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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, 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: Design Comes to Life
Sunday, March 11, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bring whimsy to your designs, inspired by the imaginative creations in the Jaime Hayon: Technicolor exhibition and the work of local designers. Invent your own patterns, create a weaving, and turn a simple vase into a sculpture with personality!

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: By Land or By Sea
Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Come lakeside for a day of family fun. Explore landscapes, from the moody to the majestic, in Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, and then mix your own paints to capture the beauty of Lake Michigan—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 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 Color Wheels

Kohl’s Color Wheels is fully booked through August 2018.

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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 35-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?

Color Wheels is currently at capacity through August 2018. Contact artgeneration@mam.org for more information.

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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.

Visit the lab every Saturday in February for special performances at 1 p.m., followed by a tour of Haitian art.

FEB 3: Jam Ak Jam
FEB 10: Jahmes Finlayson and Friends
FEB 17: Crossing Borders Music
FEB 24: Ko-Thi Dance Company

The Kohl’s Art Generation Lab is open during regular Museum Hours.

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Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio

NEW HOURS!
TUESDAY–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!

December: Technicolor Holiday

This winter, immerse yourself in the bold colors and exciting textures of Jaime Hayon’s Technicolor World. Create a collection of handmade gifts that combine art and design. Try weaving on a loom with traditional and wacky materials. Play with wild combinations of animals and patterns while designing a playground. Then splash gold illustrations on sculptures of your own.

During winter break, sculpt imaginative creatures out of clay that can also be hung to display. Leading up to New Year’s Eve, you can also create whimsical masks using a wild assortment of colorful materials.

January: A Community of Potters

In January, make bowls to share with people in our community, as the Museum partners with Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. Learn step-by-step how to sculpt with stoneware; then, for inspiration, look to Jaime Hayon’s work in the feature exhibition Technicolor World, as well as work by artists in the Museum’s Collection.

February: Sights and Sounds of Haiti

Celebrate the art and culture of Haiti. Use all your senses to explore the paintings and sculptures in the Museum’s Haitian art collection; you’ll learn about konbit and how farmers work together, and make a musical instrument you can play. Look closely at the work of Rigaud Benoit before creating a painting of a tradition or celebration that is important to you.
Check out the Kohl’s Art Generation Lab every Saturday in February for special performances at 1 p.m.!

March: Out to Sea

This spring break, go sightseeing on the coast with painter Winslow Homer, escaping into the scenes in the feature exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England. Try a variety of materials while capturing deep seas and whipping winds in paint. Sketch landscapes and develop a story with dramatic figures. Play word games and complete your artworks with expressive titles.

April: American Vista

Get out your maps; we’re hitting the road. Join us in the studio for an artful adventure inspired by the feature exhibition The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip. Create dreamy scenes of spectacular places around the country using drawing, painting, and photo collage. Paint a selfie in a place you would love to visit, and send a handmade postcard about a location on your bucket list. Collage images of people and places to make an imaginary memory.

May: Cubism to Contemporary

In the month of May, explore what makes art from the last one hundred years astonishing. Take the lead from artists who taught us to push the rules of art. Tell a story with a modern subject, and experiment with making art about art itself. Find inspiration in abstraction, and express your love for Mom with an artful gift.

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

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