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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

By - Nov 29th, 2016 01:28 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum. Photo courtesy of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee Art Museum.

Milwaukee, Wis. — The Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates its most exciting holiday season yet, featuring new special exhibitions Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade and Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art in the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery, and festive holiday events. The Museum is the perfect place to bring friends, families and out-of-town guests.

On Dec. 4 families can take a break from the winter weather and immerse themselves in the Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays Tropical Holiday event.  Kids of all ages can also make art projects perfect to keep, or to give as a holiday gifts in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio, which will be open for special winter break hours, December 26-30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (7 p.m. on Friday).

A decadent New Year’s Eve Dinner Dec. 31 is destined to become an annual tradition. And for savvy holiday shoppers, the Museum Store is Milwaukee’s source for artist-made, unique and locally sourced gifts, and offers in-store and online discounts through the month of December.

A full listing of events is below. For more information, visit or call 414/224-3200.

Holiday Shopping Events

Ornament Signing: Kelli Busch
Friday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Shoppers can meet local artist Kelli Busch who designed this year’s commemorative ornament exclusively for the Museum Store. She will personalize colorful cityscapes for a uniquely special gift and collectible. Museum admission is not required to shop.

Cyber Monday Online Shopping Special
Through Friday, Dec. 18

Beginning Cyber Monday through Dec. 18, everyone receives free shipping in the continental U.S. on online purchases over $25. Visit

Member Double Discount Days
Fridays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 10 a.m.‒8 p.m.

Museum Members can shop for holiday décor and one-of-a-kind gifts in the Museum Store, online and in the exhibition store—with a 20% discount.

Tastings: East End Wine Bar

Friday, Dec. 9 and 16, 5–7 p.m.

Drop in and sample everything from beer to bourbon, chocolate to cheese.  Free with Museum admission.

Free Live Music in Windhover Hall

Bruce Anthony Holiday Concert
Saturday, Dec. 3, 12 p.m.

Festive Joy with Brioso
Saturday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m.

Pius XI Madrigal Ensemble Holiday Concert
Sunday, Dec. 11, 12:15 p.m.

Spring City Brass Quintet
Thursday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m.

About the Milwaukee Art Museum

Home to a rich collection of over 30,000 works of art, the Milwaukee Art Museum is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Its campus includes the Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, annually showcasing three feature exhibitions, and the Eero Saarinen–designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center and David Kahler-designed addition. The Museum reopened its Collection Galleries in 2015, debuting nearly 2,500 world-class works of art within dramatically transformed galleries and a new lakefront addition.

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