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Press Release                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Racine, WI     September 16, 2009
RAM Offers Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine's 5th Annual Museum Day

RAM entrance 72On Saturday, September 26, the Racine Art Museum will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. Smithsonian's Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, DC-based properties. Doors will be open to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide.

Last year, upwards of 200,000 people attended Museum day, with all 50 states plus Puerto Rico represented by over 900 participating museums, including 84 Smithsonian affiliate museums. This year, the magazine expects to attract of 1,000 museums.

Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to RAM. Visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday to download the Museum Day Admission Card, of find it in the September 2009 issue of Smithsonian. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. Listings and links to participating museums' and sponsors' sites, can also be found online.

CITGO is the supporting sponsor of Museum Day.

Together, the two campuses of the Racine Art Museum, RAM in downtown Racine at 441 Main Street and the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts at 2519 Northwestern Avenue, seek to elevate the stature of contemporary crafts to that of fine art by exhibiting significant works in craft media with painting, sculpture and photography, while providing outstanding educational art programming.

Docent led contemporary craft and architectural tours of the museums are available. Both campuses of the Racine Art Museum, are open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and are closed Mondays, Federal holidays and Easter. RAM is open Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm, while Wustum is closed Sundays. An admission fee of $5 for adults, with reduced fees for students and seniors, applies at RAM. Admission to Wustum is free. Members are always admitted without charge to either campus.

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