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Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade
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Kim Zellermayer Hoppe
· November 12, 2016
I love how welcoming the MAM is to my children! My 6 year has been studying Winslow Homer and came to the Milwaukee Art Museum specifically for the gorgeous pai...nting, Hark! The Lark. The woman at the entrance desk was incredibly patient looking up the painting's location for my daughter and thoroughly describing how to use the museum map so that my daughter could navigate the museum independently. She felt such great respect from the staff as she made her way through the collections.

The most magical moment was when we ended our visit at the museum gift shop. The staff member at the check out asked her about her visit and upon my daughter's enthusiastic response about finding the Homer painting, the "MAM Fairy" pulled out a complimentary mug with that very painting's print on it just for my daughter! Her mind was officially blown. (And I clearly forgot to snag my member mug last year. Whoops!) She will always remember that visit! Thank you friendly stranger!

I have hesitated many days to take my children to certain businesses, galleries and museums due to my concern of them being viewed as too spirited, too energetic and too loud. The MAM is a place of all generations and I love sharing my love of art with my children in such a welcoming space. Thank you MAM!
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John McGee
· January 7, 2017
I've lived in Milwaukee for just over 1 year now and made Regular trips to the museum. The Milwaukee Art Museum is one of the finest museums I've been to in a v...ery long time. I enjoy it more than Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's a wonderful place to be. With a staff that is amazing. And the art collection is wonderful to behold. Whenever I get stuck on a painting that I want or need inspiration for, I make a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum. See More
Jan Smith Revelle
· November 13, 2016
A beautiful place to have a wedding. Maneuvering from floor to floor is easy and the parking garage was warm enough that we could leave our coats in the car. Th...e only con is that the woman's bathroom is at the end of a long hall, and if you use the elevator, it's a long walk. Didn't see any of the art though. See More
Joel Carter
· November 19, 2016
The staff from Milwaukee Art Museum works hard to ensure that our city has the opportunity to enjoy curated exhibits that many larger cities do not always get. ...Haunted Screens is the most recent example. The variety and quality of the permanent exhibits include examples of both Art and Design without limitations imposed so you can experience a wide scale of artistic examples. I am at a loss as to why anyone would rate this cultural institution low. See More
Larry Fiske
· January 27, 2017
......... so very fortunate to have this amazing facility close to us. It's no in the world over and its contents are indeed treasures. I'm still giving it FIVE *'s .......but wish some of the simplistic "modern art" could take up less space and allow more of the Masters work throughout!.
Catherine Nowak
· February 24, 2017
The Milwaukee Art Museum is a place where imagination can run rampant, and in the most creative and extraordinary of ways. Unlike other museums I've been to, it... is truly interactive in ways that opens your mind and challenges you to fall into the creative spell it weaves around you. It regularly holds art classes, both private and public. There's always a new exhibit that allows visitors to be A PART of the museum itself! They offer drawing pads you take with you throughout the exhibits so you can doodle, should you become inspired. There are even interactive audio devices that allow you to delve deeper into the history of any given piece of work displayed in the different galleries.

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to have a memorable and creative experience in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin.
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Chris Browne
· December 28, 2016
I have never been to an art museum before but I have been studying & doing art for a long time so I found it to be very exciting and this museum did not let me down. I had a great time.
Marlene Cohen Balik
· February 20, 2017
Absolutely beautiful building in a perfect location. We loved the museum. Such a wonderful eclectic collection of art. We had a fabulous afternoon. As well, the docent inspired us even more with his knowledge of the history and the Art work during the one-hour tour.
Taylor Shirley
· November 13, 2016
Visiting for a week from Houston, TX and so far the art museum has been my favorite part of the trip. Spectacular exhibits! Make sure you give yourself a solid 3 hours to see everything. I went at the end of the day and had two hours to see everything and it felt rushed at the end.
Denise Carter
· February 18, 2017
It was a fun atmosphere with my co-workers and friends, however I wanted to hear more dance 80's music and some of the love songs from the 80's, overall it was a fun time.

By the way, the deviled eggs were delicious.

Gary Garcia
· February 12, 2017
Always a fun experience. Was able to witness the scholastic awards as well. We have so many talented kids in our city, aspiring artists...great to see them recognized for their efforts.

