Programs at the Museum

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, 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.

Upcoming Events

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Thinking Outside the Box
Sunday, July 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Explore contemporary art and its range of materials and techniques. Add to a group drawing, create a mixed-media sculpture, and experiment with movement and sound, inspired by the work in the exhibition William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance.

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

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.

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Open Studio

NEW HOURS!
TUESDAY–SUNDAY, 10 AM–4 PM
THURSDAYS, 10 AM–7 PM

Stop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to create art inspired by the Museum’s Collection and exhibitions. 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 Art Generation Lab

Haitian Art

Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Haiti—past and present—in this 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.

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Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio

NEW HOURS!
MONDAY–SUNDAY, 10 AM–4 PM
THURSDAYS, 10 AM–7 PM

Stop by the studio to create art inspired by artwork in the Museum. A different collection or exhibition is featured each month, and the activities are always changing!

June: Photo Wilderness

Celebrate the outdoors, as captured by the photographs in the Photographing Nature’s Cathedrals exhibition. Learn what a photograph is and how it is made. Make a sun print, and help create a photographic mural with drawing, collage, and mixed media. Design your own natural wonders and capture the perfect shot. Imagine a scenic retreat to share for Father’s Day.

July: Practice in Portraits

This summer, celebrate the great people in your life while learning how to paint and sculpt portraits. Look to work in the Museum’s Collection by iconic portrait artists such as Sofonisba Anguissola, Robert Henri, Kehinde Wiley, and Chuck Close. Pose a family member, and then learn how to use grids and guidelines to help you capture their likeness. Discover the rules of proportion, foreshortening, and shading.

August: In Three Dimensions

All month long, make art in the round! Create sculptures from a variety of materials as you consider balance, space, and surface. Use additive and subtractive methods with clay, and then practice your cutting and construction skills in metal. Study the work of artists Martin Puryear and Kiki Smith in the Museum’s Collection for inspiration. We’ll learn about process through the work of Eva Hesse, and then design a maquette for an awe-inspiring installation.

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

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Family Touch Tour

Explore the Museum with a Family Touch Tour. Learn about artworks through games and videos, and take an art selfie! Check out a tablet while you’re at the Museum, or download the Kohl’s Art Generation app for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Kids who visited the Museum this month recommend you don’t miss this artwork!

sunny

Alex Katz (American, b. 1927)
Sunny #4, 1971
Oil on canvas
96 1/4 × 72 in. (244.48 × 182.88 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1975.143
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
© Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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