MAM After Dark: CHINA

THE EMPEROR’S PRIVATE PARADISE: TREASURES FROM THE FORBIDDEN CITY 5–11 PM
Be among the first to experience these never-before-seen objects of ceremony and leisure from the Qianlong Garden, hidden deep within the Forbidden City in Beijing. Director of Exhibitions Laurie
Winters will lead two tours, at 7 and 9 p.m., into this realm of majesty and mystery.

WARRIORS, BEASTS, AND SPIRITS 5–11 PM
See over 100 Han dynasty vessels and sculptures, as well as exquisite carvings in jade, lacquer, wood, and bronze, and large-scale architectural components from the Ming period.

MODERN CHINESE INK PAINTINGS FROM CHU-TSING LI 5–11 PM
Explore extraordinary ink paintings by artists from throughout Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and abroad who bring a distinctly contemporary perspective to classical techniques and materials.

MAM After Dark: Tax MAM

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: Tax MAM

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 5–11 PM
There are no “IRS extensions” on this one; this is your last chance for an After Dark viewing of the drawings, models, furniture, videos, and more of Wisconsin’s native son and “America’s greatest architect.”

THE NEW MATERIALITY 5–11 PM
Gain a “capital appreciation” for this art-bending exhibition with some of the artists behind the objects. Tours with curator Fo Wilson and artists Donald Fortescue and Lawrence LaBianca, Christy Matson, and Tim Tate begin at 7 p.m. and continue throughout the evening.

COME TOGETHER RIGHT NOW 5–11 PM
See the students of UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design come together to create their own unique reactions to The New Materiality in this one-night-only exhibition.






MAM After Dark: ReMIX

FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: ReMIX

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 5–11 PM
Experience how “America’s greatest architect” mixed things up. From small homes to enlightened workspaces, from over water to towering skyward, the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright reveal a man who dared to shake up the status quo. Take in more than 150 objects on a walk-through with Chief Curator Brady Roberts at 7 p.m.

THE NEW MATERIALITY 5–11 PM
Rethink your conception of craft. See how sixteen American artists mix traditional craft materials with new technology to create works that are: Art? Contemporary craft? See for yourself; then you decide.

RUBE GOLDBERG 5–7 PM
How many ways can you water a plant? See how the students from Pius High School did it in twenty complicated steps, courtesy of this year’s Rube Goldberg competition. Why? Because it’s fun!






MAM After Dark: Mr. Wright

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 5–11 PM
Get up close and personal with “America’s greatest architect” – or at least his work. Explore the more than 150 objects, including never-before-exhibited drawings and redsicovered video footage. Hear more about the man and his vision on a walk-through with Chief Curator Brady Roberts at 7 p.m.

LEGO LAND 5–10 PM
Tap into your inner child with Legos, courtesy of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Come play in our lego pit and let your imagination run wild. AIA representatives will also be on-hand to help you build a Wright-inspired creation.

MR. ED FRANKS 6–8 PM
Get swept of your feet with the Sinatra-style tunes of Ed Franks, crooner-extraordinaire.

RADIO MILWAUKEE DJs 5–11:30 PM
Jam out with Tarik (a.k.a. The Architect) of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.






MAM After Dark: MAD Hot

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: MAD HOT

FRAMING A DECADE 5–11 PM
Celebrate the prints and drawings–by Rembrandt, Picasso, and artists working today–new to the Museum since the Calatrava-designed addition opened. Join Curator Mary Weaver Chapin at 8 p.m. in the exhibition for a special tour.

ALL ABOUT PRINTS 6:15 PM
Explore the centuries-old art of printmaking from legendary printmakers Will Barnet, Jane Hammond, Kiki Smith, and more in this visually engaging documentary.

LIVE MUSIC BY CACHE 8:30–11 PM
One of Milwaukee’s hottest Latin bands spices things up.

SALSA LESSONS AND DEMONSTRATION 8-9 PM
Salsabrosa Dance Company heats up the dance floor!






MAM After Dark: Euro Bash

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents
MAM AFTER DARK: EURO BASH

EUROPEAN DESIGN SINCE 1985 5–11 PM
Explore the exhibition the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described as “yummy.” Then join curator Mel Buchanan at 8 p.m. in the exhibition and discover why these are not just objects.

LIVE MUSIC 8–11 PM
Travel back to the ’80s with the new British Wave classics of Milwaukee’s RADIO RADIO.

