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NMWA to Participate in Blue Star Museums

May 21 2014

NMWA to offer free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day 2014.

WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available on their website.

“The military is a key part of the social fabric of our city, and as a Blue Star Museum located in our nation’s capital, and we are grateful for their service,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “We are proud to offer military women and men, and their families, free admission to our exhibitions and education programs.”

“As we kick off our fifth year of Blue Star Museums, more museums than ever are part of this military appreciation program,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “Together with Blue Star Families and more than 2,000 museums, we are proud to help connect military families with the cultural resources in their communities.”

“Blue Star Museums has grown into a nationally recognized program that service members and their families look forward to each year,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet. “It helps bring our local military and civilian communities together, and offers families fun and enriching activities in their home towns. We are thrilled with the continued growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.”

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