Go soon and see the scholastic artworks on the west hall.
Chuck Benya
· January 23, 2017
The best regional fine arts museum in the states. The German Expressionism in Cinema special exhibit was awesome! Thank you as always for making the trip from Chicago worth it.
Jessica Salas
· October 17, 2016
We loved our experience on Saturday with the Kohls sponsored Dia de los Muertos celebration. My kids (2 & 4) had a blast and best of all it was so affordable! Thank you to Kohls and everyone at MAM for helping us make great memories!
Edwina Kavanaugh
· October 23, 2016
I enjoyed the German Expressionism in Cinema exhibit and the American landscapes exhibit earlier this year. The museum has a nice collection in various areas and the exhibits I've seen have been well curated. Then of course there is the fabulous building and lake!
Jaime Bernabe
· January 22, 2017
Excellent place for entertainment, the events are well done and the arts are so amazing. Do you think that could have an event from Peru or Sub America? WE want to see something different. Thank you!
Maxwell Field
· November 5, 2016
As with all art not everything was for me but a lot of art was really amazing and there was a wide variety to appreciate for our party. 5/5 would definitely go again.
Eathen C Smith
· December 7, 2016
Beautiful place to spend the day, and I do mean the entire day. Don't worry about running out of steam. Great little coffee place in the spectacular latest addi...tion. Need something more substantial? No problem, because there's a great little cafe too. Staff was warm friendly and very helpful. Definitely a must see. See More
Anne Slatinsky Raskopf
· November 23, 2016
Truly a Milwaukee treasure. I'm inspired by the wonderful collections and it's great to see all the works that have not been on display due to lack of space.
Jason W. Norris
· October 17, 2016
Was very impressed at what a wonderful experience this was. Everything from accessibility and parking to wonderful architecture and brilliant art and displays were all excellent. If you've not been here before, I highly recommend!
Rosemary Connelly
· November 20, 2016
My favorite place to go when I visit my daughter who lives in Milwaukee! The museum itself is gorgeous and there is always a fantastic exhibit to enjoy!

CLOSING SUNDAY — Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade.

The exhibition explores the career of Heade, now regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 19th century, and features stunning landscape and still life paintings.

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Mark your calendars! The Museum will honor the beloved architect with the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: Buildings for the Prairie, opening July 28.

Wisconsin is celebrating the 150th birthday of native son Frank Lloyd Wright with events and a new 200-mile trail directing visitors to nine of the sites, homes and buildings he designed.

"...I am just one of those people who is building structures out in the world for other people to figure out how to get around." - Lawrence Weiner

See the conceptual artist's Currents 37: LAWRENCE WEINER: INHERENT INNATE TENSION on view now in Windhover Hall through April 2.

Article: Artspace

Lawrence Weiner talks with Bejamin Buchloh about setting off explosives in national parks, the relationship between design and class, and finding Godard.

See over-the-top gowns and accessories created entirely from flowers and foliage at Beauty in Bloom: Floral Fashion Show, part of our annual #ArtinBloom weekend.

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The construction of #MilwaukeeCollects is underway! Learn more about the exhibition, focusing on local, private art collections, here:

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NOW ON VIEW— Fourteen Guerrilla Girls prints from the portfolio "Guerrilla Girls Talk Back: The First Five Years."

Founded in 1985, the Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous collective of woman artists who draw attention to the status of women and people of color in the art world. Fashioning themselves as “masked avengers” in the tradition of Wonder Woman and the Lone Ranger, they wear gorilla masks to shield their identities during performances and provocations. Their posters use irony and double entendre to bring crisp humor to hard-hitting statistics and commentary.

See the feminist activist artists THIS WEDNESDAY at Guerrilla Girls - MIAD Creativity Series!

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Learn how the Civil War influenced the interpretation of two paintings by acclaimed American artist Eastman Johnson in our latest exhibition - Eastman Johnson and a Nation Divided. On view now.

Image: Eastman Johnson, The Old Stagecoach, 1871. Layton Art Collection, Inc., Gift of Frederick Layton. Photo credit: John R. Glembin.

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#ArtinBloom, an annual tribute to art and flowers, returns next month! March 23-26 see florists bring works of art to life and our Collection Galleries transform!

Tickets available here:

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Head down to the Museum this weekend to see one (or all) of our four new exhibitions! FOX6 News Milwaukee gives you the inside track.

MILWAUKEE -- A brand new work of art, created specifically for the Milwaukee Art Museum, is changing people's experience as soon as they enter the building. It is one of four new exhibits in place this winter. Words in bright blue and black vinyl greet visitors at the Milwaukee Art Museum. "It actua...|By FOX6 News Milwaukee

BEHIND THE SCENES—Curators Margaret Andera and Brandon Ruud work with Museum staff on the model of our upcoming exhibition #MilwaukeeCollects.

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JUST ANNOUNCED— Milwaukee Collects, our upcoming special exhibition, offers visitors a rare and unique glimpse into some of the city’s most interesting private art collections.

The exhibition draws works from nearly 50 collections and includes more than 100 objects, bringing the community’s passion for collecting art into focus. Artworks in the exhibition span centuries, media and artistic styles including early American paintings, contemporary sculpture, icons of modern photography, Impressionist canvases and hallmarks of Art Deco design—by artists from Jules Chéret to Ed Ruscha.

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Largely forgotten by scholars and collectors, Martin Johnson Heade is being revisited as one of the most inventive painters of his time in our latest exhibition, Nature and Opulence, now in its FINAL weeks!

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A history of the color red on Valentine's Day.

From the ochre bison of Altamira’s cave paintings to Titian’s intense vermilion, artists have been drawn to vivid red pigments for thousands of years.

The Museum's East End is "a particularly stellar way to start off your Valentine's Day evening plans."

Take your sweetie somewhere refreshing and new.
The Milwaukee Art Museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education.
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