Tuesday, May 18, 2021

May Every Day | International Museum Day

May Every Day is a series of (almost) daily blog posts for May 2021 sharing days and weeks that we celebrate or observe. Some of these days are well-known holidays while others are more obscure observances, some are celebrated internationally while others are more nationally focused, some are significant while others are just plain FUN!

Since 1977, the International Council of Museums has organized International Museum Day to stress that "museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples." It is celebrated on May 18 with museums around the world participating.

It's been a couple of years since we've visited a museum, but here are a few of our favorites.

MoMA in New York City - Some of the highlights for me were seeing Van Gogh's Starry Night, the art of Andy Warhol, and Monet's Water Lilies (which have their own room).

Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas - You can view the museum's collections online HERE.

Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas - One of our favorite places to take friends and family of all ages. There are several virtual exhibit resources HERE.

Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam - When we visited Amsterdam several years ago, we thoroughly enjoyed this museum that showcases the numerous ways the Dutch resisted Nazi occupation during World War II.

The National Gallery in London - I've been in this museum three different times so far, and there's still so very much I haven't seen!

These are just a few of our favorites. Many museums now offer virtual tours or online views of their collections, but I'm looking forward to the time when we feel comfortable traveling and visiting more museums in person!

Which museums are your favorite? Please share in the comments!

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