MAM After Dark @ LFOA

Northwestern Mutual presents MAM AFTER DARK @ LFOA Friday, June 19 5-10 p.m. Seize the night—on the lakefront! MAM After Dark at Lakefront Festival of Art features: Outdoor food and beverage vendors including Saz’s Hospitality Group, Hue Vietnamese Restaurant & Lounge, BelAir Cantina, Cold Spoons Gelato, Koepsell’s Festival Popcorn, and Shully’s Cafe Indoor seated dining til 8 p.m. at Cafe Calatrava and The Coffee Shop Tastings from Door Peninsula Winery and Distillery Photography, jewelry, and more by over 170 artists at a variety of price points Paint and Pour Sessions alongside artists from Wine and Canvas who will guide your creative spiritRead More…

MAM After Dark: Be Y.O.U.

Northwestern Mutual presents MAM AFTER DARK Evening Sponsor: The Joseph R. Pabst Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Supporting Sponsor: International Autos Group CALATRAVA LOUNGE – Lakeside dining featuring modern fare and small plates, for sharing with a group or indulging in on a date. April’s guest bartender Joe D’Acquisto mixes up The Pfister Hotel’s signature cocktail at the Café’s bar only. DANCE CENTRAL – Let loose under the wings with DJ Bree Rose, at Milwaukee’s hottest dance party! PREMIUM TASTINGS – Sample the full line of premium egg crème liqueurs and ready-to-drink old-fashioneds from Philly’s Premium Beverages (while suppliesRead More…

MAM After Dark: Video Villains

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015, 7 PM–11 PM Northwestern Mutual presents MAM AFTER DARK High-tech energy meets high-end fashion for an incredible sensory experience not to be missed. CALATRAVA LOUNGE – Café Calatrava (Lower Level) – Modern fare and small plates, crafted for sharing with a group or indulging in on a date. The signature cocktail from The Pub Club’s guest bartender is available only at the Café bar. JUST DANCE – Experience the one-of-a-kind dance party that only Milwaukee’s Video Villains can provide, with interactive video visuals, projections, stage design, and an eclectic music mix. PERFECT PUB BITES – Sample offerings (whileRead More…

MAM After Dark: Frostbite Ball

FRIDAY, February 20, 2015, 7 PM–11 PM Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK FROSTBITE BALL Together with Yelp Milwaukee and their Elite community, embrace Milwaukee’s arctic winter at this snow-capped evening of socialization and celebration at the Milwaukee Art Museum. CAFE CREATIONS – Pop-in or make a reservation at chic Cafe Calatrava in the Lower Level to dine on modern fare, small plates, and Cafe classics. 7-10 p.m. (Call 414-224-3831). The Coffee Shop on the Main Level also offers a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and coffee cocktails to warm you up. TASTINGS GALORE – Sample themed food andRead More…

MAM After Dark: Fireball

FRIDAY, January 16, 2015, 5 PM–11 PM Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK Your Friday night dance party heats up this winter in the sexiest building in Milwaukee. Steamy surprises await… HAPPY HOUR Stop after work for drink deals and dig into the complimentary nacho bar provided by Café Calatrava. 5-7 p.m. (while supplies last). DINE IN STYLE Before (or after) hitting the floor, have up-scale apps or dinner in the chic Café Calatrava. Stop in or reserve your seat. 5:30-10 p.m. (Call 414-224-3831). Enjoy espresso and coffee cocktails or grab a sandwich or salad at the museum’s CoffeeRead More…

MAM After Dark: Marketplace

FRIDAY, November 21, 2014, 5 PM–11 PM Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK HAPPY HOUR Stop after work for drink deals and complimentary bites from Café Calatrava. 5–7 p.m. (while supplies last). DINNER Dine just steps from the party, in Café Calatrava. Stop in or reserve your seat. 5:30–10 p.m. (Call 414-224-3831). IN PERSON ETSY Shop local. Get a jump on your holiday shopping, with handmade and artful gifts from Milwaukee vendors. DANCERS AND DERBY Feast your eyes on live performance art from UWM students from 7–9 p.m., and meet the infamous Brew City Bruisers roller girls. SHAKE ITRead More…

