Art Museum Day 2017

For the eighth year, AAMD is uniting its membership to celebrate Art Museum Day on/around Thursday, May 18.

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AAMD Statement on NEA, NEH, and IMLS

Read AAMD's March 15 statement on the proposed federal budget's elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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San Antonio Museum of Art: Art in Any Language

The San Antonio Museum of Art offers Art in Any Language welcome tours for refugees, immigrants, and anyone new to the U.S.

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Art Museum Directors

.@muac_unam celebrates #ArtMuseumDay with "Museum as a Space of Reflection and Resistance" https://t.co/VNG3lUuK5B https://t.co/ELwGM9pwXp

Frye Art Museum RT

The @US_IMLS has provided support for our Creative Aging programs that promote life-long learning and arts engageme… https://t.co/3YQJyZHlC6

Independent Sector RT

.@MuseumDirectors Christine Anagnos shares why @US_IMLS is important to @FryeArtMuseum. https://t.co/ruKvqngP2y

Sascha Freudenheim RT

Nice to see @MuseumDirectors & others here, advocating to #saveIMLS https://t.co/FiHEeN562w #libraries #art #museums #books

Art Museum Directors

AAMD Executive Director Christine Anagnos & others speak up for @US_IMLS: https://t.co/U1O5oVxyHr #savetheimls #saveimls @FryeArtMuseum

Art Museum Directors

How Kansas City got its magnificent museum, @nelson_atkins: https://t.co/1I0uFneKGB https://t.co/Fg8KVYsv3t

Julia Reich RT

Introducing 'Art Museums by the Numbers', #infographics + report we designed for @MuseumDirectors https://t.co/PeRL1WVYr2 #stonesoupcreative

Art Museum Directors

AAMD president @brianferriso, director @PDXArtMuseum, on why art museums matter: https://t.co/NyhwApKDnt https://t.co/Twbf69iStT

Kaywin Feldman RT

"As an immigrant, I felt like I belonged" A recent @artsmia visit comment on Yelp received an explosion of applause at our staff meeting.

SpencerMuseum of Art RT

Congrats to our Director Saralyn Reece Hardy and the other inductees to the KU Women's Hall of Fame!… https://t.co/BL2Af3qaG4

Association of Art Museum Directors

Museum and library workers and advocates - including our executive director Christine Anagnos - describe how defunding the Institute of Museum and Library Services will not only harm museums and libraries, but the communities they serve. For example, IMLS supports Frye Art Museum's artmaking program for people with dementia and their caregivers. #SavetheIMLS #SaveIMLS

Association of Art Museum Directors

MUAC Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City is celebrating Art Museum Day by critically reflecting on the various challenges of inequality and inclusion that art museums face. MUAC's program for May 18 includes a series of discussions, room activations, experimental tours and audio-visual caps organized around the overarching topics of gender equality, theories of disability, social marginality and uneven access to cultural goods. See how other museums are celebrating #ArtMuseumDay this year at bit.ly/museumday17!

Association of Art Museum Directors

The history behind one of America's great art collections, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Association of Art Museum Directors

"In presenting our collections, exhibitions, and programs we reaffirm what it means to be human, creating an enduring sense of understanding, appreciation and empathy in our communities for all those that participate." AAMD President and Portland Art Museum director Brian Ferriso on why museums matter. https://aamd.org/our-members/from-the-field/why-museums-matter

Association of Art Museum Directors

“It’s all about faith, and death, and the human experience. It’s extraordinarily gruesome.” In honor of AAMD's 100th anniversary, we asked some museum directors to tell us about their formative experiences in art museums for a series called Centennial Conversations. Our latest Centennial Conversation features AGO - Art Gallery of Ontario director Stephan Jost on an inspiring encounter with Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece. Video by SandenWolff