Austin Museum Day: The complete list of FREE happenings

It’s here. It’s free. It’s all over Austin.

Sunday is Austin Museum Day, an annual happening at nearly 40 museums, cultural sites and historic destinations, all of which offer free admission and a panoply of fun stuff to do.

• The Texas Memorial Museum hosts its super-popular Identification Day with  scientists and experts from around Central Texas on hand to identify natural objects such as fossils, bones, rocks and prehistoric archeological materials.

• Save Our Cemeteries will give tours of Oakwood Cemetery, Austin’s oldest city-owned cemetery, founded in 1839. Among the 23,000 burials are several Texas governors, historical notable and there are two historic Jewish sections.

• The Elisabeth Ney Museum — the 1892 former studio and home of the German-born sculptor  — has live music, art activities, new installations, caricature drawing and  food trucks.

Check out the entire list of happenings at Austin Museum Day 2016: museumlistamd2016


Elisabet Ney Museum
Elisabet Ney Museum

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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