Bank of America Launches the 16th Season of Museums on Us®

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:00am EST

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Nationally Recognized Program Provides Bank of America and Merrill Lynch
Cardholders With Free Access to More Than 150 Participating Arts and Culture
Institutions Across the U.S.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(Business Wire)--
Bank of America today announces the 2013 Museums on Us program roster featuring
many of America`s favorite arts, cultural and historical institutions. From
large metropolitan cities including Los Angeles, Calif. to local towns such as
Windsor Locks, Conn., Museums on Us provides a cultural benefit to cardholders
nationwide. Museums on Us offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and
credit cardholders free admission to more than 150 of the most prominent
cultural venues across 94 cities in 31 states on the first full weekend of every

"For 16 seasons, our customers have participated in Museums on Us throughout the
nation at some of America`s finest cultural institutions," said Rena DeSisto,
Bank of America global arts and culture executive. "Our Museums on Us program is
an important part of the diverse portfolio of our cultural support, which is
designed to engage local communities, individuals and organizations." 

Bank of America partners with an array of institutions including museums,
science centers, botanical gardens and aquariums. New institutional partners
include MIT Museum in Cambridge, Mass., Portland Children`s Museum in Portland,
Ore., Orlando Science Center in Orlando, Fla., and the San Antonio Museum of Art
in San Antonio, Texas (full list below). Notable institutions such as The
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, N.Y., Los Angeles County Museum of Art
(LACMA) in Calif., The Art Institute of Chicago in Ill., and the Houston Zoo in
Texas continue to participate in the program. 

2013 Museum roster additions:

* AMOA-Arthouse - Austin, Texas 
* Austin Children`s Museum - Austin, Texas 
* Children`s Museum of Virginia - Portsmouth, Va. 
* El Museo del Barrio - New York, N.Y. 
* Fuller Craft Museum - Brockton, Mass. 
* McNay Art Museum - San Antonio, Texas 
* MIT Museum - Cambridge, Mass. 
* Museum of Russian Icons - Clinton, Mass. 
* New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks, Conn. 
* Orlando Science Center - Orlando, Fla. 
* Portland Children`s Museum - Portland, Ore. 
* Provincetown Art Association and Museum - Provincetown, Mass. 
* Queens Museum of Art - New York, N.Y. 
* San Antonio Museum of Art - San Antonio, Texas 
* San Antonio Children`s Museum - San Antonio, Texas 
* The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - Norwalk, Conn. 
* Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience - Seattle, Wash. 
* Witte Museum - San Antonio, Texas

"At El Museo, we are always aiming to expand our audience base and increase the
exposure of the diverse cultural heritage of Latino, Latin American and
Caribbean art," said Director of El Museo de Barrio Margarita Aguilar.
"Participating in Museums on Us will help us drive admissions and encourage new
members of our community to visit our permanent collection and many

To qualify for the Museums on Us program, Bank of America/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 which is limited to
the cardholder and excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed
shows. Not to be combined with other offers. For more information about Museums
on Us and to view a full list of institutions, visit 

In addition to Museums on Us, Bank of America is committed to building mutual
respect through a unique offering of arts programming. Through sharing art,
funding art preservation 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
across more than 100 markets 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 shared 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. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community. 

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