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Milwaukee Art Museum Shows Monumental Works by Chicago Native Rashid Johnson this Summer
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Milwaukee Art Museum Shows Monumental Works by Chicago Native Rashid Johnson this Summer

Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy explores themes of escape and identity through new works and unique materials.

Milwaukee Art Museum hires new executive chef
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Milwaukee Art Museum hires new executive chef

Zak Groh to take over Museum’s culinary program

April brings poster exhibition, popular Easter brunch to Milwaukee Art Museum
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April brings poster exhibition, popular Easter brunch to Milwaukee Art Museum

Free admission April 1 and 2 with a Sendik’s “Red Bag”

Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes spring with annual Art in Bloom weekend
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Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes spring with annual Art in Bloom weekend

The popular four-day event featuring floral art, a marketplace and fashion show returns March 23–26

Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition Explores Breadth of Region’s Private Art Treasures, Many Never Seen Before
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Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition Explores Breadth of Region’s Private Art Treasures, Many Never Seen Before

Milwaukee Collects celebrates our community’s love of art and art collecting

Work by local student artists featured in annual Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition
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Work by local student artists featured in annual Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition

Students receive national recognition through Scholastic Art Awards

Milwaukee Art Museum offers visitors another year of Meijer free admission days
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Milwaukee Art Museum offers visitors another year of Meijer free admission days

Monthly free day and extended hours have switched to Thursdays in 2017

Milwaukee Art Museum Opens New Exhibitions to Engage Visitors this Winter
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Milwaukee Art Museum Opens New Exhibitions to Engage Visitors this Winter

From a contemporary site-specific installation, to photographs and videos of New York City street life, to icons from the Layton Art Collection, there’s an abundance of art to explore

Milwaukee Art Museum Receives Historic Gift of More Than 500 Jules Chéret Works
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Milwaukee Art Museum Receives Historic Gift of More Than 500 Jules Chéret Works

Susee and James L. Wiechmann will also underwrite new prints and drawings curator

Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Creative Director
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Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Creative Director

New hire brings a wealth of design experience to Museum leadership team; will work to create a fresh visual experience

Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art provides interactive educational experience at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art provides interactive educational experience at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery inspires unique art making, play and enhanced cognitive growth

Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates the season with exciting events and extended hours in December
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Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates the season with exciting events and extended hours in December

Family-friendly activities, dining, shopping make Museum ideal spot for holiday fun

Holiday gifts at the Milwaukee Art Museum to suit every taste
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Holiday gifts at the Milwaukee Art Museum to suit every taste

Museum Store offers one-of-a-kind gifts and brand new Museum gift card in-store and online

Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade offers Milwaukee Art Museum visitors calm in the holiday storm
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Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade offers Milwaukee Art Museum visitors calm in the holiday storm

Masterpieces by one of the most important American artists of the 19th century convey warmth and sheer beauty

Milwaukee Art Museum chief curator to take director position at Florida museum
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Milwaukee Art Museum chief curator to take director position at Florida museum

Brady Roberts’ last day at the Museum is October 21.

Milwaukee Art Museum offers unique ways to celebrate the harvest season
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Milwaukee Art Museum offers unique ways to celebrate the harvest season

October also brings the opening of a new exhibition.

Milwaukee Art Museum announces new museum library at historic Judge Jason Downer mansion
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Milwaukee Art Museum announces new museum library at historic Judge Jason Downer mansion

The three-story Judge Jason Downer mansion was designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix and built in 1874.

Dijkstra’s recent video installations to debut at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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Dijkstra’s recent video installations to debut at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Over the past 30 years, Dijkstra has produced a sensitive and eloquent body of photographic and video work.

Old Masters from Private Collections opens at Milwaukee Art Museum July 29
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Old Masters from Private Collections opens at Milwaukee Art Museum July 29

Exhibition affords a rare look at art from local collections

July brings film, food, and family-fun events to the Museum!
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July brings film, food, and family-fun events to the Museum!

The Museum is open Monday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays until 8 p.m.

Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Director
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Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Director

Marcelle Polednik selected from field of dozens of national candidates; poised to harness Museum’s momentum

Donna and Donald Baumgartner make historic endowment gift to Milwaukee Art Museum
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Donna and Donald Baumgartner make historic endowment gift to Milwaukee Art Museum

$8 million gift dedicated to support Museum Director; largest gift ever made to institution’s endowment

Artist’s first major museum exhibition explores photography in the Internet age
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Artist’s first major museum exhibition explores photography in the Internet age

Milwaukee Art Museum debuts Penelope Umbrico: Future Perfect May 5

New Milwaukee Art Museum Membership Offers More Access to Area Families
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New Milwaukee Art Museum Membership Offers More Access to Area Families

“Family Access Membership” available starting May 15

Awaken the Sense, Welcome Spring at Milwaukee Art Museum’s Annual “Art in Bloom”
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Awaken the Sense, Welcome Spring at Milwaukee Art Museum’s Annual “Art in Bloom”

The popular floral spectacle, marketplace and fashion show returns March 17-20

January Highlights at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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January Highlights at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Last chance to see acclaimed photography exhibition Larry Sultan: Here and Home, and first glimpse of Wisconsin's most talented young artists

Milwaukee Art Museum offers free admission, late hours New Year’s Day thanks to Meijer Free First Fridays
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Milwaukee Art Museum offers free admission, late hours New Year’s Day thanks to Meijer Free First Fridays

Monthly free day and extended hours switch to Fridays in 2016

Highly Anticipated Opening of Milwaukee Art Museum’s Renovated Collection Galleries Set for November 24
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Highly Anticipated Opening of Milwaukee Art Museum’s Renovated Collection Galleries Set for November 24

Restored, Reinstalled, and Reimagined Museum Delivers a New Future for the Iconic Milwaukee Institution and a Visitor Experience to Match the New Space

Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New President of Its Board of Trustees
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Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New President of Its Board of Trustees

Mr. Layden is a partner at Quarles & Brady and is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group.

Milwaukee Art Museum Brings Art to the Community
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Milwaukee Art Museum Brings Art to the Community

This summer, the Milwaukee Art Museum is bringing creativity and ingenuity into the community with Kohl’s Color Wheels!

Free Museum Admission for Veterans, Active Military Begins on Memorial Day
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Free Museum Admission for Veterans, Active Military Begins on Memorial Day

Veterans, Active Military free all summer long

Milwaukee Art Museum announces new Curator of American and Decorative Arts
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Milwaukee Art Museum announces new Curator of American and Decorative Arts

The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Ruud as the new Constance and Dudley J. Godfrey Jr. Curator of American Art and Decorative Arts

TCDaily Giveaway: MAM’s “Thomas Sully: Painted Performance”
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MAM’s “Thomas Sully

Don’t miss “Thomas Sully: Painted Performance,” on view now at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Inspired by his love of the theater, this American master painter brought dynamic characters to life featuring 19th-century celebrities and theatrical classics. Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum website for more information.