Art Museum Day is officially Friday, but the Carnegie is piggybacking its free admission on its monthly Culture Club happy hour. Tomorrow’s Culture Club includes a screening of an episode from the current season of PBS series Art21, and a discussion of a work from the museum’s collection by Glenn Ligon.
Culture Club, which begins at 5:30 p.m., is included in the free admission, but the bar is cash. The Art21 episode, “History,” screens at 7:15 p.m.
Also participating in Art Museum Day are the Frick Art & Historical Center, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and The Andy Warhol Museum. (A complete list of participating institutions is at http://www.aamd.org/newsroom/).
On Friday, the Frick offers free docent-led tours of Clayton, the restored home of the Henry Clay Frick Family. (Admission to the Frick’s art museum is always free.)
Might be a good weekend to visit the Frick, as it’s the last for Draw Me A Story: A Century of Children’s Book Illustrations, which surveys the genre from the mid-1800s on. The weekend includes a tribute to the late Maurice Sendak, whose art is featured, with a Sat., May 19 screening of animated versions of Where The Wild Things Are and other Sendak stories.
The Westmoreland, in Greensburg, usually asks for a donation but is also offering free admittance on Friday.
The Warhol will offer free admission on Tue., May 22.