By Lauren Lipton

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Museum of Art, usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King Day, and it’s part of a whole weekend of events.

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“We’re open, of course, on that Saturday and Sunday” says Timothy Rub, museum director and chief executive officer, “but we’re also going to be open to the public on Monday as a free day, and a day of service.

Rub says visitors will be able to see the newly opened exhibit Represent: 200 years of African-American art.

“This show has been many, many years in the making, and it’s generated a great, great deal of excitement,” he says. “Opening on Monday for Martin Luther King Day and offering free admission is a wonderful opportunity to share this exhibition and the collection with the community”

(credit Philadelphia Museum of Art, Photography by Constance Mensh.)

(credit Philadelphia Museum of Art, Photography by Constance Mensh.)

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And, for this week, that’s “Positively Philadelphia!”

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