Frank Lloyd Wright fans have only a little time left to see Milwaukee Art Museum's "Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century." The show closes Sunday, May 15.
Sunday is also a Member Swap Day, during which members of the museum can attend nearby Betty Brinn Children's Museum or Discovery World free of charge. Members of those museums can visit MAM for free that day, too.
During spring break, I spent a day at MAM with my kids and we made some great art projects upstairs in the Kohl's Art Generation studio, where there are plenty of materials and a helpful staff that can teach kids how to create some fun artwork.
The lab hosts a Family Sundays event on Sunday, too. "Animal Menagerie" is a day-long event that includes music, dance and art. See the furry, feathery and scaly side of the museum's collection and learn about the many symbolic meanings of animals in art.
The museum is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and active military, and is free for members and children 12 and under.
Also, from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Milwaukee Art Museum will be open on Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Typically, the museum is closed Mondays.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.