Free Museum Admission on Thursday, March 6

Posted on February 24th, 2014

Free admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum on March 6
Public can see Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art for free

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum’s next monthly Target Free First Thursday is set for Thursday, March 6, 2014. Admission is free for all individuals, and includes access to the nearly six hundred objects on display in Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Museum director Daniel Keegan. “The Museum’s feature exhibition, Uncommon Folk, includes almost six hundred works from the Museum’s permanent collection. From duck decoys to quilts to walking sticks to the work of Grandma Moses, this whimsical exhibition has something for everyone.”

Also on view is Flow: The 2014 NCECA Ceramic Arts Invitational, an exhibition of twenty installations of ceramics, some of which contain over a thousand pieces. Two of the works are site-specific, meaning they were designed for and will only be seen at, the Milwaukee Art Museum. The National NCECA Convention is slated for the Wisconsin Center later in the month.

Visitors can also see the Scholastic Art Awards – Wisconsin installation before it closes on March 16.

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 April 3, May 1, and June 5, 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.