Charlie Brown, Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Posted on April 25th, 2006

The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Brewers work together for Masters of American Comics

Milwaukee, WI, April 25, 2006— The Milwaukee Art Museum is teaming up with the Milwaukee Brewers to kick off a summer partnership for Masters of American Comics, on view April 29 – August 13.

“Our partnership with the Milwaukee Brewers is a natural fit for the Masters of American Comics exhibition,” said David Gordon, CEO and Director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. “The synergy between America’s favorite pastime, and comics, one of America’s few indigenous art forms, make for a wonderful combination. We are planning a host of activities both at the Museum and at Miller Park.”

From family activities and shopping to art tours, special ticket savings and prizes, baseball fans and comic connoisseurs can find something that hits home this summer.

“Two of my family’s greatest passions are sports and the arts, and this is a unique opportunity to partner with the Milwaukee Art Museum in bringing the two together,” said Milwaukee Brewers Chairman and Principal Owner Mark Attanasio, who along with his wife Debbie is funding the Masters of American Comics visit to Milwaukee. “Baseball and comics are two of America’s most-loved traditions, and this exhibit will bring the two together for families to enjoy all summer long.”

Art and sports fans can look forward to the two genres merging in many ways this summer:

Brewers Tour
Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum and take a tour highlighting the favorite artworks of some of the Brewers starting line-up. Look for life-size comic hero cardboard cutouts of the players next to their favorite artwork along with their super hero stats in the Permanent Collection galleries.

Brewers Comic Hero Auction
August 8 – August 14
Bid online at milwaukeebrewers.com to acquire your own autographed life size comic hero cardboard cutout. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Milwaukee Brewers’ Charities as well as the Milwaukee Art Museum. Player cutouts will feature Brady Clark, Bill Hall, J.J. Hardy, Geoff Jenkins, Carlos Lee, Damian Miller, Ben Sheets and Rickie Weeks

Meet the Brewers Day
Saturday, May 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Art Museum Members only)
Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet your favorite Milwaukee Brewers at the Milwaukee Art Museum and bring home an autograph on a special limited edition comic style card of the player. Bernie Brewer and the Klement’s Famous Racing Sausages will be there too. Each visitor will receive a Brewers collectable card. It’s free to meet the Brewers, an exhibition ticket is required to see Masters of American Comics. Brady Clark, Bill Hall, J.J. Hardy, Geoff Jenkins, Carlos Lee, Damian Miller, Ben Sheets and Rickie Weeks will each appear for one hour on one of these Saturdays (players subject to change). One autograph card per person, please.

Wisconsin Dental Association Comic Book Give-Away
May 21, at the game
The first 10,000 kids under the age of 16 at the Brewers game on May 21 will receive a free comic book upon entry. One of five Masters of American Comics collector postcards will be inside each comic book

Family Sundays
August 6, Noon- 4 p.m.
Come celebrate the Milwaukee Art Museum’s 20th anniversary of Family Sundays. Stop by with your family for fun, hands-on art activities and a chance to meet Bernie Brewer. Free with general admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Ticket Prizes
Throughout the summer, fans at Brewers games will have a chance to win a pair of free tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum for Masters of American Comics. Tickets will be given away to lucky fans randomly selected at Brewers home games.

Ticket Savings
Members of the Milwaukee Art Museum can show their membership card at the Miller Park Box Office or call 414-902-4000 and receive a 50% savings for any Monday Brewers home game on tickets regularly priced from $17-$35. Brewers fans can bring a game ticket stub to the museum and receive $2 off admission for Comics.

Look for Comics and Milwaukee Art Museum merchandise in the Brewer’s Fan Zone at Miller Park and Brewers merchandise and souvenirs for sale at the Museum. Media support provided by WTMJ Radio and M Magazine.

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