Save the Date for Museum Mile Festival
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The Guggenheim, along with nine other cultural institutions along New York’s Museum Mile, will participate in the 34th Annual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 9 pm. The mile-long block party and visual art celebration offers an array of performances and outdoor activities from 82nd to 110th Street, as well as free museum admission. For the occasion, the Guggenheim will have live music, chalk drawing, educational activities, as well as free access to the special exhibitions on view, such as Francesca Woodman; Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960; and A Year with Children 2012.
The opening ceremony will take place at 5:45 pm at National Academy Museum and School (Fifth Avenue at 89th Street). Other cultural institutions joining the Guggenheim this year are El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; the Jewish Museum; Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution; National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts; Goethe-Institut New York/German Cultural Center; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Museum for African Art, opening in its new home in a year. For a list of events and performances at each museum, visit museummilefestival.org, and for updates, follow @MuseumMileNYC on Twitter.