Friends of Art


Friends of Art (FOA) is the primary volunteer support organization of the Milwaukee Art Museum. FOA raises funds in support of the Museum and develops activities to stimulate visual art appreciation and inspire volunteer leadership. Over 1,300 individuals volunteer annually to help organize and operate FOA’s fundraising events, primarily the Lakefront Festival of Art.

Over more than 50 years, FOA’s fundraising efforts have helped the Museum to bring numerous world-class exhibitions to Milwaukee, as well as to acquire several hundred pieces of art for its Collection.

For additional information about FOA, please contact the Membership Hotline at 414-224-3284 or or download the membership brochure.

FOA Mission


The mission of FOA, a support organization of the Milwaukee Art Museum, is to raise funds, used primarily for exhibitions and acquisition of art; to cultivate leaders and volunteers in support of the Museum; and, to promote awareness and appreciation of the Museum and visual arts.

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Number of Acquisitions in Collection: 250

Number of Exhibitions Sponsored: 21

Collecting for the MillenniumMay 2001 - Aug 2001
POP to Now Feb 2003 - May 2003
The Quilts of Gee's Bend Sep 2003 - Jan 2004
CUT Film as Found Object June 2005 - Sep 2005
On Site: Alvin Lucier: Music on a Long Thin Wire Feb 2006 - May 2006
Masters of American Comics Apr 2006 - Aug 2006
Pissarro Jun 2007 - Sep 2007
FOTO Feb 2008 - May 2008
Act/React Oct 2008 - Jan 2009
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade Sep 2009 - Jan 2010
American Quilts May 2010 - Sep 2010
European Design Oct 2010 - Jan 2011
Petullo: Accidental Genius Feb 2012 - May 2012
30 Americans Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
Currents 36: Dirk Skreber Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
Uncommon Folk Jan 2014 - May 2014
Kandinsky: A Retrospective Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
Inspiring Beauty Feb 2015 – May 2015
Van Gogh to Pollack Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Nature and the American Vision Feb 2016 - May 2016
American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood Jun 2016 - Sep 2016

Other Contributions:


Current Activities:


Lakefront Festival of Art - lfoa.mam.org

List of Directors:


2016-2017

Eric Eben President
Kim Muench Past President
Nancy Munroe Secretary
Danielle Brinkman Treasurer
Julia DeCicco Director
Jen Dirks Director
Michelle Dwyer Director
Catherine Faught Pollard Director
Debra Rand Feldman Director
Deborah Gerke Director
Steve Horner Director
Mike King Director
Jennifer Kresl Director
Chris Meece Director
Annette Melcher Director
Christy Metcalf Director
Mark Muench Director
Rebecca Nault Director
Patrick Stanly Director
Scott Wallace Director
Rob Jansen Director at Large