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…

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.