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MOLAA Receives Grant for 'Target Free Sundays'

From Issue: Volume XXII - Number 9

The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) announced that its Sunday free admission program was awarded a grant from Target Corporation. In recognition of MOLAA’s efforts to expand knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art, the grant will make it possible to share the museum’s collection, exhibitions, educational programs and cultural events with a broader audience.

In addition to free admission and docent-led tours, many of the Sundays will include art workshops, live music and dance performances, storytelling, dance classes and more. MOLAA President and CEO Stuart Ashman said, “We are grateful for Target’s support that will allow so many more members of our community the opportunity to enjoy our exhibitions and programs.”

The grant is part of Target’s ongoing efforts to build strong, safe and healthy communities across the country. These efforts include Target’s long history of giving 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million every week. As part of this commitment, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 to help kids learn, schools teach and parents and caring adults engage.

“At Target, we are committed to serving local communities where we do business,” said Laysha Ward, President, Community Relations, Target. “That’s why we are proud to partner with the Museum of Latin American Art as we work to strengthen communities and enrich the lives of our guests and team members.

In addition to the grant received by MOLAA, Target also gives through signature programs such as:
-Take Charge of Education, a school fundraising initiative that provides undesignated funds to local schools for whatever they need most, from books and school supplies to classroom technology.
-Arts Accessibility, free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events nationwide.
-Target School Library Makeovers, a program that leverages Target’s world-class design expertise to transform school libraries across the country with new construction, furniture, and technology, as well as 2,000 new books.
-Education Grants and Awards, including Books for Schools Awards, Target Field Trip Grants and Early Childhood Reading Grants, that provide schools, libraries, teachers and nonprofit organizations the resources they need to bring learning to life and put more kids on the path to graduation.

Museum of Latin American Art is located at 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Hours: Sun.,Wed., Thurs. and Sat., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Info: (562) 437-1689 or,

MOLAA was founded in 1996 in Long Beach and serves the greater Los Angeles area. MOLAA is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art. Since its inception, MOLAA has doubled in size and continues to expand its permanent collection, ranging from works by Tamayo and Matta to Cruz-Diez, Los Carpinteros and Tunga. With its physical expansion complete, MOLAA’s focus is on strengthening its position as a multidisciplinary institution providing cross-cultural dialogue.

Submitted by MOLAA