On Tuesday, May 21st, the USF Contemporary Art Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.
USF is one of the few universities in the nation with a standalone veterans department and is just one of a handful of schools that partner with the Pat Tillman veteran scholarship foundation. As USF President announced on Thurdsday in regards to USF’s New Achievement Center Ceremony, “We take care of one another. You take care of us. We take care of you. … As student veterans, you have only begun to write your story. You enrich the lives of our students, our professors, our staff.”
Although CAM already offers free admision to its visitors, but will be extending invitations and information about programs to veterans and members of the military. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.