The Art Ball 

The Art Ball 2021 marks the museum's 60th anniversary. It's an occasion to honor the past and  celebrate the museum's journey from the community gallery established by Melitta Hedwig Suder-Pick in 1961 to the innovative cultural focus that is the Museum of Wisconsin Art today.

This year, MOWA proudly honors a group of strong and visionary women who, like our founder,  have boldly shaped and transformed the cultural landscape of Wisconsin. If the last year has taught us anything, it is that time is a gift, and it's a gift worth sharing, which is what we plan to do at this momentous October gathering. 

Hyde Award for Wisconsin Art
This year's honoree is museum founder Melitta Hedwig Suder-Pick (1886–1972) and her granddaughters Loraine Budke and Andrea Sellinger

2021 Honorary Visionary Women
Diane Ballweg | Lea Culver | Katie Heil
Jacqueline Herd-Barber | Prudence Pick Hway 
Cassandra McShepard | Della Wells

Saturday, October 2, 2021 | 6:00

Enjoy cocktails and dinner, live art experiences, and an After Party with DJ Shawna


Saint KateThe Arts Hotel
Home of MOWA | DTN
139 East Kilbourn Avenue | Milwaukee
Valet Parking Available

Black Tie Attire

Reservations Required

The event will adhere to CDC guidelines

More more information contact Director of Development Heidi Wirth at 262-247-2262 or