MAM After Dark: Live!

FRIDAY, September 21, 2012, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: LIVE! LIVE MUSIC AND ART MAKING Experience the artwork in the Collection Galleries when it is accompanied by the live, acoustic sounds of The New Seven, Kyle Feerick (6 p.m.), Michael Gerlach (6:30 p.m.), and Guy Fiorentini (7 p.m.). Throughout the Museum, watch as artists create original works, and contribute to a special hands-on art project with artist Reginald Baylor at 7 p.m. ART MILWAUKEE Don’t miss the one-night-only installation of work by ART Milwaukee artists. DJ ROMKE Dance the night away with one of Milwaukee’s most innovative DJs/VJs, DJ Romke. GRETE MARKS:Read More…

MAM After Dark: Hometown Hoedown

FRIDAY, August 17, 2012, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents MAM AFTER DARK: HOMETOWN HOEDOWN LIVE FOLK MUSIC  Stand up and jam or sit back and listen to Milwaukee’s own swamp-folk songwriters Honest Monday. FOOD TRUCKS Park it on the front drive and enjoy culinary treats from our four-wheeled friends at Streetza Pizza, Fast Foodie, Hattie’s Truck, and Satellite Crepes. (Admission not required, extra charge.) BEER AND ICE CREAM TASTING Beer and Ice Cream? You betcha, we’re in Wisconsin! Sip on some suds courtesy of Big Bay Brewery and taste the best frozen goodness in town thanks to PurpleRead More…

MAM After Dark: Swing

THE DOUG BROWN–MICHELLE DUVALL SWING BAND
Put on your circle skirts and zoot suits and kick up your heels with Madison’s own The Doug Brown –
Michelle DuVall Swing Band, playing some of today’s most swinging jazz.

CREAM CITY SWING DANCE LESSONS
Is your jitterbug jive enough? Jazz it up with help from the teachers of Cream City Swing.






MAM After Dark: Get Lucky!

FROGWATER
Dance the night away with Milwaukee’s own Frogwater, performing Celtic to Delta blues, classical to pop—together with a healthy dose of unique, categorization-defying music to fill out the mix.

SPECIALTY IRISH BEER TASTING
Kick off the celebration with free samples of ale from the Emerald Isle, plus Happy Hour specials and snacks courtesy of Café Calatrava.

ACCIDENTAL GENIUS: ART FROM THE ANTHONY PETULLO COLLECTION
Brilliant in color, scope, and technique, the modern self-taught art in this exhibition highlights the impulse to create. These artists didn’t know the rules, so they didn’t follow them.






MAM After Dark: Mardi Gras

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: Mardi Gras

ACCIDENTAL GENIUS: ART FROM THE ANTHONY PETULLO COLLECTION
Experience the world of modern self-taught art through the eyes of Milwaukee entrepreneur and philanthropist Anthony Petullo. This collection of eclectic, bold, and exceptional art will inspire you to create your own. Join curator Margaret Andera for a tour of the exhibition at 8 p.m.

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER
No Mardi Gras party is complete without beads, dancing, stilt walkers, jugglers, psychics, and a parade, courtesy of ACA Music and Entertainment and UWM.






MAM After Dark: Hot! Hot! Hot!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: Hot! Hot! Hot!

CACHE 8:30–11 pm
Dance the night away with one of Milwaukee’s hottest
Latin music ensembles.

SALSA LESSONS 8–9 pm
Heat things up on the dance floor, with help from
Salsabrosa Dance Company.

TEQUILA TASTING 6–8 pm
Sample a selection of blue agave spirits of the finest
variety, courtesy of Bel Air Cantina.






MAM After Dark: Festivus

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: FESTIVUS

AIRING OF GRIEVANCES
It’s a long-hallowed holiday tradition: unload on those you love the most. Join emcee and Comedy Sportz star Beth Lewinski for a chance to tell your story. Make Frank Constanza proud and win a prize. Sign up to share your grievance.

FEATS OF STRENGTH
Come prepared to test your talent, strength, and sheer willpower. It’s not over until somebody gets pinned!






MAM After Dark: Impress Me

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: IMPRESS ME

IMPRESSIONISM: MASTERWORKS ON PAPER  5–11:30 PM
You thought you liked their paintings – check out what Degas, Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, and others did with pastels and watercolors! Join Director of Exhibitions Laurie Winters for a tour at 7 p.m.

TARYN SIMON: PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXTS  5–11:30 PM
From wrongly convicted felons to cryopreservation tanks and the Death Star, explore the ambitious works of this internationally-acclaimed artist who has “the tenacious sleuthing sensibility of an investigative reporter and a keen eye for the reasonably offbeat.” -Artforum






MAM After Dark: RunUp to the Runway

MAM AFTER DARK: RUNUP TO THE RUNWAY
Be seen where cutting-edge fashions in celebration of Milwaukee’s fashion and design scene take center stage. RunUp to the Runway returns to the Museum with its full-production runway show.

RUNWAY SHOW 9 PM
Discover work by up-and-coming Mount Mary College fashion students, whose innovative designs, in conjunction with an avant-garde hair art display, will warm up the crowd prior to the 9 p.m. runway show. During the show, Ra’Mon Lawrence of Project Runway will present his spring/summer 2012 collection – straight from New York Fashion Week. Also featured: creations from local designers Miranda Levy, Mink by Amanda Ergen, Delanie Couture, Linda Marcus Designs, Judi Rath and Terry Crumble, as well as vintage looks from Tina Poppy for Violetville Vintage. And don’t miss Erik of Norway Salon’s show-stopping runway hair and makeup looks.






MAM After Dark: Happy Anniversary!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

BUILDING A MASTERPIECE: SANTIAGO CALATRAVA AND THE MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM 5–11:30 PM
Celebrate ten years of this iconic architectural masterpiece! See watercolors, drawings, models, and photographs that trace the Quadracci Pavilion’s evolving design and custom-made construction.

PUB-STYLE TRIVIA 8 PM
Gather your friends and test your knowledge at the first-ever Milwaukee Art Museum pub-style trivia night with Milwaukee’s leading quizmaster, Cody Magee. Look for clues at facebook.com/milwaukeeart and on Twitter @milwaukeeart. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams!






MAM After Dark: Backyard BBQ

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: BACKYARD BBQ

BEER AND SNACK TASTING 6-8 PM
What’s a bar-b-que without beer and snacks? Kick off the night right with samples of handcrafted beer and snacks from across Wisconsin. (Free with admission, while supplies last).

BLUEGRASS MUSIC 8–10:30 PM
Send out summer in style with the delightfully vibrant music of Pike Creek, one of Milwaukee’s hottest bluegrass bands.

THE EMPEROR’S PRIVATE PARADISE: TREASURES FROM THE FORBIDDEN CITY 5–11 PM
It’s your last After Dark chance to see what the Summer of CHINA is all about. Experience these never-before-seen objects of ceremony and leisure from the Qianlong Garden, hidden deep within the Forbidden City in Beijing, then explore all 3,000 years of Chinese art throughout the Museum.