Members always see it first.

Member Preview Celebration
Thursday, October 4, 5–8 p.m. | Lecture, 6:15 p.m.
Come and celebrate the opening of Martín Ramírez. Special guest speaker Brooke Davis Anderson, exhibition curator and director of the American Folk Art Museum’s Contemporary Center, will provide an insightful lecture on the exhibition. Doors to Lubar open at 5:30 p.m.; seating is first come, first served. Light appetizers, family activities and a child-friendly menu, and a cash bar round out the evening. Music provided by the United Community Center Youth Mariachis and Trio Alma Latina, led by J. Alberto Cardenas. $20/Free for Members.
Member-Only Preview Days
Thursday, October 4, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, October 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Be among the first to see the exhibition before it opens to the public. Free for Members.
Member-Only Exhibition Talk
Friday, October 5, 1:30 p.m.
Lubar Auditorium
Join exhibition curator Brooke Davis Anderson for insider insight and background on Martín Ramírez. Free for Members.



Baker/Rowland Galleries | Free with exhibition admission

Gallery Talk with Joe Ketner
Tuesday, October 9, 1:30 p.m.

Gallery Talks with Margaret Andera
Tuesdays, November 6 and December 11, 1:30 p.m.

Express Talks: Martín Ramírez
Thursdays, October 11–January 4, 12 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
3 drawings in 30 minutes


Lubar Auditorium | Free with general admission unless otherwise noted

Martín Ramírez: His Life and Times
Thursday, October 11, 1:30 p.m.
Join sociologist Kristin Espinosa as she presents her biographical research on the artist.

Latino Heritage in Milwaukee
Thursday, October 11, 6:15 p.m.
Acquaint yourself with Milwaukee’s Latino heritage with local experts John Gurda and Arnoldo Sevilla.

United States and Immigration in the Times of Martín Ramírez and Today
October 18, 2007, 6.15 p.m.
Lubar Auditorium
Free with general admission
How was Martín Ramírez's immigrant experience similar or different to that of today's immigrants? Join Dr. Enrique Figueroa, director of the Roberto Hernandez Center and assistant to the provost for Latino affairs at UW-Milwaukee, for a panel discussion surrounding immigration issues framed by both current events and the story of Martín Ramírez. Exhibition galleries are open after the program until 8 p.m. Copresented with the Roberto Hernandez Center

Conversation with the Curator: Martín Ramírez
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, Brookfield
Monday, October 29, 5:30 p.m.
Visit our neighbor to the west for this conversation with independent curator Margaret Andera on Martín Ramírez. Free. Reservations at 262-781-9520.

Symposium: Inside the World of Martín Ramírez
Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m.–12: 30 p.m.
Attend this insightful discussion between three Ramírez experts: the curator, his biographer, and an art therapist.


Walking Tour of Walker’s Point
Holy Trinity-Guadalupe Church
Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | $20
Explore this center of Latino culture with local historian John Gurda. Spaces are limited; payment confirms reservation. Call 414-224-3840.

Target Family Sundays: Day of the Dead
Sunday, October 21, 12–4 p.m. | Free with general admission
Come for a full day of face painting, skeleton making, and more—accompanied by the Bruce Guadalupe Jazz Band.
Developed in partnership with the United Community Center

MAM Film: Drawing on Film
Thursday, November 1, 6:15 p.m. | $7/$5 Members
Experience works of animation by filmmakers such as Pierre Hébert and Norman McLaren. Lubar Auditorium.

Martín Ramírez in Context
Thursday, November 8 | Free with general admission
Lecture 6:15 p.m., Reception 7:15–9 p.m.
Join Russell Bowman, principal, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, and former Museum director, for an inside perspective on the Museum’s folk and self-taught art collection, followed by gallery tours and the renowned IberoAmerica ensemble.

Book Salon

Saturdays, November 10, December 8, and January 12, 10:30 a.m.

Join other book-club enthusiasts in the Bradley Rooms for lively, moderated discussion on engaging reading related to Martín Ramírez. The salon on November 10 will discuss The Colorful Apocalypse: Journeys in Outsider Art by Greg Bottoms. Pick up your copy today at the Museum Store. Check back here for an updated reading list. Each salon is free with general admission; please RSVP to museumstore@mam.org.

The Ramírez Box
Friday, November 30, 8 p.m. | $7/$5 Members
See new works by twenty-five established and up-and-coming artists challenged to use similar processes as Ramírez.
Co-hosted with Cedar Block

Art After 5
Thursday, December 13, 5–9 p.m. | General/exhibition admission applies
Open an extra hour for one night only!
Explore Martín Ramírez and enjoy appetizers, a cash bar, live music, salsa lessons (reservations at 414-224-3844), and talks on Latino artists and their works.

Ramírez Closing Celebration
Sunday, January 13, 2–3 p.m. | Free with general admission
Mark the closing of Martín Ramírez with Ballet Folklórico Nacional Mexica and their colorful depictions of Mexico’s culture and folklore.

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