Bank of America Kicks off Its 17th Season of Museums on Us®

Nationally Recognized Program Provides Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Cardholders With Free Access to 150 Participating Arts and Culture Institutions Across the U.S.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--Bank of America has announced the 2014 Museums on Us program roster, featuring many of the nation’s favorite arts, cultural and historical institutions. From large metropolitan centers like New York City to towns like Rockland, Maine, Museums on Us provides a cultural benefit to Bank of America cardholders across the U.S. Through Museums on Us, Bank of America is able to provide debit and credit cardholders free admission to 150 vibrant cultural venues across 89 cities in 30 states on the first full weekend of every month.

“Museums on Us is entering its 17th year, and its longevity reflects its popularity with both our customers and our partners in the art museum world. It also reflects our company’s belief in the power of arts institutions to enhance local economies and is one more way we deliver added value to our customers,” said Rena DeSisto, Bank of America Global Arts and Culture executive.

Bank of America partners with an array of prominent cultural institutions in the United States including museums, science centers, botanical gardens and aquariums. New institutional partners include the Pérez Art Museum Miami; the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie, Ill; the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass.; and the International Center of Photography in New York City (full list below). Notable institutions such as the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and the Houston Zoo continue to participate in the program.

2014 Museum roster additions:

  • Fairfield Museum and History Center – Fairfield, Conn.
  • Mattatuck Museum – Windsor Locks, Conn.
  • Museum of Discovery & Science – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami – Miami, Fla.
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center – Skokie, Ill.
  • Berkshire Museum – Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Battleship Cove – Fall River, Mass.
  • The International Center of Photography – New York, N.Y.
  • Portland Japanese Garden – Portland, Ore.
  • Bellevue Arts Museum – Seattle, Wash.
  • Newseum – Washington, D.C.

To qualify for the Museums on Us program, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers simply present their credit or debit card and a valid photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Admission is limited to the cardholder and excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows. This promotion is not to be combined with other offers. For more information about Museums on Us and to view a full list of institutions, visit http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

Bank of America believes the arts have a unique ability to connect people and communities, and help local economies thrive. Through programs like Museums on Us, sharing art, funding art conservation and global sponsorships of a wide range of world-class organizations, Bank of America aims to make an impact on economies and societies throughout the world and remains one of the world’s leading corporate supporters of arts organizations globally.

Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.

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Diane Wagner, Bank of America, 1.312.992.2370
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Contacts

Reporters May Contact:
Diane Wagner, Bank of America, 1.312.992.2370
diane.wagner@bankofamerica.com