PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Several museums in Philadelphia will offer free admission to the public this Sunday, May 18th (and at the Penn Museum on Tuesday, May 20th) as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day.

Brandywine River Museum
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford
*Free admission does not include historic properties*

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Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
118 S. 36th Street
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The museum is always free, but they are celebrating Art Museum Day with 10 percent off on catalogues.

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Penn Museum
*Free admission is on Tuesday, May 20th*
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
3260 South Street

Enjoy free admission and a host of special collections activities, plus storytelling for families, as the Penn Museum, in conjunction with the national Association of Art Museum Directors, celebrates Museum Day 2014.

Penn Museum’s international galleries feature great art from throughout millennia and across continents, and guests can take tours throughout the day. (Free admission not valid on pre-scheduled group visits.)

For more information, click here.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
118 North Broad Street

Enjoy a special gallery tour, “PAFA and the French Connection” with Daniele Thomas-Easton from 12-1 p.m.  Discover the French influence on art at PAFA – from French émigrés settling in Philadelphia to American artists seeking their paths in France.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Among the special exhibitions on view will be Treasures from Korea: Art and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 (through May 26), as well as Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans Patrick Kelly (through November 30).

For more  information, see the Museum’s calendar here.

International Museum Day is organized annually around the world by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).  A comprehensive list of participating AAMD member art museums is available on the AAMD website.




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