Kohl’s donates $2 million to Milwaukee Art Museum

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:42 am

Kohl’s Department Stores today announced a $2 million donation over three years to the Milwaukee Art Museum to continue the Kohl’s Art Generation program, a youth art education initiative.

 
The funding will support two new Kohl’s Art Generation exhibitions and the unveiling of a new Kohl’s Art Generation Lab in 2015. The donation comes from the Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program, which sells special merchandise, including plush toys and books, and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

“Kohl’s is proud to continue our partnership with the Milwaukee Art Museum and facilitate new, exciting offerings for the Kohl’s Art Generation program,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “We are pleased to share in the commitment of enhancing education and enriching the lives of area children and families through art and creativity.”

The Kohl’s Art Generation program consists of four main components: the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio; the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery; the Kohl’s Art Generation Lab; and the Kohl’s Color Wheels, a mobile art experience.

“The Kohl’s Art Generation program has become the cornerstone of artistic inspiration for families who visit the Milwaukee Art Museum, thanks to Kohl’s Cares long-standing generosity,” said Brigid Globensky, Milwaukee Art Museum senior director of education and public programs. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kohl’s Cares and provide a fun and interactive art curriculum at a time when creativity is increasingly important to our community’s future success.”

The Kohl’s Art Generation program was created in 2008 with the goal of delivering quality art education to Milwaukee-area families. 

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