Kohl’s donates $1.5 million to Milwaukee Art Museum

Will continue its interactive youth arts education program

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The charitable branch of Kohl’s Co., called Kohl’s Cares, will donate $1.5 million to the Milwaukee Art Museum over the next three years to continue its interactive youth arts education program.

Milwaukee Art Museum
The Milwaukee Art Museum

The program, called Kohl’s Art Generation, has around 300,000 participants each year who use its studio at the art museum, called the Art Generation Studio, to do a variety of creative activities with a different theme each month.

The studio is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours until 7 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. The program also includes a space for interactive art exhibitions called the Art Generation Gallery to introduce kids to different artists and works in the museum’s collection; a space dedicated to the museum’s Haitian art collection called the Art Generation Lab; and Sunday events that give kids and their families a chance to tour the museum, watch live performances and meet visiting artists.

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“The Kohl’s Art Generation program has completely changed the face of the museum, making it a destination for families looking for creative experiences,” said Brigid Globensky, Milwaukee Art Museum senior director of education and programs. “We are thrilled to continue partnering with Kohl’s to provide fun and interactive programs at a time when creativity is increasingly important to our community’s future.”

Kohl’s has donated more than $8 million to the art museum since 2008.

“Kohl’s wants to create opportunities for families to spend time together in a rich and memorable way,” said Kohl’s spokesperson Jen Johnson. “We know children enjoy the Kohl’s Art Generation program just as much as their parents do. The program connects people with the arts while making everyone feel like they belong at the museum.”

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