Free admission on Thursday, November 3

Posted on November 1st, 2011

Museum offers up free admission days to area families, vets

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum is continuing its highly-successful program, Target Free First Thursday, on Thursday, November 3 and Thursday, December 1. Admission is free for all individuals and the program offers the opportunity to see Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper, Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts, and Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum for free.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Museum director Daniel Keegan. “In the past year, over 21,000 people have participated in Target Free First Thursdays. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, which allows for more families and working professionals to share in the benefits.”

The Museum is also offering free admission to all veterans and their families on Saturday, November 5, and Friday, November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. The Museum Store is also giving veterans a special discount on purchases.

“The Museum is honored to participate in the Milwaukee area’s Veteran’s Day activities by offering free admission to these brave men and women who have served our country,” said Keegan.

Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts and Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum run through January 1, 2012. Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper runs through January 8, 2012.

“I encourage everyone to experience these three outstanding exhibitions with their friends and family before they close,” said Keegan.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s far-reaching holdings include more than 25,000 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.