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CMA participates in Blue Star Museum Initiative

Columbia, SC – Columbia Museum of Art announces participation in the Blue Star Museum initiative, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 27 through Labor Day, September 2, 2013.

“We are so grateful to all military families for their service and sacrifice. Free admission is our way to say thank you and to encourage a connection between the Museum and these families that can continue throughout the year,” Karen Brosius, CMA executive director, said.

This year, more than 1,800 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 450 new museums this year. This year, Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers and 75 children’s museums.


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