Friday, May 17, 2013
Thrifty DC: Art Museum Day
One of the great things about living in the DC metro area is the abundant number of ways to entertain yourself for relatively low cost. It's so easy to focus on the more expensive restaurants or the must-see show, but the area has so much more to offer. I don't know about you, but I'm at my most creative when I'm feeling a bit skint. So, while I'm encouraging myself to save and shifting from the indulgent winter to simple summer pleasures, I thought I'd share a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) expedition each week that won't set you (or me) back more than $20*. I plan out some of these to-dos for myself, so why not share it with others.
I was psyched to learn that this Saturday is Art Museum Day, aka the day that the few museums in DC that charge will open their doors for free! That just might be tempting enough to get me to go into DC on a weekend during tourist season.
How would I spend $20 and while away a Saturday?
10:00AM Corcoran Gallery of Art free
One of my favorite museums but one I don't get to very often. I'm looking forward to seeing David Levinthal's War Games exhibit.
11:30AM Todd Gray's Muse $4.00
Grab the pea and potato samosas at the cafe as I fight my way back outside.
12:15PM National Museum of Women in the Arts free
I've actually never been to this museum, and it's just far enough off the well-tread tourist paths that it might not be overrun.
*Let's keep it real. I'm not going to the trouble of adding in transportation costs.