Museum Day Live! 2015

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Institute of Texan Cultures Joins Smithsonian magazine’s

11th Annual Museum Day Live!


Free Admission on September 26, 2015, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket


Smithsonian’s "Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab" on display

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 2015) — The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 26, 2015, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s eleventh annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.
"As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is our duty to present the highest caliber of content to Texas and San Antonio," said ITC Executive Director Angelica Docog. "In addition to showcasing Smithsonian’s ‘Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab,’ it’s our pleasure to open the museum free of charge, enabling our visitors to experience the treasures their cultures have brought to Texas."
On display at the Institute of Texan Cultures: "Our Part of Victory: Texans in World War II," "Faces of Survival," a UTSA student-produced exhibit on social circumstances that can bring about genocide; and the new "Los Tejanos" exhibit, detailing the story of Spain and Mexico’s influences on the Texan identity.
The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2015 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit
About Smithsonian Media
Smithsonian Media comprises of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, as well as Air & Space, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media overseas the Smithsonian Institution’s interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.
The Institute of Texan Cultures is located on the UTSA HemisFair Park Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., a short distance from the Alamo and the River Walk. Regular hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults (ages 12-64); $7 for seniors (ages 65+); $6 for children (ages 3-11); free with membership, UTSA or Alamo Colleges identification. For more information, call 210-458-2300 or visit


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