Saturday, June 9, 2012

New York City Museum Mile Festival June 12 2012

From a release:

Museum Mile Festival
June 12, 2012
Along Fifth Avenue
From 82nd Street to 105th Street - New York City

Kick-Off
June 12, 2012 at 5:45PM
National Academy Museum
1083 5th Avenue

Check the full schedule here

NEW YORK CITY
- Begun as an initiative to spur the development of new museum audiences and to increase support for the arts during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, Museum Mile was formed as a consortium by the museums that share the Fifth Avenue address.

The first festival, held in June of 1978, was an instant success. Not only did it expose New Yorkers and NYC visitors to an incredible collection of New York’s artistic riches, it also brought together disparate New Yorkers. From the barrios of East Harlem and the townhouses lining the Upper East Side, to the winding streets of the Village and the clustered neighborhoods of the outer-boroughs, people came to celebrate their shared pride in their city. Museum Mile Festival promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time.

Museum Mile Festival’s reach now goes far beyond New York City. Thousands of tourists from around the country and world make their trip to Museum Mile Festival a yearly vacation tradition. Total attendance records over its twenty-six years have surpassed one million visitors, and because of the success of the festival and the work of consortium, the City of New York officially designated Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets as “Museum Mile”­ further cementing the area as one of the city¹s major cultural resources.

Museum for African Art
1280 Fifth Avenue (at 105th Street)

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street)

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue (between 92nd & 93rd Streets)

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
2 East 91st Street (off Fifth Avenue)

National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Avenue (between 89th & 90th Streets)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 88th Street)

Neue Galerie New York
1048 Fifth Avenue (at 86th Street)

Goethe-Institut New York
1014 Fifth Avenue (between 82nd & 83rd Streets)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)

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