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MAM Support Groups, Friends of Art

Friends of Art

Friends of Art (FOA) is the primary volunteer support organization of the Milwaukee Art Museum. FOA raises funds in support of the Museum and develops activities to stimulate visual art appreciation and inspire volunteer leadership. Over 1,300 individuals volunteer annually to help organize and operate FOA’s fundraising events, primarily the Lakefront Festival of Art.

Over more than 50 years, FOA’s fundraising efforts have helped the Museum to bring numerous world-class exhibitions to Milwaukee, as well as to acquire several hundred pieces of art for its Collection.


FOA Mission

The mission of FOA, a support organization of the Milwaukee Art Museum, is to raise funds, used primarily for exhibitions and acquisition of art; to cultivate leaders and volunteers in support of the Museum; and, to promote awareness and appreciation of the Museum and visual arts.

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Current Activities:

Lakefront Festival of Art »


Number of Acquisitions in Collection: 250
Number of Exhibitions Sponsored: 21

Collecting for the Millennium

May 2001–Aug 2001

POP to Now

Feb 2003–May 2003

The Quilts of Gee's Bend

Sept 2003–Jan 2004

CUT Film as Found Object

June 2005–Sept 2005

On Site: Alvin Lucier: Music on a Long Thin Wire

Feb 2006–May 2006

Masters of American Comics

Apr 2006–Aug 2006

Pissarro

June 2007–Sept 2007

FOTO

Feb 2008–May 2008

Act/React

Oct 2008–Jan 2009

Andy Warhol: The Last Decade

Sept 2009–Jan 2010

American Quilts

May 2010–Sept 2010

European Design

Oct 2010–Jan 2011

Petullo: Accidental Genius

Feb 2012–May 2012

30 Americans

June 2013–Sept 2013

Currents 36: Dirk Skreber

Nov 2013–Mar 2014

Uncommon Folk

Jan 2014–May 2014

Kandinsky: A Retrospective

June 2014–Sept 2014

Inspiring Beauty

Feb 2015–May 2015

Van Gogh to Pollack

June 2015–Sept 2015

Nature and the American Vision

Feb 2016–May 2016

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

June 2016–Sept 2016

Other Contributions

FY2004

Campaign funding for MAM building

FY2005

Operating funds and endowments

FY2007

50th anniversary

FY2009

Exhibitions and exhibition‐related expenses, along with other fundraising activities

FY2010

Sponsorship of the Quilt exhibition

FY2011

Sponsorship of the European Design exhibition In honor of Jane Dowd

FY2012

Sponsorship of Petullo exhibition Sponsorship of MAM gala In honor of Dwight Ellis

FY2014

Sponsorship of Uncommon Folk

FY2015

Endowments

FY2016

Sponsorship of the MAM audio tour devices

FY2017

Sponsorship of the MAM audio tour devices

List of Directors:

Eric Eben

President

Kim Muench

Past President

Nancy Munroe

Secretary

Danielle Brinkman

Treasurer

Julia DeCicco

Director

Jen Dirks

Director

Michelle Dwyer

Director

Catherine Faught Pollard

Director

Debra Rand Feldman

Director

Deborah Gerke

Director

Steve Horner

Director

Mike King

Director

Jennifer Kresl

Director

Steve Horner

Director

Annette Melcher

Director

Christy Metcalf

Director

Mark Muench

Director

Rebecca Nault

Director

Patrick Stanly

Director

Scott Wallace

Director

Rob Jansen

Director at Large

Questions?

For additional information about FOA, please contact the Membership Hotline at 414-224-3284 or or download the membership brochure.