Family-friendly activities, dining, shopping make Museum ideal spot for holiday fun

Posted on December 14th, 2016

Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates the season with exciting events and extended hours in December

Family-friendly activities, dining, shopping make Museum ideal spot for holiday fun

Milwaukee, Wis. — The Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates its most exciting holiday season yet, featuring new special exhibitions Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade and Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art in the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery, and festive holiday events. The Museum is the perfect place to bring friends, families and out-of-town guests.

On Dec. 4 families can take a break from the winter weather and immerse themselves in the Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays Tropical Holiday event.  Kids of all ages can also make art projects perfect to keep, or to give as a holiday gifts in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio, which will be open for special winter break hours, December 26-30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (7 p.m. on Friday).

A decadent New Year’s Eve Dinner Dec. 31 is destined to become an annual tradition. And for savvy holiday shoppers, the Museum Store is Milwaukee’s source for artist-made, unique and locally sourced gifts, and offers in-store and online discounts through the month of December.

A full listing of events is below. For more information, visit www.mam.org or call 414/224-3200.

Holiday Shopping Events

Ornament Signing: Kelli Busch

Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Shoppers can meet local artist Kelli Busch who designed this year’s commemorative ornament exclusively for the Museum Store. She will personalize colorful cityscapes for a uniquely special gift and collectible. Museum admission is not required to shop.

Cyber Monday Online Shopping Special

Through Friday, Dec. 18

Beginning Cyber Monday through Dec. 18, everyone receives free shipping in the continental U.S. on online purchases over $25. Visit www.mam.org/store.

Member Double Discount Days

Fridays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 10 a.m.‒8 p.m.
Museum Members can shop for holiday décor and one-of-a-kind gifts in the Museum Store, online and in the exhibition store—with a 20% discount.

Tastings: East End Wine Bar

Friday, Dec. 9 and 16, 5–7 p.m.

Drop in and sample everything from beer to bourbon, chocolate to cheese.  Free with Museum admission.

Free Live Music in Windhover Hall

Bruce Anthony Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec. 3, 12 p.m.

Festive Joy with Brioso

Saturday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m.

Pius XI Madrigal Ensemble Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m.

Spring City Brass Quintet

Thursday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m.

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Note to editors: The Museum’s holiday schedule is as follows:

Christmas Eve, December 24 | Open, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Christmas Day, December 25 | Closed

Monday, December 26 | Open, 10 a.m.‒5 p.m.
New Year’s Eve, December 31 | Open, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
New Year’s Day, January 1| 10 a.m.–5 p.m.