FREE Admission on Thursday, October 4

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

Target Free First Thursday is October 4

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum’s next monthly Target Free First Thursday is set for Thursday, October 4. Admission is free for all individuals, and special programming is included throughout the day.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our visitors,” said Museum director Daniel Keegan. “So far, over 35,000 people have participated in Target Free First Thursdays.”

Currently open is Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate, an exhibition devoted the Bauhaus-trained German ceramicist and entrepreneur, Grete Marks. Express talks in the exhibition are scheduled for noon and 5:30 p.m. In conjunction with the exhibition and with the Sam and Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM, the film Eyewitness will be shown at 6:15 p.m., with a special talkback after the screening.

In addition, students from Milwaukee Public Schools will perform at 7 p.m. in Windhover Hall.

Target Free First Thursdays is an extension of the partnership the company has with the Museum.

“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.”

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 November 1 and December 6.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s far-reaching holdings include more than 30,000 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.

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.