Free Museum Admission for Veterans, Active Military, and Family Members

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Veterans, Active Military free all summer long

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum is offering free admission for all veterans, active military, and up to five additional family members beginning on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) and running through Monday, September 2 (Labor Day).

Currently on view is The Veterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment, which highlights the stories of veterans from throughout the country, including five local veterans and their families. In continuing the Museum’s partnership with the Milwaukee County War Memorial, all veterans and up to five family members with them receive free admission throughout the run of the exhibition.

This summer, the Museum is again participating in the Blue Star Museums program, where active military and up to five family members with them receive free Museum admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. First launched in 2010, Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

Starting Memorial Day (May 27) and running through Labor Day (Sept 2), the Museum is open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Thursdays). The Museum’s summer feature exhibition, 30 Americans, opens June 14.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013, the Milwaukee Art Museum houses a rich collection of over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum campus is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and spans three buildings, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion and the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. For more information, please visit www.mam.org.