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Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio


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!

November: Follow the Line

Explore the rise of Modernism. Inspired by the drawings in the exhibition Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France, sketch a figure using gestural mark making, illustrate the many sides of an object on a single page, and express emotion with a single line. Transform your drawing into a print using an etching press. And, experiment with rich chalk pastels, rough charcoal, and transparent washes of watercolor.

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.

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.

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


Kohl’s Art Generation Lab: Haitian Art


Immerse yourself in the art and culture of Haiti—past and present. Learn about the importance of community, family, religion, and more through music, photography, and a variety of activities. Learn more about the Kohl’s Art Generation Lab.

Family Touch Tour

Explore the Museum with a Family Touch Tour. Learn about artworks through games and videos, and take an art selfie! Check out a tablet while you’re at the Museum, or download the Kohl’s Art Generation app for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Kids who visited the Museum this month recommend you don’t miss this artwork!


Alex Katz (American, b. 1927)
Sunny #4, 1971
Oil on canvas
96 1/4 × 72 in. (244.48 × 182.88 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley M1975.143
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
© Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Choose your favorite artwork! Download the Kohl’s Art Generation app for free from the App Store or Google Play Store.