Guggenheim Opens Its Doors 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 35th annual Museum Mile Festival on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 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 105th Street, as well as free museum admission. For the occasion, the Guggenheim will have chalk drawing as well as free access to the Thannhauser Collection, A Year with Children 2013, and New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939.
The opening ceremony will take place at 5:45pm in front of the Jewish Museum. Other cultural institutions joining the Guggenheim this year are El Museo del Barrio; the Museum of the City of New York; Neue Gallery; 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. For a list of events and performances at each museum, visit museummilefestival.org. For updates, follow @MuseumMileNYC on Twitter, and check in and find tips on Foursquare.