Cantor Arts Center Celebrates International Museum Day May 18, 2012

Stanford, California — The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University celebrates International Museum Day on Friday, May 18, by offering all visitors a 10 percent discount in the Bookshop—one of the benefits offered to Center members throughout the year. The Cantor Arts Center joins in this day’s special recognition of the important role museums play in their communities and encourages visitors to share their Center experiences. Visitors can “like” and comment on the Center’s Facebook page and post images of their visit on the Center’s Flickr group page.

The Cantor Arts Center joins the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in celebrating International Museum Day. In addition, the Center joins the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in celebration of Art Museum Day, which is also on May 18 this year. Participation by AAM, ICOM, and AAMD member museums focuses attention on the important roles that museums serve in their communities, showcases their remarkable collections, and increases opportunities for audiences to engage with the many educational programs that museums offer.

“Art museums create opportunities for the public to engage directly with works of art in new and meaningful ways—from transformative educational initiatives to innovative public partnerships,” said Chris Anagnos, Executive Director of AAMD. “AAMD believes that art should be accessible and relevant to all, and we are so pleased that the Cantor Arts Center is joining with us and the global community of museums to celebrate the role museums play in their communities and to encourage visitors to share their museum experiences.”

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VISITOR INFORMATION: Cantor Arts Center is open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm. Admission is free. The Center is located on the Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. Parking is free after 4 pm weekdays and all day on weekends. Information: 650-723-4177,

International Museum Day Poster