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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: July 11-July 17

Contemporary Chinese Warriors, Yue Minjun, 2006

Welcome to another sweltering week in Milwaukee, with big things happening at the Museum.

Have you seen the latest installation in the Summer of CHINA series? It’s called Contemporary Chinese Warriors and it’s by Chinese artist Yue Minjun. The 26 satirical statues are located in the Museum’s Contemporary Galleries, on the Main Level.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: July 4-July 10

Happy Fourth of July from the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Museum is open Monday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for active military and their families is free. We hope you include the Museum in your Independence Day plans.

Also happening this week, there’s a Gallery Talk on The Emperor’s Private Paradise at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, and an Express Talk on the feature exhibition on Thursday, July 7 at noon.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: June 27-July 4

It’s another busy week at the Museum, with Gallery Talks, lectures, and the opening of a new exhibition. And don’t forget the Museum is open on Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: June 20-June 26

Guardian Warrior, Tang Dynasty (618-906 CE), Painted earthenware, Lent by James E. Conley, Jr., Photo by John R. Glembin

Thank you to everyone who came down to Lakefront Festival of Arts over the weekend. The event was a big success, and your continued support of the Museum is always appreciated. But if you think the fun is over here for the summer, think again!

On Tuesday, June 21, join Director of Exhibitions Laurie Winters at 1:30 p.m. on a Gallery Talk through The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City. Then on Thursday, June 23 at noon, spend your lunch break with the Museum and enjoy an Express Talk through the Summer of CHINA’s feature exhibition.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: June 13-June 19

Photo Courtesy of Front Room Photography

Welcome to the Summer of CHINA! This weekend marked the official opening of the Museum’s long-anticipated series of exhibitions celebrating 3,000 years of Chinese art and culture. If you haven’t seen it yet, make a point to stop in this week and experience these breathtaking objects.

The feature exhibition for the summer, The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City is garnering much acclaim from the press. Check out with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Third Coast Digest, and the Business Journal had to say about it.

The Summer of CHINA includes a long list of programs, events, and lectures to complement the art, and a list of programming can be found here. We hope you will come and experience everything the Summer of CHINA has to offer.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: May 30-June 5

Happy Summer to everyone! With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start to summer, the Museum will have expanded hours, and offer free admission to active duty military and their families.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: May 23-May 29

On Thursday, May 26, the Museum will host a discussion about the controversy surrounding the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture at 7:30 p.m. in Lubar Auditorium. The discussion will focus on the removal of “A Fire in My Belly,” a video by artist David Wojnarowicz and will feature Jonathan D. Katz, the co-curator of the exhibition and Chair of the Visual Studies Doctoral Program at SUNY Buffalo. The event is free with Museum admission and open to the public.

In other news, the Museum announced that it is once again participating in the Blue Star Museums program for the summer, and will offer free admission to active duty military and their families from Monday, May 30 through Monday, September 5. Servicemen and women, as well as their spouses and children, receive free admission with a valid military ID.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: May 16-May 22

Frank Lloyd Wright has closed, to record weekend crowds, and now we look forward to the Museum’s Summer of CHINA, which opens June 11. But more on that later.

This week, Members receive double discounts in the Museum Store on Thursday, plus since May is Member Month, there are additional discounts in Cafe Calatrava and Coffee with a Conscience.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: May 9-May 15

Photo by Adam Horwitz

This is your last chance to see Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century before it closes on Sunday, May 15.

Do not miss this stunning exhibition of over 150 objects, including models, drawings, photographs, home movies, furniture, and more, highlighting the seven-decade career of Wisconsin’s native son, and “America’s greatest architect.”

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: May 2-May 8

Usher in Member Month at the Museum with lectures, discounts, and of course, Target Free First Thursday.

May is Member Month, which means special discounts at Cafe Calatrava, Coffee with a Conscience, and the Museum Store. Also this week, enjoy a The New Materiality Gallery Talk at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, and two Express Talks on Frank Lloyd Wright on Thursday, May 5, at noon and 5:30 p.m.

Speaking of Thursday, May 5, it is Target Free First Thursday and admission to the Museum is free for individuals. The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and there’s a special “Double Discount” in the Museum Store for Members, so it’s a perfect time to come experience the art and save some money.