Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery: Rubbish!
Explore the ways that artists use everyday materials to make beautiful works of art! Families can engage with Deborah Butterfield’s horse made out of sticks and mud; Clarence and Grace Woolsey’s bottle-cap wonder; Chakaia Booker’s sculpture made from used car and truck tires, and more! Then, create your own work of art as you design a quilt, rearrange a table with wood scraps, and compose a treasure box. You can even create your own unique treasure from trash at the Rubbish Bar!
The Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery is open during regular Museum Hours.
Experience art with your family at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays, the Museum’s lively event that happens five times a year! Enjoy hands-on art activities, interactive performances, family tours, visiting artists, and more! These events are free with Museum admission and for kids twelve and under. Free for Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee with their membership card or invite sheet.
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Día de los Muertos
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Celebrate loved ones and this cultural tradition as you take part in art activities that use the symbols and colors of Day of the Dead! Paint your face like a sugar skull, enjoy mariachi music and Mexican folkloric dance presented by local performers, and make an artful addition to a community ofrenda.
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Tropical Holiday
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Surround yourself in the colors and patterns, flora and fauna, of nature. Inspired by the paintings in Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade, paint from live flowers and sculpt a hummingbird, while learning the names of plants and birds. Enjoy sounds of the season as you make creations that are perfect to keep—or to give as a holiday gift.
For more information about Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays events, contact the Director of Youth and Family Programs at 414-224-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each weekend, Story Time in the Galleries and the Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio provide new opportunities to explore art from the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions. Families can drop in for five minutes or stay all day!
Story Time in the Galleries
Saturdays, 10:30 AM
Meet at Admissions in Windhover Hall.
Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the galleries, and then make a drawing inspired by what you have seen and heard.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM–4 PM
First Friday of the month, 10 AM–7 PM
Stop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to create art inspired by the Museum’s Collection! Each month features a different theme, and the projects are always changing! See the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio for more details.
Watch for the Kohl’s Color Wheels van at area festivals this summer, and take part in a variety of fun-filled art projects inspired by the Museum’s Collection and feature exhibition.
Aug 4–14: Wisconsin State Fair
Aug 18–21: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel à la Carte at the Zoo
Aug 26: Mexican Fiesta
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kohl’s Color Wheels?
Kohl’s Color Wheels is the Milwaukee Art Museum’s off-site studio program that offers art activities, free of charge, at events throughout the community year round.
What kinds of events does Kohl’s Color Wheels attend?
Kohl’s Color Wheels will attend events within a 50-mile radius of the Milwaukee Art Museum that serve families with children 12 and under. Kohl’s Color Wheels must be one component of a larger event with a minimum attendance of 100 people.
What kinds of projects does Kohl’s Color Wheels offer?
Kohl’s Color Wheels offers a wide variety of drop-in art projects inspired by the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions.
What are the set-up requirements for Kohl’s Color Wheels?
For outdoor events, Kohl’s Color Wheels requires 500 square feet for three 10 x 10 foot tents and the full-size van. The set-up is flexible to maximize traffic flow and access to the art making.
For indoor events, we request six to eight tables.
How do I schedule an event with Kohl’s Color Wheels?
Booking is first come, first served. Contact Michelle Bastyr, Kohl’s Art Generation community relations coordinator, at email@example.com to check date availability.
Kohl’s Art Generation Lab:Haitian Art
Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Haiti—past and present—in this new exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection of Haitian art. Learn about the importance of community, family, religion, and more through music, photography, and a variety of activities.
The Kohl’s Art Generation Lab is open during regular Museum Hours.