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It’s Always a “Sunny” Day at the Museum!

Sunny in Baumgartner Galleria
Sunny in Baumgartner Galleria
Written by “Sunny” the Dog

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.

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Art Events Exhibitions

What’s Up at the Museum?

ImageThe groundhog may have seen his shadow, but the Museum is jumping full steam into spring with its new exhibition, Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection.

Containing 200 works of modern and contemporary self-taught art from some of the world’s greatest self-taught artists, the exhibition has opened to rave reviews and much praise, and is on view thanks to the generosity of its collector and donor, Anthony Petullo.

To celebrate the exhibition, the Museum has a variety of programs and Gallery Talks scheduled, as well as panel discussions, dance performances, and a special MAM After Dark.

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Behind the Scenes Education

Download the Kohl’s Art Generation iPod Touch App!

iPod Touch Tour with Laurent Casimir, Crowded Market, 1972. Oil on Masonit. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Richard and Erna Flagg. Photo by Emily Sullivan
iPod Touch Tour with Laurent Casimir, Crowded Market, 1972. Oil on Masonit. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Richard and Erna Flagg. Photo by Emily Sullivan

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.

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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.