Museum Mile Festival
Fifth Avenue, 82nd – 105th Streets
Tuesday, June 14th | 6-9PM
The Museum Mile festival began during the 1970s fiscal crisis as a way to increase support and develop a larger audience for the arts. Museum Mile since then has continued to promote public awareness, accessibility and attendance, and celebrate the cultural diversity of New York. With over 37 years and more one million visitors, the festival became so successful that the City of New York officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets as “Museum Mile.”
The annual Museum Mile Festival will be held Tuesday, June 14th from 6-9 pm. The festival will kick off with an opening ceremony with remarks by Daniel H. Weiss, President of The Met, and representatives of the city, at the steps of The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5:45 pm. The P.S. Art 2016 exhibition, an annual exhibition of work from student artists all over the city, will be presented during the ceremony as well and continue through October 23 . Throughout the festival there will be free access to seven museums along the mile, live bands and entertainment, art-in-the streets, and activities for kids. Participating museums include El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Neue Galerie New York, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The exhibitions that will be on view at The Met on the evening of June 14th: