MOWA Activities

Activities for Adults

Whether it’s an intriguing conversation with an artist, a provocative lecture on contemporary culture, or a studio class learning a new art technique, MOWA programs offer something for everyone.

Talks and Lectures


Free for members

From artist talks in the galleries to more formal lectures, innovative thinkers and makers are a staple of MOWA’s ongoing conversation.

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Studio Classes


Registration Required

We pair adult studio classes with current exhibitions and exhibiting artists to encourage fresh ways of looking at and making art. Registration required.

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First Wednesday of every month, 10:30–11:30

Art+Wellness is a drop in series focusing on topics that promote wellness and inspire a creative life. Free for members, Art+Wellness activities are held the first Wednesday of the month.

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Art+Wellness is sponsored by

Spark!—Connecting Art to Memory


Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00–11:30

Designed for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners, SPARK! engages participants with interactive cultural experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support, and inspire creativity. Free for families to attend. Registration required. Download a flyer

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Art & Chalk Fest

All Ages

August 19–20, 2023

This FREE, outdoor, all ages live arts festival is set amidst the museum’s four-acre campus and features artists from the Wisconsin arts community. Art & Chalk Fest is recognized nationally for its competitive live chalk art displays, art-making demonstrations, live music, and plenty to eat and drink.

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All Ages

November 3–5, 2023

Bloomin’ is an annual floral extravaganza that pairs the ephemeral beauty of florals with the enduring artworks in the galleries. The three-day weekend event ushers in the holiday season with artful displays, floral and environmental demonstrations, and curated shopping.

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Private Tours


Registration Required, $15/person

Navigate the periods and concepts of Wisconsin art with a private tour. Our expert guides share background information about artists, present social and historical contexts, and suggest connections to everyday life. $15/person.

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