FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today that it will honor military personnel this summer by participating in the Blue Star Museums program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.
The Blue Star Museums program allows free museum admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Because admission is always free to the Amon Carter, the museum is offering a free souvenir. This memento is available to both active-duty and retired military personnel when they visit from Tuesday, May 27, to Sunday, August 31, 2014.
More than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
“We are honored to join in the fifth year of Blue Star Museums,” says Andrew J. Walker, director. “The Amon Carter is pleased to share American art with our American heroes and extends its gratitude to our military and their families.”
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art offers outstanding exhibitions and public programs for adults and children and is open Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays; admission is free.