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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Book Salon: Native Son

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:30 AM

Join us in the East End for a facilitated discussion on the book Native Son by Richard Wright, a selection inspired by the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy.

Also attend these other Book Salon discussions:

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | Quadracci Suite: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

Saturday, September 16, 2017 | Quadracci Suite: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

RSVP to katie.nelson@mam.org or 414-224-3875. All books are available from the Museum Store.

Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: The Great Art Adventure

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 10 AM–4 PM

Grab a Museum passport and travel through the galleries and the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, completing challenges along the way. Solve an artful puzzle, “act out” a painting, and talk with guest artists.

Explore all the Kohls Art Generation family programs.

Windhover Hall
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Express Talk

Thursday, August 3, 2017, Noon

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the paintings and sculptures featured in the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, with a Museum expert.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Express Talk

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 5:30 PM

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the paintings and sculptures featured in the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, with a Museum expert.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Panel Discussion: Art, Politics, and Activism

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:15 PM

Welcome Jamelle Bouie, political analyst for Slate Magazine; Marcus Doucette, host of the world music program Sound Travels on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee; Venice Williams, Milwaukee activist and founder and director of Alice’s Garden Urban Farm and Body and Soul Healing Arts Center; and Margaret Andera, curator of contemporary art, for a spirited discussion about the importance
of literature, music, politics, and art.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy exhibition.

Lubar Auditorium
Meijer Free First Thursday

Soulful Sunday: A Community Gathering

Sunday, August 6, 2017, 10 AM–5 PM

Optional Brunch ($): 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Coffee + Dessert, East End: 3–5 p.m.

Spend the day at this joyful, soul-fueling event. Explore the Rashid Johnson:
Hail We Now Sing Joy exhibition, and hear local church choirs and jazz and
blues music groups fill the Museum.

Relax with friends over brunch or afternoon coffee. The optional brunch is on
the terrace: $65/$50 Member (includes tax + gratuity). $15 kids 7–12/Free kids 6 and under. Tickets can be purchaseed at Eventbrite.com.

Reserve your seat at Eventbrite.com

Exhibition and music are free for Members or with Museum admission

Gallery Talk

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 1:30 PM

Explore the paintings and sculptures in Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy with Margaret Andera, curator of contemporary art. Forbes called Chicago native Rashid Johnson “one of the four or five most important contemporary American artists.”

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Book Salon: The Sellout

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 10:30 AM

Join us in the Quadracci Suite for a facilitated discussion on the book The Sellout by Paul Beatty, a selection inspired by the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy.

Also attend another Book Salon discussion:

Saturday, September 16, 2017 | Quadracci Suite: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

RSVP to katie.nelson@mam.org or 414-224-3875. Both books are available from the Museum Store.

Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Express Talk

Thursday, September 7, 2017, Noon

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the paintings and sculptures featured in the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, with a Museum expert.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Express Talk

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5:30 PM

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the paintings and sculptures featured in the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy, with a Museum expert.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Ex Fabula: Power, Dissent, and Youth Empowerment

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:15 PM

15-minute artwork talks: 5–6 p.m.

Experience the personal and the political in storytelling, through stories inspired by the nineteenth-century ceramics of David Drake and the work of Rashid Johnson and other artists of the African diaspora. Brief talks to familiarize guests with these works will be provided in the galleries in advance. This program is being held in conjunction with 200 Nights of Freedom, a citywide marking of the fiftieth anniversary of the “March on Milwaukee,” a walk in protest of housing segregation that began on August 28, 1967.

Read more about Ex Fabula here.

Cosponsored by: The Chipstone Foundation

Lubar Auditorium
Meijer Free First Thursday

Gallery Talk

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:30 PM

Explore the paintings and sculptures in Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy with Margaret Andera, curator of contemporary art. Forbes called Chicago native Rashid Johnson “one of the four or five most important contemporary American artists.”

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Book Salon: Between the World and Me

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:30 AM

Join us in the Quadracci Suite for a facilitated discussion on the book Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a selection inspired by the exhibition Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy.

RSVP to katie.nelson@mam.org or 414-224-3875. Books are available from the Museum Store.

Free for Members
Free with Museum admission