Philadelphia, PA (August 20, 2002) – The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today that admission will be free on September 11, 2002 (10:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.) in recognition of the anniversary of the tragic events of last year.
On this day of remembrance, the Museum hopes that its 200 galleries may serve as quiet spaces for reflection, enabling the widest possible audience to experience the healing power of art.
Please note that no Wednesday Nights program has been scheduled for September 11. The Cafeteria will be open 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the Museum Restaurant will be open for lunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and for dinner, 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. (last seating at 7:15 p.m.). Parking on the terrace level outside the Museum is free on weekdays.
Many museums across the country are commemorating the events of September 11. For further information about their offerings, visit the American Association of Museums website: http://www.aam-us.org/mcaf/.