Art Museum to offer free admission

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:43 am

The Milwaukee Art Museum will offer free admission to visitors on Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, as part of its Community Days event.

 

The event will celebrate the museum’s 125th anniversary and will highlight the opening of its new feature exhibition titled “30 Americans,” which showcases 31 contemporary works by African American artists and explores the influence of race, gender, identity and culture. The exhibit will be available for viewing through Sept. 8 and coincides with an exhibit titled “Wisconsin 30” that displays work of African American artists from the state.

Community Days will also include a number of special programming, performance and lecture opportunities for patrons. Families will be able to take part in sketching and painting activities in the museum’s Windhover Hall, thanks to Kohl’s Cares. All guests will have a chance to listen to live music by Jahmes Finlayson, sit in on an interactive drum performance by Jam AK Jam, and see a dance show choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz in the Museum’s Cudahy Gardens Fountains.

On Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. a roundtable discussion will take place, opening up dialogue about the roles of black men in society. On Sunday, June 16, at 2 p.m. director Brad Pruitt will screen his documentary, “Mark My Words.”

Community Days participants will be granted access throughout the entire museum during its hours of operation, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is located at 700 N. Art Museum Dr. in downtown Milwaukee. For more information about the museum, its collections and its community programming, visit www.mam.org.

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