Saturday, September 28, 2013; 10 a.m.
Location: Wendell Gilley Museum, 4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine
Contact: Karim Slifka; 207-244-7555
The Wendell Gilley Museum will open its doors free-of-charge on Saturday, September 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors who present a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
The event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year’s event drew more than 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.
Museum Day Live! complements Wendell Gilley Museum’s mission to connect people, nature, and art as an all-inclusive community center. The Gilley celebrates the life and work of Wendell Gilley, a pioneer in the field of decorative bird carving. It teaches the art of bird carving and presents art exhibitions and educational programs to inspire appreciation of the visual arts, engagement in artistic creativity, and respect and care for the natural world.
Tickets are available to download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per e-mail address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participants, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday or contact Erin Meegan, High 10 Media, for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live!, at 212-918-2028.
Visit the Wendell Gilley Museum at 4 Herrick Road, Southwest Harbor, Maine with your Museum Day Live! ticket for free admission on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Fall museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to the Gilley’s signature bird carving exhibits, Naturally Drawn: Recent Works by Robert Pollien is also on exhibit through October 31, 2013.