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Free museum access to participating museums this weekend

The San Antonio Museum of Art is one of the local participating museums in Bank of America's Museums on Us® program.
The San Antonio Museum of Art is one of the local participating museums in Bank of America's Museums on Us® program.
Photo by Sandra Cruz

September is National Museum Month and Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can take advantage of this weekend’s free admission to enjoy their favorite participating museum. On the first full weekend of every month Bank of America cardholders get free access to more than 150 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Museums on Us® is designed to give customers some cultural benefits and increase the community’s access to the arts. Some of these institutions range from art, children’s and history museums to science centers.

Nationwide these include:

  • Chabot Space & Science Center - San Francisco, CA
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum - New York, NY
  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art - Eugene, OR
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts - Washington, D.C.

All they have to do is present their Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card and a valid photo id. The offer is only for the cardholder, is for general admission and excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows. The program continues to grow as more states join in this movement to foster an interest in the arts. A new feature of this program is the release of the Museums on Us® mobile site. By logging into the site people who are travelling can check if the city they are in has a participating museum.

What:
Free museum access

Where:
Witte Museum
San Antonio Museum of Art
McNay Art Museum
San Antonio Children’s Museum

When:
Saturday September 6 and Sunday September 7

So this weekend take advantage of free admission to the McNay Art Museum to enjoy the works of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock. Or take the kids to the San Antonio Children’s Museum to get hands on experience in the museum’s three floors of interactive exhibits. The San Antonio Museum of Art has an extensive collection of Latin American, Asian and Ancient Mediterranean Art while the Witte Museum is the place to be to learn about natural history, science and South Texas Heritage.

Source: Caroline Mayer