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The Milwaukee Museum Mile Presents Its 8th Annual MMM Day on Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

By - Apr 23rd, 2019 02:18 pm

Milwaukee, WI, April 23, 2019 – The Eighth Annual Milwaukee Museum Mile Day celebration will once again take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  #MMMDay is a great way to spend Mother’s Day exploring five unique museums on Milwaukee’s historic East Side.

All five MMM museums/galleries will offer free or reduced admission and light refreshments, including champagne and lemonade at some locations. Other event offerings during the day include activities for children, prize drawings and free docent-led or self-guided tours at the museums.

Walk, bike or shuttle to MMM museums! 

All MMM museums are within walking distance of each other. A free shuttle bus will run continuously every half hour between all museums beginning at 11:00 a.m. from MOWA at Saint John’s On The Lake and ending at 4:00 p.m. Participants are welcome to utilize street parking near museums or use the county parking lot in Lake Park at Newberry and Lake Drive, one block north of North Point Lighthouse along Wahl Avenue.

Milwaukee Museum Mile museum locations and MMM Day admission discounts for each museum:

  • Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Avenue (414-278-8295)  – FREE
  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue (414-390-5730) – FREE
  • MOWA at Saint John’s On The Lake, 1800 N. Prospect Avenue (414-831-6875) – FREE
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue (414-271-3656) – FREE
  • North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue (414-332-6754) – Ages 12+, $5  •  Under 12, FREE  •  Seniors 65+, Active/Retired Military w/ID, FREE

What to See and Do During MMM Day

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

  • Exhibit – Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman
  • Kids’ Activity – Zoom In Scavenger Hunt
  • Prize Drawing – “Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends” book by David Fantle and Tom Johnson and “I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir” book by Lee Grant

MOWA at Saint John’s On The Lake

  • Exhibit – Robin Jebavy: Dazzling
  • Refreshments – Champagne, lemonade and cookies
  • Kids’ Activity – Origami
  • Prize Drawing – Polo shirt with logo

Charles Allis Art Museum

  • Exhibit – Rising Artists: Selections from the Rufus King High School Senior Art Exhibit
  • Kids’ Activity – Cherry blossom painting
  • Prize Drawing – One-year Dual CAVT Family Membership and “Cyril Colnik, Man of Iron” book by Alan J. Strekow

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

  • Exhibit – Moving Images: British Royal Portraiture and the Circulation of Ideas
  • Kids’ Activity – Decorating paper spinners
  • Prize Drawing – One-year Dual CAVT Family Membership and “Cyril Colnik, Man of Iron” book by Alan J. Strekow

North Point Lighthouse

  • Exhibits – Learn about Milwaukee’s lighthouses and Great Lakes maritime history
  • Refreshments – Lemonade, tea and cookies
  • Kids’ Activity – Draw, stamp and stencil a lighthouse
  • Prize Drawing – “B is for Beacon: A Great Lakes Lighthouse Alphabet” book by Helen L. Wilbur and “Images of America: North Point Milwaukee Lighthouse” book by Ken and Barb Wardius
  • Climb the tower for a spectacular 360° view of the lake and city
  • Attend the book signing for “Sport: The Ship Dog of the Great Lakes”

Grand Prize Drawing

One winner will be selected from all the museum drawing entries for a grand prize! Visit mmmday.org for details.

About the Milwaukee Museum Mile

Five small- and medium-sized arts and culture museums, located on Milwaukee’s historic East Side along the Lake Michigan shoreline, have banded together to create the Milwaukee Museum Mile. This joint effort presents an affordable way to enjoy multiple museum experiences, while promoting the East Side as a destination for Milwaukee residents and visitors to our city. The museums are located within a comfortable walking distance of each other and offer visitors the opportunity to discover Milwaukee’s hidden museum jewels, and experience the history, architecture, culture and art that have come to define our great city.

Visit mmmday.org for more information 

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