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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: August 22-August 28

This is it! The final weeks of the Summer of CHINA. Trust me when I say you do not want to miss the stunning feature exhibition, The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City.

The Museum expects very large crowds during the final days, so make plans to see the exhibition before closing weekend.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: August 15-August 21

As summer winds down, so does the Summer of CHINA! This is your last chance to experience 3,000 years of Chinese art and culture before it closes on Sunday, September 11. The reviews have been glowing, the public response has been overwhelming, and the art itself is breathtaking.

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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!

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: July 25-July 31

Things continue to be abuzz at the Museum, with the Summer of CHINA drawing in big crowds. Have you seen it yet?

This week, enjoy a Gallery Talk on The Emperor’s Private Paradise on Tuesday at 1:30, or an Express Talk over your noon hour on Thursday.

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What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: July 18-24

Bring the family to the Chinese Cultural Festival, July 23 and 24

Summer has hit Milwaukee with a big whollop of hot and humid, but the Milwaukee Art Museum is cool, so bring the family down and enjoy. Kids 12 and under get in free everyday.

This week the Museum plays host to a few exciting events. On Thursday, July 21, the Museum welcomes Melissa Chiu, director and curator for contemporary Asian and Asian-American art at the Asia Society in New York. She’ll be giving a lecture at 6:15 p.m. in Lubar Auditorium about contemporary Chinese art. Stick around after the lecture and walk amongst the new installation by contemporary Chinese artist Yue Minjun.