Milwaukee Art Museum Open an Extra Day, March 26, for Spring Break

Posted on March 15th, 2018

-Museum opens its doors on Monday, March 26, and welcomes families with kid-friendly activities throughout the week –

Milwaukee, Wis. – March 14, 2018 – The Milwaukee Art Museum has announced a rare Monday opening to kick-off spring break week, March 26-30, coinciding with the spring break vacation for many school districts including Milwaukee Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools. The Museum will be offering art and creative activities for families to do together throughout the week, including activities inspired by the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England.

“Thanks to the generosity of Kohl’s Cares, we have been able to open the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio every day the Museum is open,” said Brigid Globensky, the Barbara Brown Lee Senior Curator of Education and Programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. “Having an extra day to kick off spring break is something we are very proud of.”

The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio will feature painting, word games and other activities based on the seascapes of Winslow Homer. These hands on activities are designed both to engage children of all ages, as well as provide context that caregivers can use to connect art making to observing art in the rest of the Museum.

The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio is part of the Kohl’s Art Generation program at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Since 2008, Kohl’s has partnered with the Museum to provide art-making experiences to families at the Museum. In 2017, Kohl’s expanded its support for kids at the Museum by underwriting free admission for all kids ages 12 and under.

The Museum will be open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018. The Museum’s standard hours of operation—10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with Thursdays until 8 p.m.—will continue, with the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio open when the Museum opens and closing an hour before the Museum closes.

This is the second time the Museum has been open on a Monday during the winter in 2018, the first of which was New Year’s Day, celebrating resolutions tours and activities. The Museum will closed on all other Mondays until Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 when it shifts to seven days a week through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.