Monday–Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM
Thursdays, 10 AM–7 PM
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.
May: The Printed Word
This month, stop by the studio to explore a variety of printmaking techniques.
June: Abstract Expressions
Draw inspiration from the art and ideas of the abstract expressionist painters represented in the Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels exhibition. Explore the power of lines, shapes, and colors. Make a painting with energetic marks using traditional tools such as paintbrushes, as well as unexpected art supplies such as sticks or found objects!
Special hours during Lakefront Festival of Art (June 19–21): Fri–Sat, 10 am–7 pm; Sun, 10 am–5 pm
July: Beyond Real
Learn about the dreamlike art of the Surrealists, informed by the artworks in the Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels exhibition. Examine the symbolic self-portraits of Frida Kahlo—and paint a portrait of your own. Sculpt an invented creature inspired by the morphing forms found in Joan Miro’s work, and make a collaged “melting” scene in the style of Salvador Dali.
August: Modern Art
Find new ways to create—motivated by the feature exhibition Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels. Push art materials to the extremes and see the world in new ways! Use thick brushstrokes like Vincent van Gogh, discover cubism and collage with help from the work of Pablo Picasso, and express the power of color like Mark Rothko.
Check out all of the Museum’s Weekend Family Programs.
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 of Greater Milwaukee with their membership card or invite sheet.
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays:
Make It Modern
Sunday, July 19, 10 AM–4 PM
Make your mark. Explore what you can create with lines, shapes, and colors; paint with unusual tools; even build an abstract sculpture—inspired by the artworks in the Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels exhibition. Enjoy dance performances by the Milwaukee Ballet and Tessa’s Black Entertainment & Youth Center, and more!
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
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.
Special Guest Author Event
Saturday, August 1, 10:30 AM–1:30 PM
Meet Susan Verde, author of the children’s book The Museum, during an interactive presentation. Then, join Susan in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio for an art activity until 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM
Thursdays, 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.
Imagine a vehicle that brings creativity and ingenuity into your community—a mobile art experience 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.
Watch for Kohl’s Color Wheels at these festivals this summer, and take part in a variety of fun-filled art projects, inspired by the Museum’s feature exhibition Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels.
June 12–14 | Polish Fest
June 19–21 | Lakefront Festival of Art
June 24–July 5 | Summerfest (closed June 29)
July 10–12 | Bastille Days
July 17–19 | Festa Italiana
July 24–26 | German Fest
Aug 6–16 | Wisconsin State Fair
Aug 20–23 | Zoo à la Carte
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 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.