Bruce Museum Offers Free Admission on Museum Day

The Bruce Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity, and inclusion.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

“We are pleased to join museums across the country in offering free access to the Bruce on September 22,” says Scott Smith, Museum spokesman. “An added benefit is that this year, Museum Day marks the opening of our signature fall exhibition, ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection.”

Other exhibitions on view at the Bruce on Museum Day include: “Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas, 1957-64”; “A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions” and “Wild Bees: Photographs by Paula Sharp and Ross Eatman.”

In conjunction with Museum Day’s Women Making History theme, Bruce Museum educators will be hosting art activities centered on women artists who use repeated patterns and motifs, such as the Navajo weavers and Phyllis Yes, creator of the Paint Can with Brush mixed media piece featured in “ReTooled.” The program will be offered for children and their families on a drop-in basis from 1 to 4 p.m.

Museum Day tickets are now available for download at Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on Sept. 22. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums may be found at

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