences in a public forum.”

Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that art museums play in their communities, highlights the value of the visual arts in society and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in the wide-ranging programs offered by AAMD member museums. These member institutions—located across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—include regional museums as well as large international museums.


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