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Milwaukee Art Museum Expands Public Hours and Offers New Experiences and Programming for Visitors

Posted on March 4th, 2022


Celebrates Return of Signature Programs Including Kohl’s Art Studio, Educational Tours, and Art in Bloom

Milwaukee, Wis. – March 4, 2022 – The Milwaukee Art Museum today announced new ways for visitors to engage through expanded offerings, including a reinstallation of some of its contemporary art galleries, the return of Kohl’s Art Studio and Art in Bloom, and a reopening of the Museum to visitors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. starting April 12.

Beginning this weekend, visitors can experience the Museum’s most significant retelling of the contemporary art story in seven years. A reinstallation of three of the Museum’s contemporary galleries features works from the collection by modern masters including Karel Appel, Hans Hofmann, and Joan Mitchell. This presentation depicts Abstract Expressionism’s evolution into Pop Art and Photorealism, demonstrating the breadth of the Museum’s contemporary art collection and celebrating its role as an educational resource for the community.

The museum will relaunch its signature public programming beginning on March 11 with the reopening of Kohl’s Art Studio, which welcomes families for artmaking activities Fridays – Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Take-home art projects will be inspired by the woven pictures in the exhibition Currents 38: Christy Matson, currently on view in the Bradley Family Gallery. Docent-led school tours and adult group tours are also restarting this month, providing critical education and engagement opportunities for visitors of all ages.

A highlight of the Museum’s spring programming is the annual celebration of art and flowers, Art in Bloom, which features nearly 30 installations created by floral designers, displayed throughout the galleries alongside the artworks that inspired them. Art in Bloom returns this year for the first time since 2019 with timed visits from April 7–10, and tickets for this popular spring event are now on sale for everyone.

“This spring marks the return of our beloved signature programs Art in Bloom and Kohl’s Art Studio that have fostered our deep connection with the public and established the Milwaukee Art Museum as a vital civic resource for our community,” said Marcelle Polednik, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director, Milwaukee Art Museum. “We are so excited to host these amazing programs in-person again and welcome students and art enthusiasts back to our galleries, as we also return to offering the opportunity to visit the museum six days a week. Art and creativity are essential to the educational experience, and we are delighted to offer visitors expanded access to our programming and the dynamic collection that inspires it.”

The Milwaukee Art Museum extends its sincere thanks to the 2022 Visionaries: Donna and Donald Baumgartner, Murph Burke, Joel and Caran Quadracci, Sue and Bud Selig, and Jeff and Gail Yabuki and the Yabuki Family Foundation.

To learn more about upcoming in-person activities and gatherings at the museum, visit mam.org/events.

Current Hours:
Thu, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Fri–Sun, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Expanded Hours Beginning April 12:
Tue–Wed, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thu, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Fri–Sun, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

General Admission Pricing:
$22 Adults
$17 Students (w/ID), Seniors (65+), Military
Free for Kids 12 & under every day thanks to Kohl’s
Free to Members
Free to Wisconsin K–12 teachers with valid school ID or pay stub

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes people from throughout the community and the world to find themselves and lose themselves in art, creativity, and culture. At any one time, visitors can experience over 2,500 works on view within the Museum’s collection galleries and three ever-changing exhibition spaces; participate in engaging programming; and explore the one-of-a-kind spaces across the 24-acre lakefront campus. The iconic architecture brings together structures designed by Eero Saarinen, David Kahler, and Santiago Calatrava. Famous for its moving Burke Brise Soleil, the Museum serves as a symbol for Milwaukee pride and connects the shores of Lake Michigan to the city’s bustling downtown.