November 27, 2022

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Free admission for service members at Legacy Art Park

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THOMPSONVILLE Michigan Legacy Art Park announced it will once again join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative; a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families for the 2022 summer. 

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, according to a press release from the art park.

“We are always thrilled to participate in this program and honor our veterans,” said Angie Quinn, executive director of the art park. “We have one sculpture in particular that is a tribute to the military called ‘Fallen Comrade.'”



“Fallen Comrade” is sculptor David Greenwood’s stylized interpretation of a P-51 Mustang — a fighter plane that played a dominant role in World War II air battles. This sculpture is, in part, a tribute to the valor and skill of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the African American squadron of fighter pilots whose World War II record was heroic on two fronts — in air combat as well as in breaking the barriers of racism in the U.S. military.



“Museums educate and inspire, cause us to wonder and imagine, dream and remember,” said Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts in a news release. “By participating in the Blue Star Museums program, Michigan Legacy Art Park is offering military personnel and their families an opportunity to feel connected to their community and to explore the world through the power of arts, culture and design, contributing to each person being able to live an artful life.”

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