PRIZE RAFFLE 6–10 PM
Enter to win prizes from area businesses like The Milwaukee Theatre, The Rep, Renaissance Theater Works, Soulstice Theatre, The Onion, and more!

DANCE MUSIC 5–11 PM
Cut a rug—that is, the marble floor of Windhover Hall—to the beats let loose by the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee DJ.






MAM After Dark: Under the Table

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2010, 5 PM–MIDNIGHT
Northwestern Mutual Foundation presents

EUROPEAN DESIGN SINCE 1985 5–11 PM
Explore everyday items that, through thoughtful design, have the power to inspire, please, and confound! Join curator Mel Buchanan at 8 p.m. in the exhibition and discover why these are not just objects.

ART OF THE TABLE 5–11 PM
Tour the Collection Galleries to see the non-traditional, artwork-inspired tabletop installations of over 20 local designers.

UNDER THE TABLE 5–MIDNIGHT
Discover Robert Therrien’s larger-than-life-size dining set, installed in Windhover Hall.

UWM DANCE AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Experience innovative performance works from UWM’s Dance and Digital Media departments.






MAM After Dark: RunUp to the Runway

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 5 PM-MIDNIGHT
Be seen where cutting-edge fashions from the best local designers take center stage. RunUp to the Runway returns to the Museum with its full-production runway show.

Discover up-and-coming Mount Mary College senior fashion students, whose innovative designs warm up the catwalk beginning at 9 p.m. Local couture creations by Shannon Lee Molter, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus Designs, together with the fashions of high-end boutique Lorena Sarbu, take the stage at 10:30 p.m. What will you be wearing this fall?

Enjoy music by “I’m Not A Pilot,” experience European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century, and enjoy a cocktail with 1,000 of your closest friends. Programming continues into the night, with hors d’oeuvres from Café Calatrava, music from DJ SLYM of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, and more. Beauty bars will be provided by Groom, Neroli and Well Spa.






MAM After Dark: Back to Skool

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT

BREAKDANCING BATTLE 8–11 PM
16 performers from around the Midwest compete in a tournament-style showdown.

LAST LAUGH 5–11 PM
See how local artists (Reginald Baylor, Dwellephant, Prince Parise, and more) pay homage to Warrington Colescott in Luckystar Gallery’s one-night-only exhibition.

WARRINGTON COLESCOTT: CABARET, COMEDY & SATIRE 5–11 PM
Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy the satiric wit of this Wisconsin-based printmaker in Cabaret, Comedy & Satire.






MAM After Dark: Moulin MAM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT
EVENING SPONSOR: M&I WEALTH MANAGEMENT

BURLESQUE 8 PM
Don’t miss Milwaukee’s Brew City Bombshells as they heat up the stage with a variety of specialties and enticements.

DRAG COMPETITION 9 PM
Hosted by Ted Perry of FOX 6!
Vote for your favorite local drag queen in this competition for bragging rights and fabulous prizes. Elimination rounds include talent, congeniality, and more.

BEER AND CHEESE TASTING 6–8 PM
Sample handcrafted brews and fine cheeses from across Wisconsin. (Free with admission, while supplies last.)






MAM After Dark: Comfort

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT

EVENING SPONSOR: US BANK
Special thanks to Steinhafels (Furniture Sponsor)

AMERICAN QUILTS OPENING 5–11 PM
These are not your grandmother’s quilts. Get wrapped up in the rich stories of early American life (1760–1850), hand-stitched into exquisite textiles from the unparalleled Winterthur Collection. Be among the first to see these singular works of art!

COMFORT 6–10 PM
Join Neroli for the ultimate Salon and Spa experience. Enjoy complimentary hair, makeup, and massage services, then lounge on cozy mattresses provided by Steinhafels.






MAM After Dark: Gallery Night

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT

LIVE MUSIC 7 AND 9:30 PM
Check out the latin jazz, meringue, and salsa stylings of Milwaukee-based Cache at 7 p.m.; the Evan Christian Ensemble takes the stage at 9:30 p.m. DJs from 88Nine Radio Milwaukee kick out the jams before, between, and after the performances.

THEASTER GATES OPENING 5–11 PM
Step into this multimedia exhibition (pottery, a glass lantern slide tunnel, ceramic speakers) that explores craft labor and race in America today. Be engaged by a panel discussion at 6:15 p.m., gallery talks with the curators at 7:30 and 10 p.m., and a one-night-only collaboration between several Milwaukee-based choirs and the Chicago-based Black Monks of Mississippi at 8:30 p.m.