MAM After Dark: ¡Baile!

FRIDAY, January 17, 2014, 6 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: ¡Baile! THANK YOU NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FOUNDATION! Join the celebration! Come mark Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s 5th anniversary of bringing MAM After Dark to the community. GIFTED SOULS MILWAUKEE You may remember them as Cultura En Clave, but this Latin dance group continues to heat things up on the pista de baile (dance floor), and will get you moving like never before. RICA OBSESION Siente el ritmo (feel the rhythm) with Rica Obsesion, a sizzling six-piece salsa, merengue, cha-cha, boleros, bachata, and Latin jazz band. DJ SLYM Break in yourRead More…

MAM After Dark: Tailgate

FRIDAY, November 15, 2013, 6 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: TAILGATE TAILGATE GAMES Let the games begin! Compete for the “home team advantage” in beanbag toss, Wii and Nerf Sports, while wearing your favorite game day gear. STEVENS POINT BREWERY What’s a tailgate party without beer and snacks? Sample different brews from Stevens Point Brewery (while supplies last); then refuel with food and Happy Hour specials from Café Calatrava. CURRENTS 36: DIRK SKREBER It wouldn’t be a tailgate party without a car! See the new lakeside car sculpture by contemporary artist Dirk Skreber and join in anRead More…

MAM After Dark: Once Upon a Time

THOMAS SULLY: PAINTED PERFORMANCE See characters from Shakespeare, your favorite fairy tales, and more beautifully brought to life in performances staged in paint. Delve into the theatricality of one of America’s greatest portraitists during an animated talk with curator William Rudolph at 8 p.m. THE SCARRING PARTY Wish upon a star with Milwaukee’s own the Scarring Party, who are known for their eclectic instruments (think typewriter) and tin-can microphone to produce an early radio jazz–like sound. FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO Dance the night away, and learn the steps to sweep any princess off her feet, with lessons beginning at 7Read More…

MAM After Dark: American Summer

FRIDAY, August 16, 2013, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: AMERICAN SUMMER Ink Me Love Mom? See Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dieztel, the Museum’s first-ever tattoo exhibition, on view in the Contemporary Galleries. Join exhibition designer and curator David Russick at 8 p.m. for a gallery talk on this Milwaukee legend. Rockabilly Music Hang as rockabilly party DJ Billy Boy Brad spins out the tunes. Then take a wild ride with the all-female rockabilly band Crazy Rocket Fuel. Their energetic, up-tempo, original tunes are as catchy as vintage favorites. Beer Tasting and Snacks It’s not aRead More…

MAM After Dark: Block Party

FRIDAY, June 14, 2013, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: BLOCK PARTY 30 AMERICANS Start the conversation around this dynamic exploration of contemporary American art, featuring photographs, paintings, sculpture, videos, and more by thirty-one African American artists. Join curator William Keyse Rudolph for a Gallery Talk at 8 p.m. WISCONSIN 30  Explore the work of thirty of Wisconsin’s contemporary African American artists in this complementary exhibition. DJ JANK AND DJ BIZZON Celebrate into the night with DJ Jank and DJ Bizzon, as they throw down the perfect mix of local, national, underground, and independent hip-hop! HIPHOP CONGRESSRead More…

MAM After Dark: Black and White

FRIDAY, April 19, 2013, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: BLACK AND WHITE DUELING PIANOS Hear this energetic duo battle it out on the black and whites. Make your requests, sing along, and rock out to the interactive show with Ted Oliver Productions. COLOR RUSH:  75 YEARS OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN AMERICA Consider what Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram would look like if not for color photography pioneers. Explore over 200 color images that helped make color photography a cultural phenomenon. Join the Gallery Talk at 8 p.m. DJ ROMKE Kick o the night with one ofRead More…

