An offer of free museum admission (for some)
Membership has its privileges, and one of them is free admission to local museums.
Bank of America is offering free admission to participating museums Saturday and Sunday as part of its Museums on Us program. Customers must present their Bank of America ATM, credit or check card plus a valid photo ID to gain free admission.
Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Autry National Center of the American West, the Museum of Latin American Art and MUZEO.
Other local institutions in the program are the Palm Springs Art Museum, the Riverside Art Museum and the Living Desert in Palm Desert.
Bank of America said it will sponsor other free admission weekends, including Feb. 6-7, March 6-7, April 3-4 and May 1-2.
The Museums on Us program isn't valid for special exhibitions, fund-raising events or ticketed shows unless otherwise stipulated, according to Bank of America.
In California, other participating museums include: the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps in La Jolla and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.
In New York, participating museums include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Aquarium and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
-- David Ng
Photo: Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times