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.
Blue Like Me: The Art & Life of Siona Benjamin
Painter Siona Benjamin will present a 30 minute film and lecture about her art. Her work reflects her Jewish upbringing in predominantly Hindu and Muslim Bombay, India. Her paintings combine imagery of her past with the roles she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons. Her intent is for viewers to reevaluate their notions of identity and race, peeling back layers of misconceptions that may result in racism, hatred and war. Siona Benjamin's visit is part of the Sam and Helen Stahl Center's "Colors of Jewishness" initiative, made possible in part by the generous support of Bader Philanthropies. Co-Sponsored by the Milwaukee Art Museum
UWM’s Stahl Center for Jewish Studies Brings Jewish Indian-American Artist Siona Benjamin to Milwaukee Art Museum
Siona Benjamin, a visual artist originally from Bombay, now living in the U.S., will discuss her work on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 pm at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Lubar Auditorium. The evening will begin with a 30 minute film screening of documentary “Blue Like Me: The Art of Siona Benjamin” (Hal Rifken, 2015) followed by a lecture by the artist. Her work encourages viewers to reevaluate their notions of identity and race, peeling back layers of misconceptions that may result in racism, hatred, and war. Benjamin’s work reflects her background of being brought up Jewish in a predominantly Hindu and Muslim India. In her paintings she combines the imagery of her past with the roles she plays in America today, making a mosaic inspired by both Indian miniature paintings and Sephardic icons. Benjamin holds two MFAs and has twice been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Jewish Week, and Moment magazine, among others. To learn more about her work, visit ArtSiona.com. This event is free and open to the public. Museum parking is available for an additional cost. Co-sponsored by: Milwaukee Art Museum, UW-Milwaukee’s College of Letters & Science, Dept. of Art History, Religious Studies, Cultures and Communities, and Women’s & Gender Studies
Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Deck the Walls
Deck the walls . . . with art! Create drawings, prints, and paintings inspired by master artists in the exhibition Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France. Learn a few words en francais, enjoy French tunes by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s Suzuki Ensemble, and more. Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays are free with Museum admission, and kids 12 and under are free every day the Museum is open thanks to Kohl’s Cares. Free for Museum members as well as Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee members.
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