International Museum Day events at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art

On May 17 at 7:30 pm the museum will celebrate International Museum Day with a free showing of the documentary film Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall. Hosted by radio and television correspondent Susan Stamberg, the film chronicles the history of museums in America over the past 100 years. In keeping with the spirit of International Museum Day, admission will be free on May 18. 

International Museum Day is a celebration that is held each year on or about May 18, and provides a great opportunity for museums to raise awareness of their role as institutions in the service of society and its development. Each year, the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Museums defines a specific theme for the day. This year’s theme is Museums in a Changing World: New Challenges, New Inspirations.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is located at 700 State Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3; $2 for seniors 62 and older and students 13 and older; free for children 12 and younger; everyone free on Tuesdays. For more information, please call 503/370-6855 or visit