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700 N. Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-3200
www.mam.org
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The Milwaukee Art Museum's collection comprises more than 20,000 works of art from ancient to contemporary and is housed in a trio of unique structures from Eero Saarinen's 1950s building through a David Kahler section added in the 1970s and the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion.

The museum houses 15th to 20th century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, folk art, Haitian art and outsider art.

MAM's cafe also offers great lunches in a luminous setting with lake views.

Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum's Web site for hours, admission fees and a full description of current exhibitions.
mam.org.
 
Upcoming events

Sept. 26, 2018
Sculpture Milwaukee Docent-Led Trolley Tours

Reserve your seat on a trolley tour of Sculpture Milwaukee. running every Wednesday. Museum docents will lead weekly tours of the outdoor sculpture gallery along Wisconsin Avenue. Twenty-one pieces by artists such as Robert Indiana, Kiki Smith, Mel Kendrick and more will be on display for you to enjoy. Reservations are required. If you’d like more information on scheduling a private trolley tour for your group of 15 or more, please call 414-224-3842. Sculpture Milwaukee Trolley Tours start at the main entrance to the Museum. Tour price does not include admission to the Museum. Discounted museum admission available to attendees on the day of event, purchased on site. Trolley routes made possible by funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

No tour July 4.

Sept. 28, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America explores the projects of over 40 designers who advocated for playfulness and whimsy within their creations for corporations, domestic interiors, and children. The exhibition presents play as a serious form of inspiration, experimentation, and problem solving. In midcentury America, such playful design occurred against the backdrop of a booming consumer market and as a counterbalance to Cold War–era anxiety. Furniture, toys, textiles, films, posters, ceramics are among the objects featured. Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America is co-organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Denver Art Museum. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

Oct. 3, 2018
Sculpture Milwaukee Docent-Led Trolley Tours

Reserve your seat on a trolley tour of Sculpture Milwaukee. running every Wednesday. Museum docents will lead weekly tours of the outdoor sculpture gallery along Wisconsin Avenue. Twenty-one pieces by artists such as Robert Indiana, Kiki Smith, Mel Kendrick and more will be on display for you to enjoy. Reservations are required. If you’d like more information on scheduling a private trolley tour for your group of 15 or more, please call 414-224-3842. Sculpture Milwaukee Trolley Tours start at the main entrance to the Museum. Tour price does not include admission to the Museum. Discounted museum admission available to attendees on the day of event, purchased on site. Trolley routes made possible by funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

No tour July 4.

Oct. 10, 2018
Sculpture Milwaukee Docent-Led Trolley Tours

Reserve your seat on a trolley tour of Sculpture Milwaukee. running every Wednesday. Museum docents will lead weekly tours of the outdoor sculpture gallery along Wisconsin Avenue. Twenty-one pieces by artists such as Robert Indiana, Kiki Smith, Mel Kendrick and more will be on display for you to enjoy. Reservations are required. If you’d like more information on scheduling a private trolley tour for your group of 15 or more, please call 414-224-3842. Sculpture Milwaukee Trolley Tours start at the main entrance to the Museum. Tour price does not include admission to the Museum. Discounted museum admission available to attendees on the day of event, purchased on site. Trolley routes made possible by funding from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

No tour July 4.

Oct. 11, 2018
Sculpture Milwaukee Docent-Led Walking Tours

Reserve your spot for a walking tour of Sculpture Milwaukee. Museum docents will lead monthly tours of the outdoor sculpture gallery along Wisconsin Avenue. Twenty-one pieces by artists such as Robert Indiana, Kiki Smith, Mel Kendrick and more will be on display for you to enjoy. Reservations are required.

For information about scheduling a private walking tour, please call 414-224-3842. Sculpture Milwaukee Walking Tours start at the main entrance to the Museum. Tour price does not include admission to the Museum. Discounted museum admission available to attendees on the day of event, purchased on site.

 
 


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