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.
Story Time in the Galleries
Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the Milwaukee Art Museum, and then make a drawing inspired by what you have seen and heard.
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: The Great Art Adventure
Grab a Milwaukee Art Museum passport and travel through the galleries and the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, completing challenges along the way. Solve an artful puzzle, “act out” a painting, and talk with guest artists.
Gallery Talk: Paul Druecke: A Social Event Archive
Join Lisa Sutcliffe, Milwaukee Art Museum curator of photography and media arts, and guest David Robbins, whose interview with Milwaukee artist Paul Druecke appears in the exhibition catalogue, and explore Druecke’s Archive—on view for the first time in a museum in honor of its twentieth anniversary.
In Conversation: Paul Druecke and Jen Delos Reyes
Participate in a conversation about the social practice of art: art as a means to engage and build community. Jen Delos Reyes is a community arts organizer and associate director of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. This event is in conjunction with the Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition Paul Druecke: A Social Event Archive. Stay afterward for Milwaukee artist Paul Druecke to sign your exhibition catalogue, available at the Museum Store.
Frank Lloyd Wright: “Buildings for the Prairie”
In celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday, the Milwaukee Art Museum presents Frank Lloyd Wright:”Buildings for the Prairie,” featuring a selection of the famed architect’s designs and examples of his furniture, stained glass and textiles. Originally compiled by a German publisher and titled the Wasmuth Portfolio, this collection is considered the most significant compendium of Wright’s early work, showcasing the breadth and beauty of his output. The exhibition lends insight into the master’s early development and affords the opportunity to see the evolution of the Prairie School of architecture.
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