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August 20th, 2002
Museum Open Free on September 11

Philadelphia, PA (August 20, 2002) – The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today that admission will be free on September 11, 2002 (10:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.) in recognition of the anniversary of the tragic events of last year.

On this day of remembrance, the Museum hopes that its 200 galleries may serve as quiet spaces for reflection, enabling the widest possible audience to experience the healing power of art.

Please note that no Wednesday Nights program has been scheduled for September 11. The Cafeteria will be open 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the Museum Restaurant will be open for lunch, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and for dinner, 5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. (last seating at 7:15 p.m.). Parking on the terrace level outside the Museum is free on weekdays.

Many museums across the country are commemorating the events of September 11. For further information about their offerings, visit the American Association of Museums website:

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We are Philadelphia’s art museum. A landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. We are committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

For additional information, contact the Communications Department of the Philadelphia Museum of Art phone at 215-684-7860, by fax at 215-235-0050, or by e-mail at The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100.

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