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Kohl’s Color Wheels

Watch for the Kohl’s Color Wheels van at area festivals this summer, and take part in a variety of fun-filled art projects inspired by the Museum’s Collection and feature exhibition.


Aug 4–14: Wisconsin State Fair
Aug 18–21: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel à la Carte at the Zoo
Aug 26: 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 50-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.

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.

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

Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio

Saturdays and Sundays, 10 AM–4 PM
First Friday of the month, 10 AM–7 PM

Stop in the studio to create art inspired by the artwork in the Museum. A different collection or exhibition is featured each month, and the activities are always changing!

August: From Furniture to Flatware

Take a trip together through the Museum’s 20th-Century Design collection. See what designs made Tiffany & Company and others legendary. Make remarkable cabinetry, and use your own stamped textiles to practice upholstery. Notice the details that make tableware art. Then combine cutting-edge and classic elements in your own vehicle construction.

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

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