More art than ever this August at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Posted on July 27th, 2016

More art than ever this August at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, Wis. — This August, the Milwaukee Art Museum features more rotating exhibitions than ever before due to a recent renovation and addition that allows for even more space to display art. Beginning Aug. 5 Museum visitors can escape to the 19th century French countryside in Corot, Daubigny, Millet: Visions of France, the latest exhibition in the Museum’s European Works on Paper Gallery.  The exhibition features 41 lush graphic works made with the cliché-verre (glass negative) technique, that combines printmaking and photography.  The exhibition features the work of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet and Charles-François Daubigny and is on view through Nov. 27.

The Museum continues to enjoy American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, sponsored by Bank of America, throughout the month of August. Visitors can join a Gallery Talk on the exhibition or listen along on an audio guide. On Aug. 7 the Museum says goodbye to Penelope Umbrico: Future Perfect. The first week of the month visitors will have one final chance to view the popular photography exhibition in the Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts.

In addition, the Museum features an exhibition of European old master paintings and drawings from local collectors in From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections presented by the Stephen Kohl Charitable Trust, and another on the 1920s emergence of American scene painting and regionalism in America Seen! Regionalism from the American Art Collection.

 A listing of additional August highlights is below. For the full schedule, visit mam.org/calendar/events or call 414/224-3200.

 -Quiet clubbing, the wireless headphones-dance club sensation, returns to MAM After Dark , presented by Northwestern Mutual, on Aug. 19, 8-12 a.m. Guests can immerse themselves in the music of two DJs as they battle in the quiet club.  Educators Credit Union is the evening sponsor for MAM After Dark: Quiet Clubbing 2.0.

-On Aug. 20, local group New Age Narcissism performs live at the Museum during the Art Xpress Bus Mural Opening Reception. Visitors can celebrate the teens of ArtXpress—and the mural they’ve created for a Milwaukee County Transit System bus. ArtXpress is an internship program, run in partnership with RedLine Milwaukee, that brings together a diverse group of teens to address community issues in a positive way through art.

-See the wide array of exhibition offerings for free Friday, Aug. 5 during Mejier Free First Friday. In between shows visitors can grab a drink at the East End Wine Bar’s Happy Hour, from 4–6p.m.

Admissions and Tours

The Museum is open Monday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays until 8 p.m. Admission is $17 for adults; $15 for students, seniors and active military; and free for Members and children age 12 and under. The first Friday of each month is Meijer Free First Friday and Museum admission is free.

Drop-in tours are offered Tuesdays at noon, Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. and focus on the Museum’s renovated and reinstalled Collection Galleries.

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of over 30,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David Kahler-designed addition. The Museum recently reopened its Collection Galleries, debuting nearly 2,500 world-class works of art within dramatically transformed galleries and a new lakefront addition.


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