Museum of Wisconsin Art

A Different Kind of Museum

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August 10 | 6:00

The MOWA Contemporary 2024—Wisconsin’s most illustrious art auction

Both seasoned collectors and those who simply celebrate outstanding art gather together at Wisconsin’s premier auction event. The MOWA Contemporary helps raise important support for the museum and Wisconsin’s exceptional community of artists. The MOWA Contemporary 2024 features a curated selection of more than forty works of art and art experiences by a compelling mix of established and emerging artists. Fifty percent of each sale will be given to the artist as a part of MOWA’s commitment to the art and culture of the state.

Works featured in the auction will be on view beginning Saturday, July 26, at MOWA | DTN, the museum’s downtown Milwaukee satellite located inside Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel. The biennial event itself, on August 10, includes a spectacular dinner, two art auctions, and an unparalleled evening of celebration. Tickets go quickly, so reserve your seat or an entire table for you and your friends.



A network of locations and community partners

MOWA can be found around the state with two permanent venues—the West Bend “Mothership” and MOWA | DTN in downtown Milwaukee—and two partnering community organizations that make its programs and collections accessible and free.

Land Acknowledgment Statement

The Museum of Wisconsin Art stands on the ancestral lands of the Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and Potawatomi people. We pay respects to their elders past and present and acknowledge the Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and Potawatomi people who have stewarded this land through the generations.

Celebrate the Arts and Culture of Wisconsin

To our members, donors, and community partners—thank you for being an important part of our journey.

Your contribution to the 2022 MOWA Fund will help MOWA continue to fulfill its special role in the arts and culture of our state for generations to come.


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Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2024 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.