Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day News: Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History (Free for Active Duty Military Their Families)

Museums Offer Free Admission to
Military Families through Blue Star Museums Program
May 23–September 1, 2014
Summer Hours Announced
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History will be free for all active duty military personnel and their families from Friday, May 23, through Monday, September 1, 2014, as part of the Blue Star Museums Program.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Members always visit free. Regular parking rates apply. Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History offer 50% off admission for active military personnel year-round for up to four people per military ID. Admission to fee-based Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History programs, such as Culture Club and pre-registered events, is not included.
Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are two of the more than 2,000 museums participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a project of the National Endowment for the Arts, which brings quality arts programs to the military and their families. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, which includes active duty military personnel—and up to five of their immediate family members—in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps.
Summer Hours – Open Seven Days a Week!
All museum visitors can take advantage of extended summer hours, when Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are open on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The museums are open for Independence Day on Friday, July 4.
What’s on View
In addition to the Scaife and Bruce galleries displaying the permanent art collections, visitors to Carnegie Museum of Art during the Blue Star Museums Program may enjoy an exceptional array of special exhibitions:
The Sandbox: At Play with the Photobook (Hillman Photography Initiative), through July 28
David Hartt: Stray Light, through August 11
Outtakes, through September 1
Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, through September 22
Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Baroque, opening May 31
Architecture Explorations, opening June 9
Faked, Forgotten, Found: Five Renaissance Paintings Investigated, opening June 28
Cory Escoto: Sleight of Hand, opening July 19
At Carnegie Museum of Natural History, visitors are treated to such favorites as Dinosaurs in Their Time, Hillman Hall of Gems and Minerals, Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, and Population Impact as well as these limited-time exhibitions:
· RACE: Are We So Different? through October 27
· Michael Dyber: Master of Optical Illusion, May 31–August 31
Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History were founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. Two of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, they are nationally and internationally recognized for their collections. For more information, call 412.622.3131 or visit www.carnegiemuseums.org
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