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Washington Museums Go Free This Weekend for Art Museum Day

Visit the Phillips, the Corcoran, and more without paying for admission.

Visit the Phillips and more for free this Saturday. Photograph by Flickr user Alaskan Dude.

Yes, we’re spoiled with free museums in Washington, but that doesn’t mean this weekend’s Art Museum Day isn’t worth celebrating. Saturday, May 18, area institutions such as the Phillips Collection, the Corcoran, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Hillwood Estate are opening their doors with special deals on admission. The details:

Baltimore Museum of Art
Admission to the BMA is free, but the museum is offering $10 off individual and family memberships on Art Museum Day, so you can join for $45 instead of the usual $55. New members also receive a $10 voucher to Gertrude’s, the museum’s restaurant.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran is offering free admission all day May 18, as well as every Saturday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Additionally, use the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay to get 15 percent off at the museum shop.

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens
Visit the Hillwood Museum on May 18 and receive two-for-one admission to the upcoming exhibit “Living Artfully: At Home With Marjorie Merriweather Post,” opening June 8.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
The NMWA will offer free admission all day May 18, from 10 to 5.

Phillips Collection
The Phillips is offering free admission all day on May 18, from 10 to 5.

  • meag

    When did they start charging admission? I used to go to museums all the time till about 2001 and never paid admission. (Now, paying for parking at Udvar-Hazy is another story...)

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