Kohl’s Cares Donates $1.5 Million to Milwaukee Art Museum

Donation Supports the Popular Kohl’s Art Generation Program

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kohl’s
(NYSE: KSS) announced a donation of more than $1.5 million over three
years to the Milwaukee
Art Museum
. Funding for the donation is made possible by the Kohl’s
Cares®
cause merchandise program, which throughout the year sells
children’s books and toys with 100 percent of the net profit benefiting
children’s initiatives. The financial support allows the 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 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:

  • The Kohl’s
    Art Generation Studio
    , a hands-on art studio that features a
    variety of activities, with a new theme each month. Families can stop
    in for a few minutes or spend the entire day creating art together.
    The studio is open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and
    the first Friday of each month, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with special hours
    during school holiday breaks.
  • The Kohl’s
    Art Generation Gallery
    , a devoted space for interactive
    exhibitions, designed to introduce families to artists and artworks in
    the Museum’s Collection. The current exhibition, Rubbish!, open
    through October, explores artists who use discarded materials to
    create their artwork. There will be three new exhibitions in November
    2016, September 2017 and November 2018. The gallery is open during
    Museum hours.
  • The Kohl’s
    Art Generation Lab
    , a space dedicated to the Museum’s Haitian art
    collection. Families can come together and immerse themselves in
    Haiti’s culture through art, photography, music, and a variety of
    activities. The lab is open during Museum hours.
  • Kohl’s
    Art Generation Family Sundays
    , lively weekend event that turns the
    entire Museum into an art extravaganza. Families can explore the
    Museum, watch live performances, meet visiting artists, tour through
    the galleries and more. Family Sundays happen five times per year. The
    next event, Día de los Muertos, takes place on Sunday, October 16, 10
    a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Kohl’s
    Color Wheels
    , a traveling art studio that visits schools and
    festivals to provide hands-on art activities in the community. The
    mobile unit is active throughout the year. Families can create
    projects together inspired by the Museum’s Collection and special
    exhibitions.

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.

About Kohl’s

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more
than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and
empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing
national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping
experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and
via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has
raised nearly $300 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through
its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s
Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc.
For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental
initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares.
For a list of store locations and information, or for the added
convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

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About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of more than 30,000 works of art, the
Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its
campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci
Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero
Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David
Kahler‒designed addition. The Museum recently reopened its
Collection Galleries, debuting nearly 2,500 world-class works of art
within dramatically transformed galleries and a new lakefront addition.

Contacts

Kohl’s
Ale DesJean, (262)703-2985
ale.desjean@kohls.com
or
Buzz
Monkeys
Sarah Seifert, (414)403-6820
sseifert@buzzmonkeyspr.com