Milwaukee Art Museum, which recently reopened, will offer both online and in-person events for the whole family this spring. Visitors can also enjoy exploring new artworks and exhibitions on the main and lower levels.
Through through April 11: Susan Meiselas: Through a Woman’s Lens has been extended through April 11 at the Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts. The exhibition presents never-before-shown photographs by documentary photographer Meiselas, alongside iconic series that reflect the artist’s ongoing commitment to focusing on the lives and perspectives of women on the edges of the mainstream. An in-depth virtual tour is available at mam.org through the end of May.
April 21 and May 26: Via virtual Member Art Breaks, Amanda Brown, Collections Manager for works on paper, will lead a presentation on modern Mexican prints on April 21 at noon. Then, on May 26 at noon, Terri White, Associate Conservator of Objects, and Rick Knight, Framer/Mountmaker, will present and offer Members a behind-the-scenes look at one of the Museum’s beloved and unique sculptures, Untitled by Robert Gober.
May: All month long, Members can bring an extra guest to the Museum for free, beyond the number their membership usually allows. Members can also take part in a scavenger hunt through the galleries, and Members receive 20 percent (or double their usual discount) off when they shop online. (The gift shop is currently closed in-person.)
Beginning May 23: Kids and their families can explore art in three dimensions during Kohl’s Family Sundays at Home: Sculpture. Through June 6, visitors can learn about methods and materials in the Museum’s sculpture collection, and get inspired to make their own creations.
June 11: Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820–1920, the first major exhibition to focus on the influence of Spanish art and culture on American painting, opens at in the Baker/Rowland Galleries. Through more than 100 paintings, photographs and prints, the exhibition features artists and movements that expand upon areas of particular strength in the Museum’s collection. It features major works by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri and John Singer Sargent alongside their Spanish contemporaries.
Various dates: At Story Time in the Galleries: At Home on April 3, May 1 and June 5 at 10:30 a.m., a Museum educator will read a story, show a work from the collection and lead an activity. At Play Date with Art: At Home on April 9 and May 14, families can visit mam.org/playdate at 10 a.m. to enjoy art activities, performances and close-up views of Museum artworks.
Milwaukee Art Museum is open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit mam.org.