When the Dallas Museum of Art made its grand move to free admission this past January, some may not have noticed that free admission didn't mean the entire museum was free. Some special exhibitions, like the current The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum, would still require a separate fee.
Starting this weekend, that changes — temporarily — for members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The DMA is once again participating in the Blue Star Museums initiative.
The program is a collaboration between 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.
The program runs through Sunday, September 1, meaning those who serve our country and up to five family members will have more than three months to peruse the Greek statues, vessels, jewelry and other objects that are on loan to the DMA from the British Museum in London.
Two other special exhibits — Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy and DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present — open this weekend, but both are included in the regular free admission.