Programs

Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery

Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery: Rubbish!

Explore the ways that artists use everyday materials to make beautiful works of art! Families can engage with Deborah Butterfield’s horse made out of sticks and mud; Clarence and Grace Woolsey’s bottle-cap wonder; Chakaia Booker’s sculpture made from used car and truck tires, and more! Then, create your own work of art as you design a quilt, rearrange a table with wood scraps, and compose a treasure box. You can even create your own unique treasure from trash at the Rubbish Bar!

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, 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.

Upcoming Events

March 13, 2016: Back to Nature

Discover the beauty of the American landscape through the eyes of painters represented in Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School. “Hike” through the exhibition, tell stories around a “campfire”, paint a landscape from the windows of the Museum, make a nature study from a live plant, and more!

May 15, 2016: Close to Home

Investigate art that is meant to be used. Design your own chair, sculpt a vessel out of clay, and more!

July 24, 2016: Lights, Camera, ART!

Explore how paintings and movies can connect! Sketch a story, sculpt characters, and add your mark to a giant painted backdrop. Watch local actors perform, and then be a part of the scene!

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 Friday 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

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.

Check out Kohl’s Color Wheels on The Arts Page!

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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 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 artgeneration@mam.org to check date availability.

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Kohl’s Art Generation Lab

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.

Visit the lab every Saturday in February for special performances in celebration of Haitian art! Performances at noon and 2 p.m.

February 6: Be a part of a story with community-based artist Carmen Quinlivan
February 13: Listen to traditional and contemporary music that celebrates African roots and the spirit of Haiti with Jahmes Finlayson & Dumah Saafir
February 20: Enjoy music and dance rooted in African and Caribbean culture with Ko-thi Dance Company
February 27: Explore Rara festival music with musician Emily Lanxner, performance artist Kantara Souffrant, and faculty and students from Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Afterwards, drop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to make Haitian-inspired artwork!

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

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