This spring, the Milwaukee Art Museum partnered with The A.V. Club Milwaukee to sponsor a design contest for a new line of T-shirts to be sold in the Museum Store. The contest prompted the designers with the question “What does the Art Museum mean to you?” Clearly, this question was a launching pad for a variety of interpretations.
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.
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.
It’s book sale time again! With its Used Book Sale, the Museum’s George Peckham Miller Art Research Library is thrilled to provide the community with the opportunity to purchase those materials that are either duplicative or outside of the library’s collecting area. And, of course, all the proceeds benefit the library’s book acquisition fund.
This is an exciting time of year for the library staff as it draws together two years (the last used book sale was in 2009) of cataloguing, organizing, and streamlining the library collection.
In the Museum Store, we are always looking to highlight the artists and vendors that make commitments to ecologically and socially sustainable business practices. Throughout the store, this logo (left) will tell you that a company uses recycled, repurposed, or sustainable materials and is conscientious about their shipping and packaging. I recently gave a Cate & Levi repurposed wool hand puppet to a dear friend for her baby shower, and it was the perfect gift! See how cute above! And each is totally one-of-a-kind because of the material.
Are you looking forward to the upcoming 2011 Scholastic Art Awards exhibition as much as I am? I enjoy viewing the diversity of amazing work by so many talented young people and I really love meeting the artists and their proud families and teachers when they come to see their work on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum (on view in our Schroeder Galleria Feb 5 – Mar 6, 2011). It is such a thrill for those kids and it’s an exciting time of year for all the Museum staff, too.
I’ll admit truly: one of my favorite pastimes is helping people pick out jewelry. I’ll watch a person walking casually along the outside rim of the cases Santiago Calatrava designed for the Museum Store, and then I’ll see the double-take and the excitement in their eyes as they hold that special item in their view.