How to (very easily) get free tickets to Booth Art Museum Saturday

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Booth Western Art Museum is offering free admission Saturday.CONTRIBUTED

How to (very easily) get free tickets to Booth Art Museum Saturday

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Booth Western Art Museum is offering free admission Saturday.CONTRIBUTED

In partnership with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, Booth Western Art Museum is offering free admission this Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 from 10 am - 5 pm.

To participate, it is as easy as 1-2-3:

2. Click Get Tickets.

3. Register and print your ticket

On Saturday, bring your printed ticket to gain access for you and one guest to Booth Western Art Museum, recently named the Southeast Tourism Society’s Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year.

Opened in 2003, the Booth Museum is an affiliate to the Smithsonian Institution, housing the largest permanent exhibition space for Western art in America. The Booth encompasses 120,000 square feet, making it the second-largest art museum in Georgia. It is located about 30 minutes north of Atlanta. Permanent exhibits include Western Galleries — eight galleries including hundreds of paintings, sculptures and artifacts depicting the cowboys and Native Americans that exemplify Western art; the Civil War Gallery, a chronological view of paintings and sculpture of the Civil War; and Sagebrush Ranch, a hands-on, interactive children’s gallery.

Former “Attraction of the Year” winners include Opryland USA, Graceland, Stone Mountain Park, Aquarium of the Americas, Tennessee Aquarium and Rock City Gardens.

Here’s a look at current exhibits:

“Everett Raymond Kinstler: Journeys West and Beyond”

Now through Oct. 2

Ray Kinstler is one of America’s greatest portrait painters. Seven U.S. presidents have sat for him, as have 50 Cabinet officers and many of the brightest stars in business and entertainment. Yet he began his art career like many in the Booth collection, doing illustrations for Western pulp magazines and book covers. This exhibition is a retrospective of his Western subjects covering over 60 years.

“By Her Hand: Native American Women, Their Art, and The Photographs of Edward S. Curtis”

Now through Nov. 20

This innovative traveling exhibition brings together Native American artwork and objects, with the iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, creating a relationship between the images and artifacts, enriching the meaning of both by giving context, insight and perspective. Focused on Native American women and their art, the exhibition allows us to more deeply understand their roles within Native American society, culture and family. Both classic and lesser-known Curtis photographs of women, their artwork and the environment in which they lived, from the internationally acclaimed Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, are incorporated in the exhibition.

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