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Enjoy a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum during ‘Free First Thursdays’ thanks to Meijer

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Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Art Museum announced on Thursday, June 25th that Meijer will be the exclusive, corporate sponsor of the Museum’s Free First Thursdays admission program, which provides free access to the museum on the first Thursday of each month.

“Meijer Free First Thursdays” will launch July 2nd, and provide increased accessibility to the museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs. Since the Museum’s Free First Thursday launched in 2011, more than 15,000 visitors have had the opportunity to experience the Milwaukee Art Museum.

“Providing free museum admission year-round helps the Milwaukee Art Museum fulfill its mission of developing new audiences and making art accessible to a wider public. As a community partner, Meijer plays an essential role in helping the museum bring the museum experience to a greater audience,” said Milwaukee Art Museum Director, Dan Keegan.

Meijer, new to the Milwaukee region, is a family owned retailer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a commitment to support the communities it serves.

“With the opening of our first Wisconsin stores in Grafton, Kenosha, Oak Creek and Wauwatosa this summer, Meijer is looking forward to being involved in the greater Milwaukee community. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a cornerstone of Milwaukee’s cultural scene and we hope the Meijer sponsorship will allow even more families to experience everything the museum has to offer,” Meijer Market Director for Wisconsin, Chris Hoffman.