Tuesday–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!
February: Wearable Art
Fashion your own fabric masterpieces, after seeing the one-of-a-kind creations in the new feature exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. Explore how clothing can be a work of art, and learn to fold, fringe, ruffle, and pleat artistic accessories.
March: All About Design
Save the date for an open studio special guest! Meet children’s book author Lois Ehlert in the studio on March 28–29, 1–4 PM.
April: Fabric FUNdamentals
May: The Printed Word
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 members and their families with membership card or invite sheet.
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Fashion Forward
Sunday, March 15, 10 AM–4 PM
Celebrate the art of fashion. Discover textile design through hands-on art activities, make wearable art, and even show off your creation on a runway! The ensembles by haute couture designers in the Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair exhibition will provide you with plenty of ideas. Even explore the role of costumes in performance, during a special presentation by Danceworks.
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Play on Words
Sunday, May 17, 10 AM–4 PM
What do you have to say? Make books, experiment with poetry, and compose an artwork made of letters, as you explore how words can become art.
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.
Tuesday–Sunday, 10 AM–4 PM
Thursday, 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 that’s like an extension of the Milwaukee Art Museum, 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.
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.