The annual Museum Miles Festival on New York’s Fifth Avenue will take place virtually and in person on June 8
New York’s legendary annual Museum Mile Festival will take place on June 8 virtually and in person.
Eight Fifth Avenue museums will come together to present the 43rd Museum Mile Festival on June 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The day-long celebration of art and culture will include live and pre-recorded programs, tours of virtual exhibitions, live musical performances and activities for all ages. Content will be broadcast on the museums’ respective websites and social media platforms, and will include in-person outdoor programming. Culture enthusiasts from around the world can join New Yorkers for this unique celebration, by following the hashtag # MMF2021 on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for cultural events throughout the day.
The eight institutions participating in this long-standing collaboration are 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; and Central Africa. The New York City Museum; 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 City that share a private space. public partnership with the City and reside in a property owned by the City.
The Museum Mile Festival, which normally takes place on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 110e Street, the second Tuesday evening in June, was established in 1978 to raise awareness of its member institutions and promote public support for the arts. The Festival, hosted practically this year due to the pandemic, is presented in this friendly spirit, with the same objective of raising public awareness of the arts and culture and bringing communities together.