The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will participate in the Blue Star Museums program, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America, by offering free gallery admission to active-duty military personnel and their families. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.
The free admission program is available to all active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active-duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active-duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. These visitors may simply show their military identification at the admission desk for complimentary tickets.
The Blue Star Museums program runs from Memorial Day, May 28 through to Labor Day, September 3, 2012. The Modern will begin free admission on Friday, May 25 through Sunday, September 2. The Modern is closed on Mondays and holidays.
This year, more than 1,500 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative. To find other museums that are participating, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. The site includes a list of participating museums and a map to help with visit planning.