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Milwaukee Art Museum offers visitors another year of Meijer free admission days

Monthly free day and extended hours have switched to Thursdays in 2017

By - Feb 1st, 2017 09:34 am
Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee, Wis. – Feb. 1, 2017 – The Milwaukee Art Museum is excited to announce that visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy another year of monthly free admission days, thanks to Meijer Free First Thursdays. The popular monthly event offers free admission for visitors to see new winter exhibitions including Helen Levitt: In the Street and James Nares: In the City, with more time to explore, as the Museum is now open until 8 p.m. every Thursday.

Under the Museum’s new 2017 schedule, the Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m. Meijer Free days will now take place on Thursdays.

“We are thankful for Meijer’s continued support and look forward to another year of partnership,” said Marcelle Polednik, Ph.D., Donna and Donald Baumgartner director. “Programs like this ensure the Museum is accessible to everyone in our community. With so much to see and do at the Museum, Meijer Free First Thursdays are a perfect time to visit.”

Meijer’s partnership with the Museum began in 2015. Upcoming Meijer Free First Thursdays include Feb. 2, March 2 and April 6.

“Meijer is thrilled to continue this sponsorship and to provide an opportunity for the community to enjoy free admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum once a month,” said Art Belt, Meijer Milwaukee market director. “We welcomed more than 42,000 Museum visitors through the program last year, and we can’t wait to share the experience with even more Milwaukee families.”

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of more than 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. This reimagined space also allows for the presentation of additional changing exhibitions.

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