MAM After Dark: Mad Men

FRIDAY, March 22, 2013, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: MAD MEN COLOR RUSH: 75 YEARS OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN AMERICA Explore the images, the artists, and the developments that led to the color photography phenomenon. Join Museum curator Lisa Sutcliffe for a Gallery Talk at 8 p.m. MAJESTIC MUDD Rock out to hits from the Mad Men era, with Milwaukee’s own Majestic Mudd performing plugged in and acoustic sets starting at 9 p.m. DJ CHRIS SCHULIST Groove to ’60s tunes, delivered courtesy of DJ Chris Schulist, direct from Milwaukee’s Dope Folks Records. BITTERCUBE The cocktail lunchesRead More…

MAM After Dark: Carnival

FRIDAY, February 15, 2013, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: CARNIVAL DEAD MAN’S CARNIVAL Celebrate carnival with this modern day variety show. Dead Man’s Carnival is dedicated to the traditions of vaudeville and features stilt walkers, jugglers, magicians, and more! Look for them roaming the event starting at 7:30, with a stage performance at 10:15. DJ MARCUS DOUCETTE No calliope here! 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s Marcus Doucette juggles tunes from around the world. CARICATURES Lizard boy? Tattooed girl? Let your sideshow character out. Local artist Anne Harvey will capture your imagination and your image at the Caricature Station.Read More…

MAM After Dark: Salsa

FRIDAY, January 18, 2013, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: SALSA CULTURA EN CLAVE Step out on the dance floor with all the right moves. Lessons with Milwaukee’s Cultura en Clave Dance Company start at 7 p.m. NABORI Samba, cha-cha, and tango with the ten-piece Nabori, named one of the Midwest’s best salsa bands, beginning at 8:30 p.m. DJ SLYM Milwaukee’s own DJ SLYM sets the mood with some spicy tunes. ANTIGUA Sample treats and snacks courtesy of Antigua Mexican and Latin Restaurant, 6–9 p.m. Plus, Happy Hour specials from 5–7 p.m. HOT SAUCE CONTEST Think youRead More…

MAM After Dark: Pajama Jam

FRIDAY, December 7, 2012, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: PAJAMA JAM REMBRANDT, VAN DYCK, GAINSBOROUGH: THE TREASURES OF KENWOOD HOUSE, LONDON See these masterpieces before they are tucked into their crates and shipped to their next venue. Put on your footie pajamas and don’t miss this last After Dark viewing opportunity. KARAOKE What’s a Pajama Party without karaoke? Grab the mic and your bunny slippers, and sing your favorite tunes with DJ Dann Smith. DANCE PARTY Learn some rockin’ dance moves with “Darrin’s Dance Grooves”— slumber-party style. DIY STUDIO Make personalized holiday gifts, or find that special something in the Museum Store,Read More…

MAM After Dark: Girls Night Out

FRIDAY, November 16, 2012, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: GIRLS NIGHT OUT DJ DORI ZORI Girls just wanna have fun, and that’s what Milwaukee’s own DJ Dori Zori delivers. FIVE CARD STUDS “The hardest working lounge band in the Midwest” is performing for the ladies, starting at 9 p.m. GRETE MARKS: WHEN MODERN WAS DEGENERATE Grete Marks a thoroughly modern woman and avant-garde entrepreneur broke all the rules. Tour the exhibition with curator Mel Buchanan at 8 p.m. REMBRANDT, VAN DYCK, GAINSBOROUGH: THE TREASURES OF KENWOOD HOUSE, LONDON Even these painters couldn’t get enough of the ladies! See masterpieces by Europe’s finestRead More…

MAM After Dark: British Invasion

FRIDAY, October 19, 2012, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: BRITISH INVASION REMBRANDT, VAN DYCK, GAINSBOROUGH: THE TREASURES OF KENWOOD HOUSE, LONDON See Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Artist and other masterpieces that fancied the heir to the Guinness brewery. You’ll get your knickers in a twist if you miss these paintings never before seen on this side of the pond! Tour the exhibition with curator William Rudolph at 8 p.m. THE RICOCHETTES These swell chaps lived through the British Invasion and deliver a fab lineup of tunes by the Kinks, Beatles, and more. DJ LEMONIE FRESH Dance toRead More…