Hawaii museums offer free summer military admission
June 4, 2013
HONOLULU (May 31, 2013) -- The Honolulu Museum of Art has announced that for the fourth year it is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.
As part of the program, the museum is one of 10 Hawaii institutions to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families through Labor Day.
Across the country, more than 2,000 museums are participating in Blue Star Museums. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities.
"The Honolulu Museum of Art is honored to again be part of this program that connects the military with museums," said Stephan Jost, director of the Honolulu Museum of Art. "We gratefully open our arms to service men and women and their families. Relaxing in front of priceless works of art in two of the most beautiful settings in Honolulu, for free, is the least we can do for a group of people who are feeling the stress of our country's current conflicts."
On view this summer at the Honolulu Museum of Art's main location on Beretania Street are the exhibitions Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor, and Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai'i Pictures.
Participating Museums Venues in Hawaii follow:
•On Oahu: Honolulu Museum of Art, African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii, Hawaii State Art Museum, Iolani Palace and Lyon Arboretum.
•On Hawaii: Kona Coffee Living History Farm, Kona Historical Society, Laupahoehoe Train Museum, and Lyman Museum and Mission House.
•On Maui: Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum in Puunene.