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.






MAM After Dark: Here and Now

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT

HERE AND NOW” 5–11 PM
See 25 collaborative works by first-year Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design students and established, Milwaukee-based artists.

GREEN FURNITURE DESIGN 5–10 PM
Catch this exhibition before it closes on March 14! Check out furniture by 15 artists who responsibly consider their materials and methods of manufacture.






MAM After Dark: Street Seen

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT

DANCEWORKS 7 AND 8:30 PM
Watch as artists from Danceworks Performance Company interpret the works in the Street Seen exhibition through movement (choreographed by Simone Ferro).

STREET SCENE 9:30 PM
Don’t miss the return of True Skool! Live bucket drummers collaborate with Radio Milwaukee DJs to provide the back-ground for a world-class breakdancing battle.






MAM After Dark: Greener

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT / GALLERY NIGHT

GREEN FURNITURE DESIGN 5–11 PM
Explore furniture designed around the concept of sustainability, which centers not only around a responsible use of materials and methods of manufacture but also on issues of object life span, energy usage, and recycling/disposal.

WEARABLE SCULPTURE FASHION SHOW 9 PM
Discover innovative designs served with a good dose of outrageousness at this sixth semi-annual multi- media event. Past outfits featured car parts, wire mesh, glass, plastic containers, and toothpicks.






MAM After Dark: A Very Velvet Holiday

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 5 PM-MIDNIGHT

IRON CUPCAKE COMPETITION 5–10 PM
Vote on—and sample!*—your favorite cupcakes, as local bakeries flex their culinary muscle and vie for the title of Iron Cupcake Milwaukee; then cast your vote for one of three iron cupcake trophies, crafted by local artists. *while supplies last.