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

Release date: 
May 20, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas—The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today that it will honor military personnel this summer by participating for the sixth year 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 26, to Sunday, September 6, 2015.

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.

“It’s always an honor to welcome our military visitors to the Amon Carter,” says Andrew J. Walker, director. “American heroes experiencing American art is a wonderful combination.”

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. and Sunday from 12–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays.