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.






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.