Calendar 

August

  • Every Thursday | 12:00–12:20
    Express Talks
    Join us for a 20-minute introduction to Wisconsin art. Every talk is different, so come often.
  • Every Saturday | 10:00–1:00
    Studio Saturdays
    Studio Saturdays is a drop-in art making studio for families of all ages. Make a mess and explore new art techniques each week. Details
  • Saturday, August 18 | 10:00–5:00
    Special Studio Saturdays
    Get inspired by the work of David Harper and explore the art of mask making. This extended Studio Saturday takes place opening day of Harper’s exhibition, A Fear of Unknown Origin, Details
  • Saturday, August 18 | 2:00–5:00
    Late Summer Exhibitions Opening Party
    Celebrate the opening of four extraordinary exhibitions and enjoy live music, art making, light bites, and a cash bar. Exhibitions include Joseph Friebert: A Life in Art, Family Albums: Kith and Kin in Focus, Fore and Aft: A Vitreous View of Contemporary Glass, and David Harper: A Fear of Unknown Origin.
  • Tuesday, August 21 | 10:00–10:45
    Mini Masters
    An art-making adventure for young artists and their caregivers, Details
  • August 22, 23, and 24 | 10:30–3:30
    Back to School Art Camp (Ages 10+)
    Get ready for the school year! Spend the week creating fun items to kick off fall classes in style. Attend one, two, or all three days of camp. Learn more and register.
  • Saturday, August 25 | 10:30–3:00
    Colored Pencil with Kelly Thorn Dulka
    Create an impressive work of art using colored pencils. In this studio class, you will learn principles of composition and techniques for drawing, 3-D modeling, pencil handling, and gold leaf application. Learn more and register.
  • Saturday, August 25 | 2:00–3:00
    Joseph Friebert: Painter and Father
    Joseph Friebert’s life and career will be the focus of a talk by his daughter, Susan Friebert Rossen. Details.
  • Tuesday, August 28 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK!
    Multisensory engagement for people with memory loss and their carepartners, Details
     

September

  • Every Thursday | 12:00-12:20
    Express Talks
    Join us for a 20-minute introduction to Wisconsin art. Every talk is different, so come often.
  • Every Saturday | 10:00–1:00
    Studio Saturdays
    Studio Saturdays is a drop-in art making studio for families of all ages. Make a mess and explore new art techniques each week. Details
  • Tuesday, September 4 | 10:00–10:45
    Mini Masters
    An art-making adventure for young artists and their caregivers, Details
  • Saturday, September 8 | 10:00–1:00
    Grandparent's Day
    In celebration of national Grandparent’s Day, join us for a book reading and signing by Bonnie Leick, illustrator of Beautiful Moon. Then jump into the studio with the illustrator for an art project inspired by her book. Details
  • Saturday, September 8 | Anytime from 2:00–4:00
    Casual Conversations with the Author
    Meet Susan Friebert Rossen in the Hyde Gallery where she will share stories about her father, Joseph Friebert. Details.
  • Tuesday, September 11 | 10:30–11:30
    Coffee Talks
    Caffeine-fueled presentations that delve into a breadth of topics, Details
  • Tuesday, September 11 | 11:30–3:30
    Jewelry Trunk Show
    Explore cutting-edge jewelry by Wisconsin artist Brenda Schweder in the MOWA Shop.
  • Thursday, September 13 | 6:30–7:30
    Artist Talk
    Artist Jason S. Yi and Sculpture Milwaukee Project Director Marilu Knode share their experiences in both creating and cultivating world-class, place-based art in Wisconsin. Details.
  • Saturday, September 15 | 10:30–3:00
    Now That's A Jig! with Brenda Schweder
    Brenda Schweder will teach you how to make fabulous wire jewelry using her invention, Now That’s a Jig! Learn more and register.
  • Saturday, September 15 | 2:00–3:00
    Talk with Robert Cozzolino
    Join Robert Cozzolino—Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art—as he explores Joseph Friebert’s work, how it connects to American modernism, and its deviation from Wisconsin art of his time. Details.
  • Tuesday, September 18 | 10:00–10:45
    Mini Masters
    An art-making adventure for young artists and their caregivers, Details
  • Tuesday, September 25 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK!
    Multisensory engagement for people with memory loss and their carepartners, Details

October

  • Every Thursday | 12:00–12:20
    Express Talks
    Join us for a 20-minute introduction to Wisconsin art. Every talk is different, so come often.
  • Every Saturday | 10:00–1:00
    Studio Saturday
    Studio Saturdays is a drop-in art making studio for families of all ages. Make a mess and explore new art techniques each week. Details
  • Tuesday, October 2 | 10:00–10:45
    Mini Masters
    Drop in for an art-making adventure for young artists and their caregivers. Details.
  • Wednesday, October 3 | 9:00 am
    Registration Opens: 2018 Members' Show
    Be one of the first 250 MOWA members to submit work for inclusion in the 2018 Members' Show! Click here for more details.
  • Tuesday, October 9 | 10:30–11:30
    Coffee Talks
    Caffeine-fueled presentations that delve into a breadth of topics. Details.
  • Wednesday, October 10 | 11:30–1:00
    Women's Forum of Wisconsin
    Featuring Christine Pharr, Ph.D. President, Mount Mary University, Register
  • Tuesday, October 16 | 10:00–10:45
    Mini Masters
    Drop in for an art-making adventure for young artists and their caregivers. Details.
  • Saturday, October 18 | 2:00–5:00
    Opening Party
    Meet the artists and enjoy live music, light bites, and a cash bar.
  • Saturday, October 27 | 10:00–1:00
    Special Studio Saturday
    Join us for a spooky Halloween, Details
  • Tuesday, October 31 | 10:30–12:00
    SPARK! Conversations
    For people with memory loss and their caregivers, Details