FREE Museum Admission on Thursday, January 2

Posted on December 29th, 2013

Target Free First Thursday is January 2
Explore the entire Museum for free

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum’s first Target Free First Thursday of the new year is set for Thursday, January 2, 2014. Admission is free for all individuals, and includes access to the entire Museum.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Museum director Daniel Keegan. “This is your last chance to see the Museum’s feature exhibition, Thomas Sully: Painted Performance, which includes over seventy works from an American master painter, and the subjects behind the portraits, including President Andrew Jackson, Queen Victoria, and actress Fanny Kemble, are as intriguing as the works themselves.”

Also on view is the latest in the Currents series. Best known for his exquisite depictions of crashed cars, Currents 36: Dirk Skreber includes several of the artist’s large-scale paintings, a monumental outdoor sculpture, and the American museum debut of his video work Turgidity (2012).

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 February 6, March 6, and April 3, 2014.

“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.”

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 is the world’s leading repository for work by untrained creators. 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 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.