The International Quilt Study Center and Museum, Sheldon Museum of Art and University of Nebraska State Museum will open their doors free of charge on Sept. 24, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live!
On that day, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day.
The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew more than 400,000 participants, and this year’s event is expected to attract even more.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download here. Visitors who present the ticket will gain free admission for two on Sept. 24. One ticket per household and per email address is permitted.
University museums participating in the event, their addresses, hours and exhibitions are:
International Quilt Study Center and Museum, 1523 N. 33rd St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Visitors will be able to view the exhibitions “Quilts of Southwest Asia,” “Inside the Wrapper: The True Tales of the Mountain Mist,” “United in Memory: 9/11 Victims Memorial Quilt” and “Expressions from a Place of Trust: Quilts by Sheila Frampton Cooper.” For more information, click here.
Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: As an academic art museum, Sheldon schedules its exhibitions to coincide with the University of Nebraska calendar. Exhibitions on view during the fall semester are “Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Flux,” “Ron Jude: Lago,” “Re-Seeing the Permanent Collection” and “Saya Woolfalk | ChimaTEK: Kaleidoscopic Challenge.” For more information, click here.
University of Nebraska State Museum, 645 N. 14th St., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Major attractions in Morrill Hall include mammoths and mastodons of Nebraska’s past. Other popular exhibitions include “Minerals and Meteorites,” “Bizarre Beasts,” the “Hall of Nebraska Wildlife,” “Weapons Through Time” and “First Peoples of the Plains.” Young visitors will enjoy digging for fossils in the lively Discovery Center. Visitors are encouraged to view the temporary exhibition “National Geographic Photo Ark” by Joel Sartore, which will close on Jan. 9. For more information, click here.
For more information on Museum Day Live!, click here.