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Mark your calendars: Museum Day is Sept. 25

September 14, 2010 |  9:00 am
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Attention all museum patrons whose love affairs with the arts may have been a bit neglected in the recent recessionary times: Sept. 25 is Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day.

What does this sixth annual event mean? Well, for that Saturday, 1,400 of the nation's museums will offer a chance to wander their halls free of charge. For nearby Angelenos, that list includes the Autry National Center (usual fee is $9 for adults who aren't members) and the Hammer Museum (regular admission is $7) for starters. Here's a list of all California museums participating in the event (The Times' Travel blog has also named some choice in-state destinations from that list).

Have you taken advantage of this event before? What do you think of this endeavor? Share in the comments section.

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photo: David Alfaro Siqueiros' Marcha Revolucionaria (Revolutionary March or Protest) from 1935, which is part of the "Siqueiros in Los Angeles: Censorship Defied" exhibit at the Autry from Sept. 25 to Jan. 9, 2011. Credit: Autry National Center. Read more about local events celebrating Siqueiros' artwork.

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