Smithsonian Museum Day at the New Orleans Jazz Museum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM JOINS SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S 14TH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY
Free Admission on September 22, 2018 with a downloadable Museum Day ticket
Featuring Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast, Women of Note, Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial, and Jazz En Route to France 1917-1918 Exhibitions.
NEW ORLEANS (September 19, 2018)—The New Orleans Jazz Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.
Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.
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 glad to participate again in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day and provide an opportunity for locals and tourists alike to enjoy free access to our Museum—where jazz is explored in all its forms, in the very place it was born,” said New Orleans Jazz Museum Director Greg Lambousy.
Museum Day tickets will be available for download at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay beginning August 15. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay/Search.
For more information, please visit Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay.
About the New Orleans Jazz Museum
The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates jazz in the city where it was born. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is explored in all its forms. Through partnerships with local, national and international educational institutions, the New Orleans Jazz Museum promotes the global understanding of jazz as one of the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art forms in world history. For more information on upcoming performances, visit www.nolajazzmuseum.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @NOLAJazzMuseum.
About Smithsonian Media
Smithsonian Media is comprised of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, Air & Space magazine, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media oversees the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually. (smithsonian.com / si.edu)
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Baylee Badawy | Digital Media Strategist for the New Orleans Jazz Museum
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Greg Lambousy | Director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum
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