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Milwaukee Art Museum fountains go pink for Susan G. Komen


Posted on September 21st, 2010

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MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM FOUNTAINS GO PINK FOR SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure happening at Museum on Sunday, September 26

Milwaukee, Wis. – September 21, 2010 – The Milwaukee Art Museum is working with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to once again color its fountains pink in honor of the 2010 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The fountains will stay pink through Sunday, October 10.

“We are thrilled to be working with the Susan G. Komen Foundation again this year said Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. “It’s an honor to have our beautiful facility serve as the starting point for this highly-successful annual race.”

In conjunction with the pink fountains, the Museum is a 2010 Hope Sponsor of the Race for the Cure, and will be offering all race participants free Museum admission on race day, Sunday, September 26, and all Survivor race participants will receive a voucher for free admission throughout the month of October. The Museum will also host an outdoor tent where participants will receive discounted admission coupons for European Design Since 1985, the Museum’s newest feature exhibition, opening Saturday, October 9.

“I encourage everyone who has not yet registered for the 2010 Race for the Cure to do so, and if you can’t participate, come down to the Museum and be part of the experience,” said Keegan. “It’s a fun event for a worthwhile cause.”

More information about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure can be found at komensouthestwi.org.

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.

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