DALLAS, TX, May 22, 2012— Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced their involvement for the third year in the Blue Star Museums program, organized by the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. The DMA joins over 1,500 museums in this nationwide initiative to honor the millions of Americans, and their families, serving in our military. Beginning Friday, May 25, 2012, in observance of Memorial Day, through Sunday, September 2, 2012, in observance of Labor Day, the DMA will offer free admission to all active military personnel and their families. The free admission also extends to the special ticketed exhibition Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico, on view July 29 through November 25, 2012.
“The DMA is pleased to participate in the Blue Star Museums program for a third consecutive year,” said Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art. “We are proud to thank the numerous military families in our community with the opportunity to experience the Museum’s collection, the Legacy of the Plumed Serpent exhibition, and many of our summer programs free of charge through Labor Day.”
“Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families to enjoy over 1,500 museums this summer,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated.”