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Georgia Museum of Art to reach out to low-income families through program

The Georgia Museum of Art at UGA became the first museum in the state to officially commit to serving low-income families through the Museums for All program. Organized by the Association of Children’s Museums and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for All encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

Museums with an admission charge offer reduced or free admission to visitors who present an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. The Georgia Museum of Art already offers free admission to all visitors, thereby removing the need to present a card or an ID. About 15 percent of families living in Athens-Clarke County have incomes below the poverty line.