The Newport Art Museum has announced in a press release that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

The program will enable low-income families to visit the Newport Art Museum for FREE with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid form of photo ID. Free admission will be offered for up to four (4) individuals per EBT card, and available during regular museum hours. The Newport Art Museum joins such institutions as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA in providing this opportunity, and is one of only 2 museums in Rhode Island to participate in this valuable program. Museums for All is part of the Newport Art Museum’s broader commitment to seek, include, and welcome all. To see the full list of participating museums, visit childrensmuseums.org/participating-museums.

The Museums for All initiative represents a long stride toward the goal of reaching more children and parents with the valuable learning resources of museums. The Newport Art Museum is focused on bringing communities together through arts engagement, and is committed to providing access to all. The Museums for All initiative will enable the Newport Art Museum to further expand its reach and impact.

Ryan M. Belmore

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