Derrick Adams Block Party
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“On Site: Derrick Adams”: Block Party

May 21, 2022, 11:00 am4:00 pm

In-personFree to the Public

Join the lakefront party at your art museum to play, dance, explore, and unwind with family and friends. Enjoy free activities inspired by the exhibition On Site: Derrick Adams: Our Time Together, which honors and celebrates everyday Black life and leisure in Milwaukee.

Rain or shine, have a full day of fun across the Museum’s campus with activities provided by local Black-owned businesses.



Bingo | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Mark off boxes as you complete activities on a self-guided bingo adventure. Finish four in a row and return your sheet to the registration table by 3 p.m. to enter the prize drawing. Prizes include a Bronze Box, a private tour, and a Museum membership.

DJ | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Move to the music as DJ O fills Windhover Hall with sound.

Food Trucks | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. See what’s cooking at the food trucks Bebe’s Bistro, Karol’s Kitchen, and Sweet Crush parked on N. Art Museum Drive.

Art Making | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Stop by the Kohl’s Art Studio stations in Schroeder Galleria to create your own artwork.

Face Painting | 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Express yourself with complimentary face painting provided by Noah’s Art in Schroeder Galleria.

Yoga | 11 a.m.–noon Enjoy views of Lake Michigan during an all-levels yoga class led by Embody Yoga in Windhover Hall. Bring a bottle of water and your yoga mat. A limited number of yoga mats will be available for drop-ins.

Line Dancing | noon–1 p.m. Gather in Windhover Hall to dance with Milwaukee’s Desiree “Butterfly” Morton.

Gallery Tours | noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Meet in Schroeder Galleria to embark on one of three guided gallery tours led by a Museum docent.

High Tea | noon and 2 p.m. Sit down with Not Your Mama’s Tea on the East End. Drop into one of the two experiences centered on togetherness and conversation.

Sound Healing | noon–3 p.m. Take a moment to relax and unwind by dropping into sound healing guided by Melissa Blue Muhammad in the Kohl’s Haitian Gallery.

Spades Tournament | 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. Meet at the Museum Store entrance to take part in the tournament and compete for bragging rights. End time is dependent upon the number of participating teams. Space is limited.

Need more info to plan your visit? See direction, parking, amenity, and accessibility details here.

Event attendees are encouraged to wear masks while inside the Museum. This recommendation follows CDC guidance for counties with a high COVID-19 community level.

Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 + Google Map