Vero Beach Museum of Art to celebrate International Museum Day

VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach Museum of Art announced today that it will offer free admission to all exhibitions on Tuesday, May 18, as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) celebration of International Museum Day.

Participation by AAMD member museums will focus attention on the important roles that art museums serve in their communities, further showcase their remarkable collections, and increase opportunities for audiences to engage with the many educational programs art museums offer.

VBMA free exhibitions will include Ships and Shorelines: William Bradford and Nineteenth-Century American Marine Painting; Food For Thought: Sculpture by Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz; A Secret Language: Sculpture by John Bisbee, and Watercolors from the Permanent Collection.

AAMD member museums, located across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, include smaller regional museums as well as large international institutions. International Museum Day is organized annually around the world by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

“We believe that art museums are crucial to our understanding of world history and cultures, and provide a unique and irreplaceable public service,” said Michael Conforti, president of AAMD and director of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. “AAMD is committed to exploring new ways to underscore the value of the visual arts in civic society, and we are excited that the Vero Beach Museum of Art is joining with us and the global community of museums to focus on this message of public service.”

A comprehensive list of participating AAMD member art museums will be available in the newsroom of the AAMD website (

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is the largest cultural arts facility of its kind on Florida’s Treasure Coast. This accredited art museum offers regional, national, and international art exhibitions, Sculpture Park, studio art and humanities classes, exhibition tours, Museum Store, film studies, performances, workshops, lectures, seminars, art research library, public programs, youth events, and community cultural celebrations.

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