Rights and Reproduction


This Website and the images, text, audio, and video files contained on this Website are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Copyright and other proprietary rights in material on this site may be held by individuals or entities other than or in addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). MAM does not warrant that the use of materials displayed on this site will not infringe on the rights of third parties, such as artists or artists’ heirs holding the rights to these works. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by “fair use,” as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.

MAM respects the intellectual property rights of others. MAM may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove, disable and/or terminate access to any material on or linked to or from this site that it suspects to be infringing upon a third party’s intellectual property rights or other rights. MAM complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that material posted on or linked to or from this site by MAM or by any other party is infringing, please provide the following information to the Museum’s copyright agent:

  • Electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright
  • Description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed
  • Description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Museum website
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address
  • Statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
  • Statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

The Museum’s agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:

Milwaukee Art Museum
Communications Department
700 N. Art Museum Drive,
Milwaukee, WI 53202

MAM is continually researching works that are protected under copyright and contacting artists for permission to use their works. If you can provide contact information for the artist or his/her estate, please contact us at communications@mam.org.

Fair use is permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for noncommercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, and news reporting. Unless otherwise noted, users who wish to download or print text, audio, video, image and other files from the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Web site for such uses are welcome to do so without the Milwaukee Art Museum’s express permission. Users must cite the author and source of this material as they would material from any printed work; the citation should include the URL http://www.mam.org. By downloading, printing, or otherwise using text, audio, video, image and other files from this Web site, whether accessed directly from this Web site or via other sites or mechanisms, users agree that they will limit their use of such files to fair use, and will not violate the Milwaukee Art Museum’s or any other party’s proprietary rights.

Request permission

Inquiries requesting permission to use, reproduce, or obtain Collection images that fall outside of “fair use” should be directed to the Office of Rights and Reproductions by submitting this form. The Milwaukee Art Museum reviews all requests on a case-by-case basis and may require payment of a license fee depending upon the intended nature of such use.

Inquiries regarding permissions to publish building images should be directed to the Communications Department, 414-224-3810 or rights@mam.org.