Gallery Talks

30-Minute Express Talks

Every Thurs, Feb 4–April 22, 2010, noon

Film Screenings

* UW–Milwaukee associate professor Vicki Callahan will facilitate a discussion after the film.

Vicki Callahan is Associate Professor at UW-Milwaukee and, this year, a visiting scholar at USC’s Institute for Multimedia Literacy, where she is piloting a course for the Brave New Educators initiative (with Robert Greenwald’s documentary film group, Brave New Films). She is the author of Zones of Anxiety: Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis Feuillade and editor of the forthcoming Reclaiming the Archive: Feminism and Film History. She co-authors with Lina Srivastava,, a resource site for using cross-media platforms to effect social change.


Photography’s 20/20 Vision: The Humanity of the Moment

Sat, Jan 9–April 17, 2010, 9 am–noon Examine how history has affected individual approaches to making photographs in this course offered with MIAD. Studio instruction, discussions with invited artists (e.g., Saul Leiter), and a critique with curator Lisa Hostetler culminate in a project for exhibition at City Hall in May. See prerequisite and registration information.
$675 ($595 MIAD alumni)


Book Salons

RSVP 414-224-3826 or All books on sale in the Museum Store and at

A Kiss Is Still a Kiss

Thurs, Feb 11, 2010, 5–8 pm Indulge in a pre-Valentine’s Day evening with your main squeeze. Rendezvous in the Noir Cocktail Lounge, featuring chanteuse Leslie Fitzwater, before a romantic dinner in Café Calatrava, a screening of The Big Sleep, or a tour of Street Seen. Seatings for dinner, 6–9 p.m.; RSVP 414-224-3813. Download menu

MAM After Dark

Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 5 pm–midnight Take in Street Seen after hours. Be on the scene for Danceworks as they perform “Snapshots” at 7 and 8:30 p.m., and enjoy the Photo Booth, DIY Studio, rockin’ tunes, cash bar, and more! Tickets at

Target Family Sundays: Street Seen LIVE from the Streets of Milwaukee

Sun, Feb 28, 2010, 10 am–4 pm Experience street art, music, and dance coming out of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods. Cheer on the dancers in the breakdancing battle, learn some moves, and create large-scale graffiti murals and collage works.

Symposium: Breaking the Rules: American Photography at Mid-Century

Thurs, Mar 4, 2010, 4–8 pm Join three leading voices in photography—Ann Thomas, National Gallery of Canada; Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator, Dept of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and Keith Davis, Nelson-Atkins Museum—and the Museum’s curator of photographs Lisa Hostetler for an engaging evening; reception included. Download registration form

Fourth Annual Conservation Seminar: Photography

Sat, Apr 17, 2010, 10:30 am–3 pm Sign up for this day of informative talks and demonstrations on caring for historic photographs, including behind-the-scene access to our Museum conservation lab. $65 for AAS and Photo Council Members, $85 for non-members (fee includes lunch). Please reserve your spot at 414-224-3281 or

Artist Talk: Philip Lorca-diCorcia canceled

Thurs, Apr 22, 2010, 6:15 pm Contemporary photographer Philip Lorca-diCorcia, in conversation with Street Seen curator Lisa Hostetler, discusses the challenges and rewards of street photography today and how it has changed since the 1950s.