MAAM Statement of Support for Pittsburgh
To all of our colleagues and friends in the Pittsburgh area: The Board, Members and Staff of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums are thinking of you at this terrible time and we offer our support, thoughts and prayers. We stand with you today against hate and anti-Semitism. MAAM remains committed to museums as places that bring people together to understand and to resolve the issues that divide us.
The following museums graciously opened their doors this past weekend to provide space for members of the Pittsburgh community: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, The Frick Pittsburgh, and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
- The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will extend free admission for families throughout Friday Nov 2. They have also posted resources on their website on how to talk to children about tragic events. You can find these resources here: https://pittsburghkids.org/education/learning-resources/talking-to-children-about-tragic-events
- The Frick Pittsburgh is also free until Nov 2 to offer a place of comfort and solace to the Pittsburgh community: https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/Event-Free-Sitewide-Admission
We thank these museums for showing support for their communities.