Bank of America’s Museums on Us® Provides Cardholders Free Access to More Than 150 Arts and Culture Organizations

Bank of America’s Museums on Us list for 2012 features many of the most renowned arts, culture and educational institutions in the United States—from Miami to Anchorage. Museums on Us offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and credit cardholders free general admission on the first full weekend of every month to more than 150 of the nation’s best–known cultural venues across 91 cities.
In the program, Bank of America partners with a wide range of institutions including museums, science centers, botanical gardens and aquariums. New additions include Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the Whitney Museum in New York, Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul, and Laguna Art Museum in Orange County. Notable institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Art Institute of Chicago and the Houston Zoo continue to participate in the program.
Bank of America provides support to museums, theaters and other arts–related nonprofits to help them make, present and teach art. “We invest in the arts because we believe that a thriving arts and culture sector brings broad benefits to economies and societies throughout the world,” said Rena DeSisto, Bank of America global arts and culture executive. “Our Museums on Us program is a distinctive advantage of doing business with us, and we are proud to share the benefit with our customers.”
Each museum visitor is asked to present a photo ID and a valid Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card to gain entrance to the participating museum or institution free of charge. For a complete list of institutions and more information about Museums on Us, visit http://museums.bankofamerica.com.
The new additions for 2012 are:
•    Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Ill.
•    Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pa.
•    American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Mass.
•    Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
•    Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.
•    Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Conn.
•    Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pa.
•    Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz.
•    Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Sacramento, Calif.
•    Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton, Pa.
•    Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Mich.
•    Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Minn.
•    James J. Hill House, St. Paul, Minn.
•    Laguna Art Museum, Orange County, Calif.
•    Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, Minn.
•    Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, Minn.
•    New York Historical Society, New York, N.Y.
•    Newport Art Museum, Providence, R.I.
•    Rubin Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
•    Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Va.
•    The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, N.M.
•    The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, Mass.
•    The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, Calif.
•    Whitney Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
In addition to Museums on Us, Bank of America’s Arts and Culture Program provides support through grants, sponsorships and other signature programs including Art in our Communities®, and the Art Conservation Project. Support extends across all art forms with an emphasis on programs that create greater cultural understanding, shared cultural experiences and benefits for the communities where the bank does business.

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