On Tuesday, June 28, enjoy a Gallery Talk at 1:30 p.m. in The Emperor’s Private Paradise. There’s also a 30-minute Express Talk at noon on Thursday, June 30 for those looking for something different to do over the lunch hour.
Also on Thursday, don’t miss the opening of the Chipstone Foundation’s Way of the Dragon: The Chinoiserie Style, 1710-1830. This “final piece” of the Summer of CHINA puzzle uncovers the Asian-inspired style of ornamentation in 18th Century Europe through a Western reaction rather than a literal interpretation of Eastern artistic traditions.
Also on Thursday, get to know the Qianlong Emperor better with a 6:15 p.m. lecture about “The Man and His Image” in Lubar Auditorium. Given by Eugenio Menegon of Boston University, the lecture will delve into the mind of the emperor, his personality, and his cosmopolitan cultural policies.
The weekend is full of fun family events, including Story Time in the Galleries, Sketching in the Galleries, and the Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio on Sunday. And for those of you heading to Summerfest (June 29-July 3, July 5-July 10), be sure to stop by the Kohl’s Color Wheels van, located on the south end of the grounds.
Bring the whole family down on July 4 for some summer fun and enjoy Milwaukee’s beautiful lakefront. Kids 12 and under are free, and admission is also free for active military and their families.
Happy Summer, and Happy Fourth of July.