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Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery

Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art

Explore the innovative use of paper by contemporary artists who use this humble material in simple ways—folding, weaving, cutting, and stacking—to make extraordinary works of art. Then, families can discover the possibilities of paper by creating a mysterious scene, a folded sculpture, and a colorful weaving!

Artists in this exhibition include Richard Sweeney, Wu Jian’an, Michelle Grabner, Tara Donovan, Andrea Dezsö, and an installation by Fred Liang in the Museum’s East End.

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

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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: The Great Art Adventure
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017, 10 AM–4 PM
Grab a Museum passport and travel through time and around the world in Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy and the Collection Galleries—completing challenges along the way! Solve an artful puzzle, “act out” a painting, talk with artists working in the galleries, 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

SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS, 10 AM–4 PM
FIRST THURSDAY 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.

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Kohl’s Color Wheels

Stop by Milwaukee-area festivals this summer, and make art inspired by the Museum’s Collection and exhibitions.

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June 3: Bike Walk Eat
June 4: UPAF Ride for the Arts
June 11: Ciclovia MKE
June 16–18: Lakefront Festival of Art
June 19: Juneteenth Day
June 24–25: Strawberry Festival
June 28–July 9: Summerfest (closed July 3)
July 12: Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club
July 14–16: Bastille Days
July 21–23: Festa Italiana
July 25: Merrill Park Playground
July 26: Lindsay Park Playground
July 28: Ohio Playground
July 29: Brady Street Festival
August 3–13: Wisconsin State Fair
August 17–20: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel a la Carte at the Zoo
August 25–27: 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 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?

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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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.

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