Milwaukee Art Museum
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Kids and Families Invited to Virtually Experience the Milwaukee Art Museum at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays

Virtual visitors can make and share art, hear a story and explore the galleries online.

By - May 26th, 2020 11:33 am

Milwaukee, Wis. – May 26, 2020 – Though the Museum is temporarily closed, on Sunday, June 7, kids and families can go online to enjoy Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays at Home, a virtual edition of the popular event. Beginning at 10 a.m. visitors to the site can explore a host of special activities centered around animals in art.

Drawing inspiration from animals found in the Museum’s collection, the site will feature how-to videos and demonstrations exploring painting, sculpture and more, created by the Museum’s team of educators.

Participants will be encouraged to display their own artworks in the event by sharing photos on social media, using #MAMStudioAtHome, and families are invited to search for animals as they take a virtual tour of the Museum’s Folk and Self-Taught Art galleries.

Virtual visitors can also enjoy a performance by musician and educator, Steve Girman, and a story read by the Museum’s Director of Youth and Family Programs, Emily Sullivan.

There is no charge for Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays at Home. Families can make an online donation to support the Museum, local artists, vendors and partners.

About Family Sundays
Families can experience art together at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays, the Museum’s special event with hands-on art-making activities, performances and more, which happens five times a year. For additional information, visit mam.org/artgeneration.

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes people from throughout the community and the world to find themselves and lose themselves in art, creativity and culture. At any one time, visitors can experience over 2,500 works on view within the Museum’s collection galleries and three ever-changing exhibition spaces; participate in engaging programming; and explore the one-of-a-kind spaces across the 24-acre lakefront campus. The iconic architecture brings together structures designed by Eero Saarinen, David Kahler and Santiago Calatrava. Famous for its moving Burke Brise Soleil, the Museum serves as a symbol for Milwaukee pride and connects the shores of Lake Michigan to the city’s bustling downtown.

Because the health and safety of the Milwaukee community is our highest priority, the Museum is currently closed and all events are canceled. The Museum will announce its reopening when the Centers for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services deem it safe for area businesses to resume normal operations. In the interim, staff are working from home, ensuring that the Museum remains a vital resource for the community both online today and when we reopen our doors in the future. Updates can always be found on the Museum’s website, mam.org.

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