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Visit the Corcoran, Phillips Collection and more for free on Art Museum Day

Saturday is Art Museum Day, a national initiative to spotlight art museums. Don't bother bringing your wallet: For a single day, area museums that usually charge admission will waive the fee, or reduce it -- a kind gesture to get you in the door.

In Washington, three museums are participating: the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Corcoran and the Phillips Collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art will also waive admission on Saturday, while Hillwood will offer two-for-one admission when its next exhibition, "Living Artfully," opens on June 8.

The Corcoran is free this Saturday, but if you miss it, you'll have all summer to go: The museum's annual Free Summer Saturdays promotion runs through Aug. 31.  (Corcoran Gallery of Art)

Make plans to pop into the Corcoran to see the museum's photography exhibition "How Is the World?" or head to the Phillips Collection to get in touch with your inner honeybee in the Laib Wax Room. At the Corcoran, Art Museum Day will serve as an early kickoff to the museum's annual Free Summer Saturdays promotion, which offers free admission and family activities every Saturday through Aug. 31.

Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style.



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