New York's Museum of Modern Art plans to move to a seven-days-a-week schedule starting Wednesday, after a similar announcement by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The MoMA said it was ending its traditional Tuesday closings due to strong public demand.
The expanded hours take the museum -- which houses collections of Picasso and other modern masters -- back to the schedule kept between its 1929 founding and 1975, when cost-cutting measures were introduced.
"Expanding the Museum's hours to be open to the public seven days per week will help meet the demand from a growing audience," director Glenn Lowry said.
The Met museum, with more than two million works of art from around the world, is kicking off its 7/7 schedule from July 1. Until now, the massive museum has been closed on Mondays.
"Art is a seven-day-a-week passion, and we want the Met to be accessible whenever visitors have the urge to experience this great museum," director Thomas Campbell said, citing last year's 6.28 million visitors.