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FREE Saturday Admission to Many Local Museums

We all know that this Saturday it’s the Big Red Shindig, but it is also Museum Day. Hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, on Saturday September 29 more than 1500 participating museums across the country will offer free admission. Restrictions apply. Visit Museum Day Live for more information.

Here are 10 participating institutions within a short driving/public transit distance from the Big Red Shindig at The Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts.

1.American Textile History Museum, Lowell. We recommend a stroll through the permanent Textile Revolution installation.

2.The Armenian Library and Museum of America, Watertown. Read Paul Fitzgerald’s 'Our Daily Red' post on his column 'Artful Adventures.'

3.The Gropius House, Lincoln. A modern architectural masterpiece by Walter Gropius, here you’ll find works by Marcel Breuer, Sori Yanagi, Eero Saarinen, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and many other Modernists.

4.Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge. Landmarks of World Art and Architecture is currently on view in the teaching galleries.

5.Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. If you have only a few hours, Ori Gersht: History Repeating is worth your time.

6.The Shirley-Eustis House, Roxbury. Explore Colonial Boston’s with a visit to this beloved architectural icon.

7.Worcester Art Museum. Although ‘Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation’ opens to the general public on September 30, this museum’s collections is worth visiting any day of the year.

8.Griffin Museum of Photography. Transcendence Photographs by Jess T. Dugan is on view.

9.Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. Rania Matar’s ‘Girls in Between: Portraits of Identity’ is currently on view.

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