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Access for All offers free admission to Orlando Museum of Art this Thursday

As part of a $40 million nationwide initiative funded by Art Bridges Foundation, Orlando Museum of Art now offers free admission on “Access for All” Third Thursdays of the month.

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The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is offering free admission this Thursday, March 21.

Access for All Third Thursdays, a monthly free day, launched in January of 2024 – the beginning of OMA’s year-long Centennial Celebration.

This program provides access to art and cultural experiences to everyone, with OMA opening the doors from 10 am to 8 pm on the third Thursday of every month, removing the burden of admission and giving visitors expanded hours to explore the museum.

Each event will feature live performances, educational experiences, and more! Sketching materials will be available to visitors between 5 pm and 7 pm, and a docent-led highlights tour will be held at 7 pm.

The free admission on the third Thursday of the month is made possible by a $400,000 grant from the Art Bridges Foundation. The “Access for All” initiative aims to increase access to museums and foster engagement with local communities by covering the costs of admission, expanded hours, and programming, outreach, and community partnerships that will enhance access to art and art experiences.

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The first Access for All Third Thursday will take place on January 18, 2024. Programming will include live performances, popular OMA educational programming, and refreshments. Parking at the museum is free for visitors. Public transportation is available to the museum via Sunrail and the LYNX bus system. The most convenient Sunrail station is located at AdventHealth, 500 East Rollins Street, Orlando. Guests who choose to arrive via the LYNX bus can access the museum via the Princeton Street and Loch Haven Park stop.

By making museum access free, Access for All Third Thursdays aims to break down the perception that museums are intimidating or inaccessible, making OMA a welcoming resource for all. With the area's poverty rate at nearly 13% and a median household income of $65,242, many residents work multiple low-wage jobs to make ends meet. Access for All Third Thursdays is designed to serve these

families and individuals by removing the barriers to museum access.

Through this new and exciting program, OMA hopes to introduce a new audience to their city’s art museum. The Orlando Museum of Art invites everyone to experience the beauty and inspiration art has to offer.

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