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MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS
The Monterey Museum of Art is one of more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA –The Monterey Museum of Art (MMA) announced its participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012.
MMA Executive Director E. Michael Whittington extends a personal invitation to military families, “This community has a proud military heritage and is home to the Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute—two of the military’s most prestigious educational institutions. Over the years, thousands of service men and women have called Monterey home and it is an honor to welcome these distinguished Americans and their families to the Monterey Museum of Art.”
“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 into a community.”
The Monterey Museum of Art is located at 559 Pacific Street and 720 Via Mirada, Monterey, California, 93940 and is open Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am—5 pm and Sunday 1-4 pm. For more information go to www.montereyart.org or call 831.372.5477. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit www.BlueStarFam.org.