What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: August 1-August 7

Alex Katz (American, b. 1927), Sunny #4, 1971, 96 1/4 x 72 in. (244.48 x 182.88 cm), Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1975.143, Photo credit Larry Sanders, © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Another scorcher week ahead – they aren’t called the “dog days” of August for nothing! But with August comes not only the Wisconsin State Fair, but a long list of events and activities at the Museum for the whole family.

Thursday, August 4 is a busy day at the Museum, because it is Target Free First Thursday! Admission is free for individuals all day long, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to explore the Summer of CHINA or see your favorite artist in the permanent collection.

Also this Thursday, there is T’ai Chi in Windhover Hall at 1:30 p.m., an Express Talk on The Emperor’s Private Paradise at noon, and a lecture on “Palace Tantra: Emperor Qianlong’s Fascination with Tibetan Buddhism” at 6:15 p.m. in Lubar Auditorium. All of these events are free!

Looking for more? The weekend brings Story Time in the Galleries, Sketching in the Galleries, and Sunday features the Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio: Trip to China.

Heading out to the Fair? Stop by the Kohl’s Color Wheels Van for some fun, animal-inspired, make-and-take art.

There’s always more to see and do at the Museum, and it’s always a cool 72 degrees inside Windhover Hall. It’s a great summer getaway.

Kristin Settle: PR Manager for the Milwaukee Art Museum, otherwise referred to as Museum cheerleader.

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