Programs

Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM
Thursday, 10 AM–7 PM

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The Studio is now open every day the Museum is open, so feel free to drop in for a few minutes or spend the day at the Milwaukee Art Museum!

Monthly Inspiration

Each month features a different theme and the projects are always changing! Here is a quick list to get you inspired about the months ahead!

January: Winter Warm-Up!

Try your hand at fabric design, and make colorful, artful patches that will be added to quilts for families of Penfield Children’s Center. Once the quilts are completed, Kohl’s Color Wheels will deliver them to Penfield and provide the children and their families with a hands-on art-making experience of their own!

Every Saturday and Sunday in January, kids 12 and under get one free 8 oz. cup of hot cocoa (and marshmallows!) from The Coffee Shop.

Check out this article from Metroparent Milwaukee!

February: Wearable Art

Celebrate the Museum’s feature exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair by exploring how clothing can be a work of art! Learn to fold, fringe, ruffle, and pleat artistic accessories to fashion your own fabric masterpiece. In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, dive into decorative details while making a wearable heart-shaped gift for someone you love.

Check out all of the Museum’s Weekend Family Programs.

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Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays

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 children twelve and under. Free for Boys and Girls Club members and their families with membership card or invite sheet.

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Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Fashion Forward

Sunday, March 15, 10 AM–4 PM

Celebrate the art of fashion. Discover textile design through hands-on art activities, make wearable art, and even show off your creation on a runway! The ensembles in Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair will provide you with plenty of ideas.

Save the Date!

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Play on Words
Sunday, May 17, 2015

What do you have to say? Make books, experiment with poetry, and compose an artwork made of letters, as you explore how words can become art.

For more information about Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays events, contact the Director of Youth and Family Programs at 414-224-3828 or youthandfamily@mam.org.

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Weekend Family Programs

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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

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.

Open Studio

Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM
Thursday, 10 AM–7 PM

The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio is now open every day the Museum is open throughout the Museum’s renovation, so swing by anytime to create art! Each month features a different theme, and the projects are always changing! See the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio for more details.

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Kohl’s Color Wheels

A Mobile Art Experience Like No Other!

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Imagine a vehicle that brings creativity and ingenuity into your community—a mobile art experience that’s like an extension of the Milwaukee Art Museum, where kids not only take part in fun projects, but also grow and learn through art! That’s the idea behind Kohl’s Color Wheels, a van that will make appearances at community festivals and educational events throughout the year.

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 one-hour 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 (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?

We are currently scheduling events through May 31, 2015. Booking is first come, first served.
Contact Michelle Bastyr, Kohl’s Art Generation community relations coordinator, at artgeneration@mam.org to check date availability.

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