Cultural diversity abounds with the 41st annual Museum Mile Festival in New York City on June 11th. That’s when eight museums along Fifth Avenue open their doors for free to the public from 6pm to 9pm come rain or shine. The annual cultural event takes place along Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 110th Street. The giant block party includes special events, performances and live music. Here’s the low down….

EIGHT PARTICIPATING MUSEUMS ALONG THE AVENUE

Along the Avenue that is known as Fifth, eight cultural museums are participating. They include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Africa Center, The Jewish Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Neue Galerie of New York.

While it will be uber special to pop in at each of the eight museums to catch their exhibits, hitting at least half of them may seem more doable. To help with your itinerary for the evening, here’s our highlights to guide you.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Two of the many exhibits to see are Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll, and Camp, Notes on Fashion. 

 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Artisitic License, Six Takes on the Guggenheim’s Collection is the museum’s first artist-curated exhibit. Six contemporary artists explore the museum’s collection, each creating a distrinct thematic presentation. Another must see exhibit here is Implicit Tensions: Mappelthorpe Now, showcasing the artist Robert Mappelthorpe’s work.

 

Museum of the City of New York –   Exhibit is called Pride, Photographs of Stonewall and behond by Fred W. McDarrah

 

 

Cultural diversity rules Museum Mile during New York City’s biggest block party. Treat yourself to the celebrations and take advantage of free access to some of the world’s most prestigious art institutions. We are Socially Sparked. — tweet us @sosparkednews