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Oglethorpe Museum offers military free admission
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Oglethorpe University Museum of Art will once again participate in Blue Star Museums, 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 including National Guard and Reserve and their families through Labor Day.

Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move.

Oglethorpe’s museum will offer free admission to active duty military personnel to the following exhibitions, on view now through Labor Day:
-Southeastern Pastel Society’s 16th international juried exhibition, on view through June 22
-Salvador Dalí: Trilogy of Love, June 28 to Aug. 31; featuring 14 large format lithographs by Salvador Dalí, including those in his Trilogy of Love series, from the museum’s permanent collection
-Kimo Minton: Jazz Abstractions, June 28 to Aug. 31; presenting color woodcuts, mixed media work and sculpture by contemporary artist Kimo Minton, courtesy of TEW Galleries and the artist
-Mid Century Modern: Works on Paper, June 28 to Aug. 31; featuring mid-20th century artists Alexander Calder, Joan Miró, Jim Dine, Larry River and Helen Frankenthaler, selections from the museum’s permanent collection and on loan from the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University.

“Oglethorpe University has been named to the list of top military friendly schools and is a yellow ribbon institution, with a focus on welcoming returning servicemen and women as they transition to civilian and academic life,” said Elizabeth Peterson, director of the museum. “Being a part of Blue Star Museums and offering complimentary access to our museum is one small way in which we can continue to assist in that transition and to honor military personnel and their families.”

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