VMFA celebrating Museum Day with free admission to Napoleon exhibit this Friday

VMFA celebrating Museum Day with free admission to Napoleon exhibit this Friday

In celebration of the 9th annual Art Museum Day, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will offer visitors complimentary vouchers for the upcoming exhibition, Napoleon: Power and Splendor.

From the VMFA:

In celebration of the 9th annual Art Museum Day, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will offer visitors complimentary vouchers for the upcoming exhibition, Napoleon: Power and Splendor. An initiative of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), Art Museum Day gathers hundreds of institutions from across North America to recognize the arts and the important role art museums play in their communities.

Visitors to the museum on Friday, May 18th can request up to two vouchers from the museum’s Visitor Services desk and the VMFA shop. Each voucher is redeemable for one adult, senior, student or youth admission to Napoleon: Power and Splendor, which opens June 9th and runs through September 3rd, 2018. The exhibition will offer visitors insight into how paintings, decorative arts, architectural settings and clothing were all used to support Napoleon’s rise to power and to establish and expand his empire.

Vouchers will be available on May 18, 2018 only. They may be redeemed at any time during the run of Napoleon: Power and Splendor, but may not be used for other exhibitions.

The theme for Art Museum Day 2018 is Hyperconnected Museums, a recognition of the many ways museums serve as central points of connectivity within their communities, both online and in person. Art museums are often anchors for public spaces and neighborhoods, and they partner with school systems and civic organizations in ways that make their 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.

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