Free Admission for All Participants Presenting a Museum Day Live! Ticket on September 26th
CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA – Bartow History Museum and Booth Western Art Museum will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record-high participation.
“Bartow History Museum has participated in the Museum Day Live! event for a number of years and has welcomed hundreds of guests. Participation allows us to open our doors to new audiences and share the rich history of Bartow County with visitors from across the state and region,” said Trey Gaines, Director for Bartow History Museum. “At Booth Museum we are excited to participate in Museum Day Live! and give people the opportunity to view the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in the country free of charge,” said Booth Museum Executive Director Seth Hopkins.
Museum Day Live! ticket holders will be able to experience the exhibitions of both museums on September 26th. At Bartow History Museum, visitors can explore Cherokee and pioneer cabins, sit in a one-room school house, listen to historic voices, and much more. At Booth Western Art Museum, visitors will be among the first to see Three Point Perspective: Dean, Elliott & Hagege, an exhibition featuring 40 new works by Glenn Dean, Josh Elliott and Logan Maxwell Hagege. Widely regarded as three of the rising Western art stars, despite having much in common and being inspired by many of the same influences, these three young artists often paint side-by-side on location, each with a distinctive style.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download for each museum. To obtain a ticket for Bartow History Museum, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/bartow-history-museum/. To obtain a ticket for Booth Western Art Museum, visit www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/booth-western-art-museum/. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only at the specific venue listed on the ticket. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit www.Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive/venues.
About Bartow History Museum
Located in the historic 1869 Courthouse, Bartow History Museum illustrates the past and present of Georgia’s Bartow County through interactive exhibits and enlightening programs. Visitors explore Cherokee and pioneer cabins, sit in a one-room school house, listen to historic voices, and much more. Bartow History Museum also maintains an active and extensive archives, preserving historic photographs, documents, and other materials. To learn more about Bartow History Museum, visit www.bartowhistorymueseum.org.
About Booth Western Art Museum
Booth Western Art Museum, an Affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution, is a 120,000 square foot museum located in Cartersville, Georgia, where guests are invited to See America’s Story through contemporary Western artwork, a Presidential Gallery, Civil War art gallery, and Sagebrush Ranch, an interactive children’s gallery. Open since August 2003, Booth Museum is the only museum of its kind in the Southeast and is the second largest art museum in the state of Georgia. To learn more about Booth Western Art Museum, visit www.boothmuseum.org.