Museums across North America to participate in this year’s Art Museum Day on Friday, May 18, 2018. The theme for Art Museum Day 2018 is Hyperconnected Museums, a recognition of the many ways in which museums serve as central points of connectivity within their communities, both online and in person.

Art Museum Day recognizes that museums are often important civic anchors, offering inspiring and educational experiences in ways that make towns, cities, and regions better places for everyone who lives and works there. Hyperconnected Museums also serve as engines for the creative economy, tapping the human creativity embedded in works of art—whether thousands of years old or as recent as 2018—to inspire new ideas and ways of thinking.

At MAG, on Friday, May 18, you can enjoy:

MAG Museum Day

above: Portrait of a Woman as a Bacchante, (detail) probably 1790s, attributed to Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun.