If you're one of the millions of people in New York City who enjoys our phenomenal museums, than you're really in luck right now.
First of all, if you sign up for the government issued IDNYC card, you won't just get a sleek photo ID. You'll also get free or reduced rate membership and access to about 40 of NYC's best museums and cultural institutions.
On top of that, the Brooklyn Museum will be free-- as in costing zero dollars for everybody --every Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Beginning January 21st, you can basically just walk into the Museum like you own the place. If you're like us, you always act like you own the place, but in this case, walking the walk won't cost you anything.
With the most creative marketing concept in museum history, they're calling it none other than "Thursday Nights".
"As a platform that supports great artists, innovators, and creative individuals, we are thrilled to partner with the Brooklyn Museum to offer free Thursday night admission at the Museum," said CEO and Founder of Squarespace, Anthony Casalena in a press release.
brooklynmuseum Conservators & preparators are installing a wall of graphic material by Egyptian graphic artist, @ganzeer. Interwoven with Arabic, the text of the central image reads “Not yours to touch no matter how naked I am.” Ganzeer directs attention toward rape culture and misogyny and describes the piece as confronting the “sad misconception among many men (and even some women unfortunately) that if a girl dresses revealingly then she’s fair game, and there for anyone to touch or worse.” Agitprop! artists like #Ganzeer are committed to making visible uncomfortable knowledge in the hope for social change and political engagement. #agitpropbkm
As a platform that supports great artists, innovators, and creative individuals, you'd think they could whip up a cooler name than "Thursday Nights", but hey, you get what you pay for, right?
Speaking of not paying for anything, if you sign up for that IDNYC card, you get a free year-long membership to the Brooklyn Museum and a bunch of other ones, so go ahead and do that because Thirsty Thursday is not for museums... or is it?[via Brokelyn] [Feature Image Courtesy Ennead Architects]