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Milwaukee Art Museum [edit]
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.
Upcoming events

Aug. 30, 2015
Tour d'Art: Bikes then Beers

Strap on your bike helmet, rally your friends, and join us for the Museum’s first art bike ride, Tour d’Art: Bikes then Beers. We will cycle through Milwaukee, visiting more than twenty unique works of public art and architecture, including the 1887 statue of Solomon Juneau, the 1855 Lion House, and the 1912 North Point Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters. Vulture Space will offer bike rentals and free tune-ups. Our 6.5-mile ride will begin at Mark di Suvero’s The Calling, the forty-foot-high orange sculpture at the east end of Wisconsin Avenue. After the ride, refresh with beer from Milwaukee’s own Brenner Brewing, at a reception at the Museum. Enjoy delicious fare from Milwaukee food trucks, get creative with DIY crafts, and participate in lawn games. Not a bike enthusiast? Come for the party on the lakefront! Free; register at the Museum entrance on August 30 Rain or shine

Sept. 3, 2015
Meijer Free First Thursdays @ MAM

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

Sept. 10, 2015
Nancy Yeide: “Women's Work: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Collecting in Berlin, 1880-1930”

Faye Sigman “Woman of Valor” lecture. Free for MAM members or those who mention this ad. Nancy Yeide, head of the Department of Curatorial Records at The National Gallery of Art since 1990, is a leading authority on cultural property looted by the Nazis. In this lecture, Yeide will speak about the Jewish women in Weimar Berlin who were behind some of the most important pre-World War II art collections.

Sept. 12, 2015
Yoga @ MAM

Join us once a month for Yoga in Windhover Hall, presented by the Milwaukee Art Museum and omTown Yogis. The class is open to all levels. Register now and arrive early (registrations close 5 p.m. the Friday before) Walk-ins welcome, as space allows Parking is available in the Museum's underground garage, $5 (before 10 a.m.) Please bring your own mat

Sept. 12, 2015
Lakeshore Art Stroll

LAKESHORE ART STROLL SPONSORED BY THE MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM GARDEN CLUB Milwaukee, Wisconsin The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club will be sponsoring a walk, namely, Lakeshore Art Stroll, Saturday, September 12, 2015.

This is a fundraiser for the benefit of the Milwaukee Art Museums Gardens. This new event runs from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Check-in and registration begins at 7:30am.

Stroll with family and friends from the Milwaukee Art Museum through Lakeshore State Park (2 miles +). Milwaukee’s only urban State park. • Enjoy plein air artists! See some of the finest artists of Wisconsin in action. Their “smalls” works available for sale including their work from the morning of the event. Cash or Check only.

• Bird watching! Nature loving! A photography hot spot!

• Museum gardens and prairie gardens of Lakeshore State Park. View abundant early Fall flowers with a lakeshore background! Docents will be available for tours and questions.

• Music by local talented musicians “School of Rock” and others!

• Food available after 11am in the museum café

• No pets please Meet Dan Small from “Outdoor Wisconsin” our honorary Master of Ceremonies! Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club “Lakeshore Art Stroll” 700 North Art Museum Drive Milwaukee, WI 53202 Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club Lakeshore Art Stroll

“The Lakeshore Park is a hidden gem,” according to Susan Steinhafel, chair of the Lakeshore Art Stroll. “Lakeshore Art Stroll participants will enjoy the 1.7 mile paved walking path that meanders through natural wild grasses and prairie garden areas created to attract migratory waterfowl and an abundance of other animals, birds and butterflies. An ideal habitat created…and we have a front row seat!” The Lakeshore Art Stroll is a great opportunity to explore the Lakeshore Park together as we bond as a community. Learn about the Calatrava Rose, designed and developed for the Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club and the Museum by Will Radler, world renowned developer of the Knockout Rose. “Gather your friends and family for a delightful end of summer morning, filled with the beauty of nature and art,” encourages Pat Netzow, co-chair of the event. “There is something for everyone, a beautiful walk, artists to watch and an opportunity to learn about the gardens at the Museum and Lakeshore Park.” More details at or like us on Facebook at The Milwaukee Art Museum Garden Club is a support group of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The MAM Garden Club is the oldest and the largest garden club in Wisconsin. Founded in 1921, we have a long history of commitment to gardening and environmental concerns.


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