Go to an Art Museum Today Day
annually on November 9th
It's the best day of the year to go to an art museum because it's Go to an Art Museum Today Day! Art museums display art, usually from their collection. Also known as art galleries, they also sometimes host temporary exhibitions, often with items on loan from other museums. Visual art is the most prominent type of art at art museums, but they may also host concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and performance art. Art museums can be privately or publicly owned. Kunstmuseum Basel, dating to 1661, is considered to be the first public art museum in the world. During the second half of the eighteenth century, several private collections were opened to the public. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, located in Washington, D.C. but now closed, is considered to have been the first art museum in the United States. There are many university art museums and galleries around the world, with more than 700 of them located in the United States. Some art museums have large online collections as well.
How to Observe Go to an Art Museum Today Day
Celebrate by going to an art museum! Visit one near you, or plan a trip to one of the world's most visited or largest art museums. Check if the art museum you go to is offering anything special for Go to an Art Museum Today Day.