Museum of Art - DeLand Joins Smithsonian magazine's
13th Annual Museum Day Live!
DeLand, FL September 18, 2017 - The Museum of Art - DeLand and its downtown gallery

will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.

“We feel it is important to be involved with Museum Day Live!.  This day is a wonderful opportunity for those individuals who may have an interest and curiosity to view and engage with phenomenal works of art, but might not have the funds to do so", says Shonna Green, Director of Marketing. "We hope they will not only come to the Museum of Art - DeLand, but also the other museums in our area that participate in Museum Day Live!."



The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket and will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

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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 20 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually. ( /

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For more information on the Museum of Art - DeLand, contact:

Shonna Green, Marketing Director | 386.734.4371 |

Press contact for Smithsonian magazine and Museum Day Live!:

Kristin Stiles | High 10 Media, for Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! | 212.918.2026