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10/6/2017 Member News
Saginaw Art Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2017

CONTACT:
STACEY GANNON, 989.754.2491
sgannon@saginawartmuseum.org


Saginaw Art Museum Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families

Saginaw, Michigan – Today the Saginaw Art Museum announced 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 Saginaw Art Museum for FREE with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Families can also visit any participating museum year-round for a minimal fee. Museums for All is part of the Saginaw Art Museum’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all.

The Museums for All initiative represents a long stride toward the goal of reaching more children and parents, especially those living in poverty, with the valuable learning resources of museums. The Saginaw Art Museum, with their unique focus on bringing families and communities together, is committed to providing access to all.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services:
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM):
In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where all kids can learn
through play and exploration with the caring adults in their lives. There are approximately 400
children’s museums around the world, which annually reach more than thirty-one million
visitors. ACM provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and resources for its
member organizations and individuals. To learn more about ACM and to find an ACM-member
children’s museum near you, visit www.ChildrensMuseums.org

The Saginaw Art Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-5pm, and additional hours for events and programming. Visit www.saginawartmuseum.org for additional hours. For more information please call 989-754-2491.

About the Saginaw Art Museum:
The Saginaw Art Museum is a vibrant arts and cultural resource for Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 1947, the Museum has brought more than 4,500 years of creativity to the area through visual, auditory and performance arts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Housed in an historical 1904 Georgian-Revival mansion with Italianate gardens and two award-winning modern wings, the Museum has a permanent collection of art in excess of 2,000 objects, a dynamic exhibition program, a major art reference library, collaborative education programs, and special events. Various levels of membership offer access to the Saginaw Art Museum and its historic gardens as well as reciprocal benefits to more than 800 museums and 450 gardens throughout North America.

For additional information about membership and other events at the Saginaw Art Museum, visit the Museum’s website at www.saginawartmuseum.org or call 989.754.2491.