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Target Free First Thursdays starts Thursday, Sept. 2


Posted on August 30th, 2010

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Target Free First Thursdays coming to Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, Wis. – August 30, 2010 – The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced a new partnership with Target® that will enrich the lives of the community through increased access to the Museum.

Target Free First Thursdays will provide free admission to all Museum visitors on the first Thursday of each month, starting September 2. The Museum is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Museum director Dan Keegan. “Thanks to this fantastic partnership with Target, even more people can visit the Museum free of charge. By offering Thursday evening hours and opening up the free admission to all Museum goers, we anticipate a very successful program. In these difficult economic times, it is imperative that the Museum’s programming surrounding the arts, culture and family literacy be as accessible to as many people as possible.”

Target Free First Thursdays is an extension of the partnership the company has with the Museum.

“At Target, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with the Milwaukee Art Museum as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.”

This program replaces Milwaukee County Free Day on Wednesdays and applies to individual admissions only.

HOURS AND ADMISSION
The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursdays until 8 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and active military, and is free for members and children 12 and under.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s far-reaching holdings include more than 20,000 works spanning antiquity to the present day. With a history dating back to 1888, the Museum houses a collection with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum includes the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, named by Time magazine as “Best Design of 2001.” For more information, please visit www.mam.org.

ABOUT TARGET
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.

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