Free Museum Admission August 1; Meet Artist Nina Chanel Abney

Posted on July 26th, 2013

Target Free First Thursday is August 1
Artist Nina Chanel Abney on hand for free event

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum’s next monthly Target Free First Thursday is set for Thursday, August 1, 2013. Admission is free for all individuals, and it includes access to 30 Americans and Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel.

30 Americans showcases the work of thirty-one contemporary African American artists who tackle issues around race, religion, gender, sexuality, and cultural identity. The exhibition features nearly eighty paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations, and digital media art.

Artist Nina Chanel Abney, whose work is featured in 30 Americans, will speak at 6:15 p.m. Lubar Auditorium. The event is free.

Also on view will be a new exhibition of tattoo art by Milwaukeean Amund Dietzel. Known as the “Master in Milwaukee,” Dietzel began his career as a sailor, where he first honed his skills as a tattoo artist. Eventually, covered in ink neck to ankle, Dietzel traveled with carnivals as a sideshow and made his way to Milwaukee where he became the region’s premier tattoo artist. Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel includes over 500 pieces of original flash art, as well as photographs and memorabilia.

Target Free First Thursdays provides all Museum visitors with free admission on the first Thursday of each month. The Museum is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013, the Milwaukee Art Museum houses a rich collection of over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum campus is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and spans three buildings, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion and the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. For more information, please visit www.mam.org.

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