School Programs

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Multidisciplinary Tours

Writing + Art
Writing + Art Available December through June

This tour, inspired by the National Writing Project at Carroll University and grounded in the Six Traits of Writing framework, introduces the Museum as a place of inspiration for writing. After receiving their own Museum journals/sketchbooks, students look closely at works of art, using a variety of writing skills, developing a descriptive word bank, and practicing "low stakes" writing.

Music + Art
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concert and MAM tour Youth - January 27, 2016
Youth - February 9 & 10, 2016
Teen - February 17, 2016

Extend your MSO Concert for Schools experience with a docent-guided tour of the Museum's works that relate to concert themes. For a complete listing of this year's concerts and tours, please contact the MSO.

  • Grades vary per concert
  • 1 Hour long tour + MSO concert
  • $5 per student (additional fees apply at MSO)
  • Register with the Museum
Theater + Art
First Stage Performance Company and MAM Tour

Larry Sultan - Artistic Viewpoints of Family and Home
December 2 or 3, 2015 9:30am to 11:00am
Students will experience the first retrospective of the internationally recognized California photographer Larry Sultan on a docent guided tour of the exhibition, and then join First Stage Teaching Artists as they dramatically discover the complex and sometimes conflicting narratives Sultan explores in his photographs and compare and contrast the artist's viewpoint with their own.

Theater + Art
Nature and the American Vision - Setting the Stage

April 26 & 27, 2016 9:30am to 11:00am

Students will explore these landscapes that embody powerful ideas about nature, culture and history on a docent-led tour of the exhibition, and then join First Stage Teaching Artists as they actively investigate how environment aids in the telling of a story, creation of characters, and sequencing of events.

Art of Writing Young Authors and Artists Conference

Fall Edition November 30, 2015, 8:30am to 3:15pm

Young writers and artists use the Museum as inspiration for first-person narrative writing or artwork in this daylong, statewide conference. Through brainstorming, drafting, revising, and working with teachers and peers, they produce a finished manuscript or artwork that is then published. The Museum collaborates with the Kettle Moraine School District for this program.

  • Grades 3–12
  • 6 ¾ hours
  • $80 per student

Conference information and registration forms can be found at

Special Tour Programs

Studio Workshop School Program Available Tues - Thurs, Dec - May

Be the artist! Students explore the Museum’s Collection on a docent-led tour, and then create their own work of art in the studio. Museum educators will design a project that fits your curriculum.

  • Grades PK–12
  • 2½ hours
  • $10 per student
  • Register online or call 414-224-3842.
Junior Docent School Program

For more than thirty-five years, the Junior Docent School Program has introduced elementary school students to the vocabulary, elements, and history of art while developing critical thinking skills. Over three consecutive years, students visit nine times, contextualizing art into their life. After a culminating project presented to their peers and family, they become official Junior Docents!

  • Grades 3–5
  • 9 visits over 3 years
  • 1–1½ hours each visit
  • $5 per student, per tour
  • To be added to the waiting list for this program, please email .
  • This program is run through schools. If you are a parent looking for art opportunities for your child, please refer to Youth and Family Classes.