Amon Carter Museum of American Art Honors Military Personnel by Participating in the Blue Star Museums Program

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Release date: 
May 24, 2013

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 Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 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 28 to Sunday, September 1, 2013.

More than 1,800 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 pleased to be participating in the fourth year of Blue Star Museums,” says Andrew Walker, director. “The Amon Carter extends its gratitude to our military and their families and looks forward to sharing American art with our American heroes.”

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.

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