MAM After Dark: Viva Italia

FRIDAY, October 17, 2014, 5 PM–11 PM Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: VIVA ITALIA OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: 500 YEARS OF ITALIAN PAINTING FROM GLASGOW MUSEUMS See the best of Italy—no passport required! Experience sumptuous paintings by Bellini, Botticelli, Titian, and more that celebrate five centuries of Italy’s rich artistic legacy. HAPPY HOUR Salute! Toast to friends over drink deals and complimentary appetizers courtesy of Glorioso’s Italian Market, 5–7 p.m. Later, test your ability to discern the ingredients in specially crafted cocktails from The Hamilton. ORO DI OLIVA Escape to the olive groves of Italy and tantalize your tastebudsRead More…

MAM After Dark: Postcard Summer

FRIDAY, August 15, 2014, 6 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: POSTCARD SUMMER BE A TOURIST IN YOUR HOMETOWN! POSTCARDS FROM AMERICA: MILWAUKEE See photos featuring Milwaukee as you’ve never seen it before, taken by eleven international members of the prestigious photography collective Magnum. Join the docent-led Gallery Talk at 7 p.m. POSTCARDS FROM MILWAUKEE: STUDENT EDITION Explore the photographic work of the MIAD and UWM students who worked with the Magnum artists, in this accompanying exhibition. BE YOUR OWN ARTIST In advance of the event, take your camera along on your summer travels (by bike is best!)Read More…

MAM After Dark: Blue Rider

FRIDAY, June 13, 2014, 6 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: BLUE RIDER KANDINSKY: A RETROSPECTIVE See how music, color, and movement shaped one of the most infl uential artists of the twentieth century, in this collection of paintings from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. Explore the evolution of Wassily Kandinsky’s style through Munich—where he co-founded the Blue Rider artist group—Moscow, and Paris. Join Chief Curator Brady Roberts on a Gallery Talk at 8 p.m. HEAR THE COLOR Hang out with local bands Boy Blue and Ggoolldd as their prismatic sounds and vibrant synth-pop beats paint your surroundings. FEELRead More…

MAM After Dark: Back to the Prom

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014, 6 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: BACK TO THE PROM UNCOMMON FOLK: TRADITIONS IN AMERICAN ART Don’t let the decoration committee take credit! The 600 handcrafted toys, quilts, fish decoys, and more in this kaleidoscopic showcase provide a whimsical, wonder-filled experience like no other. DRESS FOR THE PROM Dig out your taffeta dresses and matching sea-foam cummerbunds and travel back to the prom. ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA DANCE Party with Poseidon in his underwater kingdom just as George and Lorraine McFly did on the night they fell in love (no DeLorean time machineRead More…

MAM After Dark: WTF?!

FRIDAY, March 21, 2014, 6 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: WTF?! WHAT THE FOLK?! What does a kaleidoscopic showcase of 600 objects look like? Find out in the Museum’s Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art exhibition, and hear what it took to make it happen from exhibition designer David Russick in the Gallery Talk at 8 p.m. Bring your cameras (without flash) and post your pics to #uncommonfolk. SPIN BREAK Rock to the tunes delivered by four of Milwaukee’s hottest self-taught DJs: E-Rich, Romke de Haan, Chris Schulist, and Dori Zori. DANCEWORKS Feel the vibe and watchRead More…

MAM After Dark: MKE: Cocktails & Crafts

FRIDAY, February 21, 2014, 6 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: MKE: COCKTAILS AND CRAFTS UNCOMMON FOLK Step into a kaleidoscopic display of fish decoys, quilts, walking sticks, carvings, and more. Explore this captivating visual feast during a gallery talk with curator Margaret Andera at 8 p.m. MKE MUSIC Hang with Milwaukee’s own Calamity Janes and the Fratney Street Band. FASHION FORWARD See industry-inspired creations by the STRUT Fashion Show design teams. Their combinations of clothing and interior design redefine “made in Wisconsin.” TRUNK SHOW Shop local and support Milwaukee-area artists and designers. CRAFTS, COCKTAILS, AND SNACKS Artist orRead More…