Free Museum Admission on May 2; Celebrate Barbara Brown Lee Day

Posted on April 26th, 2013

Target Free First Thursday is May 2
Celebrate 50 years of Barbara Brown Lee

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum’s next monthly Target Free First Thursday is set for Thursday, May 2, 2013. Admission is free for all individuals, and it is officially “Barbara Brown Lee Day” at the Museum, to celebrate an extraordinary career of an extraordinary lady.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Museum director Daniel Keegan. “On Target Free First Thursdays, the Museum is buzzing with excitement and activity.”

On May 2, the Museum also celebrates Chief Educator Barbara Brown Lee, who retired in 2013 after a fifty year career at the Museum. Activities for “Barbara Brown Lee Day” begin at 4 p.m.

Museum Members are also encouraged to stay for the Annual Meeting, which begins at 6:15 p.m.

Target Free First Thursdays provides all Museum visitors with free admission on the first Thursday of each month. The Museum is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Future Target Free First Thursday dates include June 6, July 4, and August 1.

“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.”

Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013, the Milwaukee Art Museum houses a rich collection of over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum campus is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and spans three buildings, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion and the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. For more information, please visit www.mam.org.

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.