- The Metropolitan Museum of Art;
- Neue Galerie New York;
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum;
- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum;
- The Jewish Museum;
- Museum of the City of New York;
- El Museo del Barrio;
- The Africa Center.
The day’s offerings will be listed on each participating museum’s website. Or, follow hashtag #VirtualMuseumMile on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for cultural happenings throughout the day.
See what each museum is offering on the next page.
The Museum Mile Festival normally occurs on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 110th Street on the second Tuesday evening in June, ushering in the start of the NYC street fair season.
Established in 1978 to increase public awareness of its member institutions and promote public support of the arts, the Museum Mile Festival serves as a model for similar events across the country. Virtual Museum Mile Festival is presented in this convivial spirit, with the same goal of increasing public awareness of arts and culture, and bringing communities together in a socially responsible manner.
Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are members of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a diverse coalition of 34 nonprofit museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens in New York that share a private-public partnership with the NYC and reside within City-owned property.
“The Museum Mile Festival has been bringing New Yorkers together through the power of culture since 1978, creating a unique annual celebration that taps in to the collective energy of these diverse institutions,” said New York City Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals. “The festival began in the midst of one crisis as a way to keep New Yorkers connected through the arts, and I’m thrilled that these institutions have committed to bringing it online for the #VirtualMuseumMile this year. From artist interviews with El Museo to creating potato stamps with the Cooper Hewitt, I encourage all New Yorkers to check out this eclectic, exciting program.”