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Maricopa County Community College District students get free admission to Phoenix Art Museum

By Tom Maxedon
Published: Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 5:05am

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The Phoenix Art Museum.

Maricopa County Community College District students now qualify for free admission to the Phoenix Art Museum.

It’s a result of a $1 million grant from the Men’s Arts Council to help eliminate economic barriers for students in the district.

The program is funded through 2025 and will offer free access to quarterly Family Days, featuring art-making workshops and guided tours. It will also fund the museum’s new associate curator of education position.

"Many community-college students are among the first in their families to have the option to attend college, and with more than 75% of MCCC students attending on a part-time basis, balancing work and family with their educational studies, we did not want anything to stand in the way of these students enjoying arts and culture," stated museum director Jeremy Mikolajczak in a release. "We are deeply grateful to MAC for their outstanding generosity, for stepping up to meet this need in our community, and for helping create new generations of Museum visitors for years to come.”

“This program will allow families and students the opportunity to experience the museum once again and hopefully be a part of the resurgence of the Phoenix arts scene.” stated Joel Coen, president of Men’s Arts Council. 

The Maricopa County Community College district serves more than 100,000 students annually. Those enrolled for any number of credits and with an active ID from Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale, and South Mountain community colleges qualify for the free admission program.

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