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

Release date: 
May 25, 2011

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 more than 1,300 museums across America.

The Blue Star Museums program allows free museum admission to 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 book to all active-duty and retired military personnel when they visit from May 31 to September 6.

More than 1,300 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

“Blue Star Museums may be the program at the NEA of which I am proudest,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “Blue Star Museums recognizes and thanks our military families for all they are doing for our country and simultaneously begins young people on a path to becoming life-long museum goers.”