For the fourth consecutive year Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, will join more than 1,800 museums nationwide offering free admission to active duty military and their families from Memorial Day, May 27, through Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2013 through Blue Star Museums. The offer is part of a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums throughout the United States.
Military personnel and their families can take advantage of the offer at Reynolda House starting Tuesday, May 28; the museum is closed on Mondays.
“Museums are a safe, quiet place to reflect and reconnect with your families, said Allison Perkins, Reynolda House executive director. “We invite our service men and women to Reynolda this summer to experience the art, history, and beauty of this place. We are proud to participate in Blue Star Museums as a way to say thank you to our military personnel and their families.”
The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and up to five family members) including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.
Reynolda House extends free individual admission year-round to active military personnel. For more information, visit (www.reynoldahouse.org) or call 336/758-5150.
About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families is a national, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, dedicated to supporting, connecting and empowering military families. With our partners, Blue Star Families hosts a robust array of morale and empowerment programs, including Books on Bases, Blue Star Museums, Operation Honor Corp, Blue Star Careers and Operation Appreciation. Blue Star Families also works directly with the Department of Defense and senior members of local, State and Federal government to bring the most important military family issues to light. Working in concert with fellow nonprofits, community advocates, and public officials, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life and works to make military life more sustainable. Our worldwide membership includes military spouses, children, parents, and friends, as well as service members, veterans and civilians. To learn more about Blue Star Families, visit (http://www.bluestarfam.org).
About the National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at (www.arts.gov).
About Reynolda House
Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails.
For more information, please visit (www.reynoldahouse.org).