Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders can check out the Hunterdon Art Museum’s exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design for free on the first full weekend of each month through Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program.

Museums on Us is a benefit to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders across the United States providing free admission to museums throughout the U.S. on the first weekend of every month.

According to Robert Doherty, New Jersey market president for Bank of America, the company is committed to supporting arts and culture. “Bank of America’s Museum on Us program makes it easier for more people to visit the most popular cultural attractions in the U.S.,” Bob said. “We value the work being done at the Hunterdon Art Museum to inspire and educate visitors and encourage our customers to take advantage of Museums on Us to experience a world-class museum right here in our community.”

To qualify, cardholders must present their Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID for free admission to the Museum on the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month. The benefit is for the cardholders only, and guests are not eligible for free general admission. Roughly 150 museums nationwide participate in the program.

The free admission benefit kicked off at HAM on the weekend of Jan. 7 and 8 and will continue throughout the year.

“The Hunterdon Art Museum is honored to be participating in this program, and that Bank of America recognizes how our exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design enrich Hunterdon County and the tristate area,” said Marjorie Frankel Nathanson, executive director of the Museum. “We encourage everyone who is a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card holder to visit our Museum and spend the day enjoying Clinton’s fabulous shops and restaurants.”

The Hunterdon Art Museum is at 7 Lower Center St. in Clinton. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a $5 suggested donation. The Museum also boasts a top-notch education department offering an array of classes and workshops for children and adults, and ArtZone, a free space where children are encouraged to create art.

For more information on all the Museum’s offerings, visit www.hunterdonartmuseum.org.