This special week has been created to bring to light the meaningful impact these museums have for our residents, tourism and the economy, and to forming Milwaukee’s well-rounded cultural community. More than a hundred programs or events will be offered during the week and people are encouraged to support their local museums by participating.
In its first year, Milwaukee Museum Week was a success and welcomed thousands of people to participating museums. Whether for events, programs, or just to see the museum for the first time or on a repeat visit, Milwaukeeans showed their support for Milwaukee’s museums.
New this year, each museum will offer at least one lunch-time program that is free to attend in addition to the array of events that will happen throughout the week. Look for behind-the scenes tours, curator’s talks, hands-on programs and more.
Milwaukee Museum Week was created as a result of conversations between area museum directors and staff in recent years. Milwaukee is rich in cultural assets and our museums and cultural institutions contribute to a vibrant and well-rounded community in a significant way.
However, Milwaukee’s museums cannot be here without the support of the community.
Museum Week is an opportunity to call attention to Milwaukee’s wonderful array of museums, to promote our shared missions as well as our distinctive focuses, and to ignite new interest from the public. The shared hope is to spur awareness and patronage of these community treasures and to ultimately celebrate what this segment of our community means to education, inspiration and quality of life.
The public can expect events and programs such as behind-the-scene tours, lectures, specialty tours only offered during Museum Week, children’s programming, and some museums are offering reduced or free admission on select days. A full list of events can be found on MKEMuseumWeek.org
.The following museums are participating in Milwaukee Museum Week 2020:
- Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
- Charles Allis Art Museum
- Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
- Discovery World
- Grohmann Museum at MSOE
- Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University
- Harley-Davidson Museum
- Jewish Museum Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Milwaukee County Historical Society
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Mitchell Park Domes
- North Point Lighthouse
- The Pabst Mansion
- The Warehouse
- Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
- Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum