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Milwaukee Art Museum offers free admission, late hours New Year’s Day thanks to Meijer Free First Fridays


Posted on December 28th, 2015

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Milwaukee, Wis.—Visitors can enjoy the Milwaukee Art Museum for free on New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1, thanks to Meijer Free First Fridays. This popular monthly event includes free admission to feature exhibitions Larry Sultan: Here and Home and Sam Francis: Master Printmaker, as well as the newly reopened Collection Galleries. The Museum will also be open late until 8 p.m., offering more time to explore, dine and shop.

January 1 marks the first day of the Museum’s new 2016 schedule: weekly late hours switch from Thursdays to Fridays, 10 a.m.‒8 p.m., and Meijer Free First Thursday is now Meijer Free First Friday, held the first Friday of every month.

The Museum Store will also be open until 8 p.m on Fridays, as will the Windhover Coffee and the new East End Wine Bar, serving a curated selection of wine, craft beer and European-style small plates in a picturesque setting overlooking Lake Michigan.

“There’s no better way to start a new year than with the gift of free admission to explore 2,500 fantastic works of art and the not-to-be-missed special exhibition Larry Sultan: Here and Home,” said Museum Director Daniel Keegan. “Thanks to our partners at Meijer, and our new schedule, it’s even easier to make the Milwaukee Art Museum a highlight of your weekend plans.”

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“Meijer is pleased to provide an opportunity for the community to enjoy free admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum once a month,” Meijer Milwaukee Market Director Chris Hoffmann said. “We’re excited that the first free Friday falls on New Year’s Day to allow even more families and their visitors to experience the Museum’s recent renovation and expansion.”

Since launching the partnership in July, the Museum and Meijer have welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors on the monthly free day.  Future Meijer Free First Friday dates include Feb. 5 and March 4.

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of over 30,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David Kahler-designed addition. The Museum recently reopened its Collection Galleries, debuting nearly 2,500 world-class works of art within dramatically transformed galleries and a new lakefront addition.

About Meijer

Meijer is a family-owned and privately-held company committed to meeting the needs of families in the communities of each of its 223 stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. As a pioneer of the “one-stop shopping” concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronics offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com. Please follow Meijer on Twitter @twitter.com/Meijer and @twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/Meijer.

 

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