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The Dogs of MAM

If you’ve owned dogs, you likely have a few stories to tell—maybe your pup has run through the house with muddy paws, learned an impressive trick, cuddled with you when you were sick, or kept you company when you were home alone. Dog-human relationships can be very special, even life-changing, which is why these furry friends continue to be featured in books, movies—and art. From fierce hunting partners to lazy-day companions, the Museum’s Collection shows a wide range of “good boys” (and girls).

They say dogs are “man’s best friend;” well, here are some of MAM’s best friends.

Eddie Arning, Three Figures and Dog, 1972. Oil crayon on paper. Gift of Anthony Petullo. Photo credit: Carl J. Thome Photography, Naples, FL.
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Remembering Truman Lowe

Celebrated Wisconsin artist and beloved University of Wisconsin–Madison professor Truman Lowe passed away on March, 30, 2019, leaving behind a powerful legacy.

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MAM In Full Color

Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky once noted, “color is a power which directly influences the soul,” and science tells us it’s true—color can affect your mood, opinions, and even your behavior. Our Collection Galleries, filled with vibrant hues, soft tones, and complementary color pairings, are sure to brighten your mood, no matter how you’re feeling. Visit the Museum today to see all of these colorful artworks and so much more!

Pablo Picasso’s The Cock of the Liberation


Pablo Picasso, The Cock of the Liberation (Le Coq de la Liberation), 1944. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1959.372. Photo credit: Larry Sanders. © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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All The Ways to Play at MAM

Because many museums house precious objects and valuable artworks, they tend to have a “look, but don’t touch” and “keep quiet” reputation. Doesn’t sound too fun, does it?

We often hear the misconceptions that museums aren’t spaces for children, that art museums are boring, or that older art objects lack relevance—when in fact, at MAM, there are countless opportunities for visitors to engage with and connect to art, make your own masterpiece, play games, get active, and even enjoy a beer (or two!). Read below for all the ways to play at the Museum.

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Mom & MAM

Not sure what to give Mom for Mother’s Day? From creative gifts to inspiring experiences, the Milwaukee Art Museum has you covered. Here are five ways to spoil Mom at MAM this year.

Make her a masterpiece in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio.

Drop in the Studio the week before Mother’s Day to write a kind message, decorate a card, or draw a fridge-worthy picture just for Mom.