Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:45 am
Kohl’s Department Stores today announced a $600,000 donation to the Milwaukee Art Museum to open the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to the public for an additional day each weekend and to sponsor the School and Teacher Program, which supports art education programming for educators and students.
Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s is supporting the art education of Milwaukee-area youth at a time when elective classes have been cut and fewer public elementary schools are offering visual arts due to budget cuts.
The donation, which brings Kohl’s total giving to the Museum to $4.3 million since 2008, is funded through 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 partnership with the Milwaukee Art Museum has been an indispensable asset to our art education programs,” said Brigid Globensky, senior director of education and public programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. “With the additional gift of $600,000 we are excited to foster our education opportunities for children, their families and Milwaukee-area teachers. We are extremely grateful and humbled by Kohl’s ongoing commitment and dedication to the Milwaukee Art Museum.”
“Kohl’s is deeply committed to the education of children in our community and with budget cuts reducing art in schools, we are fortunate to be able to donate an additional $600,000 to the Milwaukee Art Museum to enhance their art education programs,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “The Milwaukee Art Museum provides an exciting, interesting and interactive environment for kids in our community and all of those visiting the Museum. Kohl’s is proud of our ongoing support of the Milwaukee Art Museum and encourages families and classrooms to utilize these amazing art resources.”