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Museum Launches “Soup for Soup” Food Drive to Benefit Hunger Task Force

Posted on October 22nd, 2010


Bring in a donation and receive free soup in the Museum’s cafe

Milwaukee, Wis. – October 22, 2010 – The Milwaukee Art Museum is hosting a “Soup for Soup” food drive to benefit Hunger Task Force, Tuesday, October 26–Sunday, November 14. Every visitor who brings in a donation will receive a voucher for a complimentary cup of soup in the Museum’s Café Calatrava.

“We recognize the importance of giving back to the community that gives so much to us,” said Daniel Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. “Hunger Task Force is a vital partner in our region and it is a privilege to work with them again.”

Guests who wish to make a donation can bring in their items to the admissions desks in the Museum, and will be given a voucher for a complimentary cup of soup in Café Calatrava that is valid through Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

“I encourage all of our visitors and Members to bring in a donation for Hunger Task Force during the Soup for Soup food drive, and to enjoy a delicious meal in our café,” said Keegan.

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.

The first Thursday of each month is Target Free First Thursday and admission is free for everyone.

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