Celebrate International Museum Day on May 18

VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach Museum of Art will offer free admission to all exhibitions on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) celebration of International Museum Day. The Museum will be open on International Museum Day from 10 am until 4:30 pm. 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.

The Vero Beach Museum of Art’s free exhibitions that day includes American Masterworks: 150 Years of Painting from the Butler Institute of American Art, Impressions: Selections from the Manoogian Collection, Celebrating 25 Years: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, and the 2011 Indian River County Student Juried Exhibition.

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).

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.

For more information, call (772) 231-0707, e-mail info@verobeachmuseum.org, or visit  www.verobeachmuseum.org.

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