On June 12, part of New York's Fifth Avenue is blocked off from cars and several museums are open to the public for free.
Now in its 33rd year, the Museum Mile Festival is expected to draw between 40,000 and 50,000 people. Special programming, music and events will take place from 6-9 pm on Fifth Ave. between 82nd and 105th streets.
Museum participants and a selection of exhibitions include:
El Museo del Barrio debuts Caribbean: Crossroads of the World
Museum of the City of New York: Capital of Capital: New York's Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy and The Greatest Grid: The Master Plan of Manhattan, 1811-2011
The Jewish Museum: Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940; Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel; Sanford Biggers and Jennifer Zackin: a small world...; Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey; and for children, Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum: A renovation will keep the galleries closed and exhibitions will take place at satellite locations. Visit cooperhewitt.org for information.
National Academy Museum & School: Women's Work, including Mary Cassatt -- Graphic Artist, Colleen Browning: Urban Dweller, Exotic Traveler, May Stevens: The Big Daddy Series, Women Sculptors of the National Academy and From Protest to Process: Recent Gifts by Women Academicians; White: The Anatomy of a Color; and the second rotation of An American Collection,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949-1960; Francesca Woodman; From the Archives: Artist Awards and Acquisitions, 1956-1987; the Thannhauser Collection; and A Year with Children 2012
Neue Galerie New York: Heinrich Kuehn and His American Circle: Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
The Goethe-Institut New York will be present information at its former building on 1014 Fifth Avenue, about its new location at 72 Spring Street, 11th Floor
The Museum for African American Art is closed while under construction on Fifth Avenue and 110th Street
For more information: http://museummilefestival.org/