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Milwaukee Art Museum to Participate in Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event July 18
Target Provides Families With Free Admission to More Than 80 Museums, Galleries and Art Institutions in 30 Cities
MILWAUKEE (July 6, 2010) – As part of its long-standing commitment to inspiring parents and caring adults to nurture a child’s love of learning, Target has partnered with more than 80 cultural and art institutions in 30 cities across the country to launch the Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event. From July 16 to 18, 2010, museums, galleries and other institutions from coast to coast will offer friends and families the opportunity to explore and learn about art together in an engaging and playful atmosphere – for free.
On Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Milwaukee Art Museum will participate in the weekend event, providing all visitors free access to the Museum to enjoy a Caribbean Festival, full of music, hands-on art, stories, and a greater appreciation of the Museum’s colorful and extensive Haitian Art collection. All participating institutions across the country, courtesy of Target, will also offer a wide range of fun hands-on activities, including a mosaic painting of Target’s very own Bullseye, dance classes, educational workshops and more.
“At Target, we believe that arts have the power to engage and enrich our children’s academic achievement, both inside and outside of the classroom setting,” said Laysha Ward, president, Community Relations, Target. “Together with our partners, Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event will further promote the integral role of the arts in shaping our children’s academic success and everyday lives.”
Target supports the arts year-round by sponsoring 2,200 free events and reduced-price performances at more than 120 museums and cultural organizations across the country. To see a complete listing of cities and institutions participating in Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event, visit Target.com/arts.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,740 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. Target is committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience with access to unique and highly differentiated products at affordable prices. Since 1946, the corporation has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs like Take Charge of Education. Today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week.