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700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-3200
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The Milwaukee Art Museum's collection comprises more than 20,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary and is housed in a trio of unique structures from Eero Saarinen's 1950s building through a David Kahler section added in the 1970s and the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion.

The museum houses 15th to 20th century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, folk art, Haitian art and outsider art.

MAM's cafe also offers great lunches in a luminous setting with lake views.

Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum's Web site for hours, admission fees and a full description of current exhibitions.
mam.org.
 
Upcoming events

July 29, 2016 - July 29, 2016
American Epics on the Silver Screen: The Searchers

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s summer film series, “American Epics on the Silver Screen,” highlights a few of the classic cinematic works that inspired Thomas Hart Benton’s pieces in the feature exhibition American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood. Perhaps saving the most praised film for last, the series concludes with the 1956 Western The Searchers, directed by the renowned John Ford and starring John Wayne. Considered by some film historians to be the best Western ever made, the storyline follows a Civil War veteran as he journeys to save his niece from an Indian tribe. Runtime: 1 hour, 59 minutes Lubar Auditorium Free for Members Free with Museum admission

July 30, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio: American Story

Throughout the month of July from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and from 10a.m. to 6p.m. on Fridays the Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes the public to participate in Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio: American Story. Visitors can create art inspired by the works in the Museum’s contemporary art collection exploring the boundaries between art and craft. Families are also invited to explore the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery: Rubbish! and the Kohl’s Art Generation Lab: Haitian Art open during museum hours. The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio allows kids to enjoy a fun, interactive space while gaining an appreciation for art through hands-on projects.

Aug. 5, 2016 - Aug. 5, 2016
Meijer Free First Fridays

Admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum is free for individuals and families (excluding groups) on the first Friday of each month, thanks to Meijer.

Aug. 5, 2016
Meijer Free First Friday at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum is free for individuals and families (excluding groups) on the first Friday of each month, thanks to Meijer.

Aug. 5, 2016 - Nov. 27, 2016
Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of France

In Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of France at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the spirit of the French countryside is captured in prints by 19th-century artists Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet and Charles-François Daubigny. To create their lush, expressive images, the artists employed a new technique that combined elements of printmaking and photography. Forty-one such innovative prints by leading practitioners were put together in a publication in the 1920s by the Parisian art dealer and publisher Maurice Le Garrec. This exhibition displays the complete set.



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