You know how sometimes you just need to become a tourist in your own hometown in order to truly appreciate all the wonderful places to go and things to do? Although the Milwaukee Art Museum is my permanent home, I recently decided to spend the day like I was visiting for the very first time.
I am so excited to announce that the Kohl’s Art Generation Family iPod Touch Tour is now a free, downloadable app from the iTunes store!
If you’ve been to the Museum since March, you probably know about the KAG iPod Touch Tours. Families (and adults too–trust me, it’s just as much fun even if you’re not 12 years old!) can check out a free iPod Touch and travel the Museum Collection to explore works of art in a new way. The app has everything from kid-friendly audio stops to behind-the-scenes slideshows. There are even interactive games, like my favorite, the “How Much Does it Weigh?” game show about medieval armor.
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 Warriorsand it’s by Chinese artist Yue Minjun. The 26 satirical statues are located in the Museum’s Contemporary Galleries, on the Main Level.
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.