Categories
Art Events Exhibitions

What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: August 29-September 5

Looking for something to do as the kids head off to school this week? Come in to the Milwaukee Art Museum! The Museum is open seven days a week through Labor Day, and active military and their families receive FREE admission, thanks to Blue Star Museums.

But – on Thursday, September 1, admission is FREE for ALL individuals thanks to Target Free First Thursdays! The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and it will be your last chance to see The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City for free before it closes on Sunday, September 11.

Categories
Art Events

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.

Categories
Art Events

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.

Categories
Art Events Exhibitions

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.

Categories
Art Events Exhibitions

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.

Categories
Art Events Exhibitions

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.

Categories
Art Events Exhibitions

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.

Categories
Art Events Exhibitions

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.

Categories
Art Events Exhibitions

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.

Categories
Art Events Membership

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.