Arts education sponsored in Milwaukee
August 16, 2013
Often, when programs are cut due to statewide or community budget restrictions, arts initiatives are among the first to go. This means people are no longer able to enjoy things like low prices to museums, theater shows and a bevy of other artistic expressions.
Kohl's Cares is trying to make sure families in Milwaukee are able to access arts education by awarding a $2 million grant to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The money will be doled out over the next three years as a part of the Kohl's Art Generation program, funding two new exhibitions as well as the creation of the Kohl's Art Generation Lab in 2015.
"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," noted Milwaukee Art Museum Senior Director of Education and Public Programs Brigid Globensky.
Kohl's Cares, the philanthropic arm of the popular retail company, has focused on numerous sectors when making gifts. However, where children's health and education projects are concerned, the foundation has raised more than $208 million since 2000.
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