Celebrate International Museum Day

May 18 is International Museum Day around the world.

Here in Minnesota several museums are participating in International Museum Day with special discounts.

American Swedish Institute

Current exhibit:

  • The Watercolor Worlds of Lars Lerin includes more than 40 large-scale multi-piece watercolor works displayed in the gallery and throughout the mansion. These often ethereal works depict both natural and built environments. They are powerful and luminous – it’s a lovely show and it closes May 22, so now is the time to see it!

Museum Day Deal: Buy one get one free admission; museum open until 8 pm.

watercolors by Lar Lerin at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

Bell Museum of Natural History

Current exhibit:

  • Retreat: Fractured Landscapes is Alyssa Baguss’ exploration of natural environments through wallpaper photo-murals of mountain scenes that have been altered by cutting away sections.

In addition, all of the dioramas should still be on display. This is a good time to see them in their original setting before the museum moves to its new building and the dioramas relocated or removed from display. (11 of the 16 large dioramas will make the move to the new building, but it is unclear how many of the smaller ones will be relocated for display.)

Museum Day Deal: Free admission all day (9 am to 5 pm)

Minnesota Historical Society

Current exhibits at the Minnesota History Center:

Current exhibit at the James J. Hill House:

Museum Day Deal: On Sunday, May 22, mention #MNMuseumDay for buy-one-get-one-free admission at the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum, James J. Hill House, or Split Rock Lighthouse.

Split Rock Lighthouse - ExplorationVacation.net

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Current exhibits:

Of course, all of the regular exhibits are also available, including the museum’s extensive collections of European and Asian art.

Museum Day Deal: The museum’s regular exhibitions are always free, but if you become a member, you’ll also get free admission to State of the Art all day (10 am to 5 pm) on International Museum Day.

Asian collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art - ExplorationVacation.net

Asian collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Art - ExplorationVacation.net

Walker Art Center

Current exhibits:

Note that the sculpture garden is closed this year while it is renovated.

Museum Day Deal: Free admission all day (11 am to 5 pm)

Walker Art Museum Minneapolis Minnesota - ExplorationVacation.net

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