Kohl's donates over $1.5 million to Milwaukee Art Museum

MENOMONEE FALLS -- Kohl's is proud to announce the donation of more than $1.5 million over three years to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Funding for the donation was made possible by the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program, which sells children's books and toys with 100% of the profit benefiting children's initiatives.

According to a news release, the money will help the Milwaukee Art Museum to continue the family-friendly Kohl's Art Generation program, an interactive art experience in the community.

“Kohl’s wants to create opportunities for families to spend time together in a rich and memorable way. 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,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s vice president of corporate communications.

The news release states the Kohl’s Art Generation program was created in 2008 as a youth arts education initiative. Before partnering with Kohl’s, the Museum served about 9,000 family participants each year. Since then, the program has seen remarkable growth and now reaches more than 300,000 participants each year.

“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 Art Generation programming includes:

    Since 2008, Kohl’s has donated more than $8 million to the Milwaukee Art Museum. To learn more about the Museum and Kohl’s Art Generation programming, visit mam.org/artgeneration.