Free Admission for Veterans for Veterans Day

Posted on November 7th, 2014


Milwaukee, Wis. – In honor of Veterans Day, the Milwaukee Art Museum will offer all Veterans and one guest FREE admission on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, as well as on Tuesday, November 11.

Free admission includes access to the Museum’s feature exhibition, Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Art from the Glasgow Museums.

“This opportunity is part of an on-going series of programs and events designed to honor the rich and historic partnership the Museum has shared with the Milwaukee County War Memorial since 1957, as well as pay homage to the sacrifice of our nation’s veterans,” said Dan Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  “We are deeply grateful for your service.”

Veterans (with ID) plus one guest with them will receive complimentary admission throughout this weekend and on Tuesday, November 11, celebrating Veterans Day. The Museum’s hours are:

Saturday, November 8 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information can be found at mam.org.

Prominently situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Art Museum campus welcomes over 400,000 visitors annually. The Museum was founded over 125 years ago and is the largest and most significant art museum in Wisconsin. It houses a rich collection of over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, and American decorative arts. It is the world’s leading repository for work by untrained creators and has one of the largest collections of works by Georgia O’Keeffe. The Museum’s celebrated Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, completed in 2001, showcases both Museum-produced and traveling feature exhibitions.

In fall 2014, the Museum began an ambitious project to renovate its two oldest buildings, the Eero Saarinen–designed War Memorial Center (1957) and the David Kahler–designed addition (1975), which house the Museum’s Collection Galleries. Increased gallery space, including an entire floor dedicated to photography and new media, an improved gallery layout, and a new lakeside entrance are among the improvements planned. The collections will be off view throughout 2015; however, the Museum is open throughout construction, with a vibrant schedule of exciting exhibitions, educational offerings, and special programs in the Quadracci Pavilion. For more information, visit mam.org.