Arts & Culture

OUMA offers free admission to military families through Blue Star program

Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is proud to be a Blue Star Museum for a fifth summer!

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 to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 29 through Labor Day, September 4.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173‐1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps—and up to five family members!

OUMA is currently presenting two exhibitions, on view through June 11:
Moulthrop Vessels: A Selection from the Firestone Collection
Hattie Saussy: Rediscovery of an Artist

Exhibitions on view June 24-September 17:
Rwandan Reconciliation
Phyllis Stephens: Story Quilts
OUMA Collects: Recent Acquisitions 2016-2017

“Being a part of Blue Star Museums and offering complimentary access to our museum is just one small way in which we can honor military personnel and their families,” said Elizabeth Peterson, director of the OU Museum of Art.