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Museum Gallery & Exhibit Status

  • Temporarily Closed to the Public. Tentative Open on April 7.
    Museum Gallery & Exhibit Status

    For the safety of members, staff and volunteers, the museum is temporarily closed to the public. Please check back for updates.

    For more information on our temporary closure, click here.

March

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays at Home
    With MOWA temporarily closed to the public, we are bringing Studio Saturday to you!

    Get creative and explore new art techniques each week using common materials and art supplies you have around the house. We'll provide the inspiration and the step-by-step instructions to create you own unique artwork from the comfort of your own home.

    Check out our Facebook Page for details.

April

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays at Home
    With MOWA temporarily closed to the public, we are bringing Studio Saturday to you!

    Get creative and explore new art techniques each week using common materials and art supplies you have around the house. We'll provide the inspiration and the step-by-step instructions to create you own unique artwork from the comfort of your own home.


    Check out our Facebook Page for details.
  • Saturday, April 25 | 10:30–1:30
    MOWA Masters | Etching Workshop with Scott Espeseth
    Make a zinc plate etching using the latest non-toxic techniques. Artist and printmaker Scott Espeseth will take you through the basics of this centuries old print process. Participants will etch their own unique design into a zinc plate, and produce their own print using an etching press. Register at wisconsinart.org/mowamasters $80 with Membership |All supplies included

May

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    Studio Saturdays
    Visit the galleries then discover a new art technique every month, Details
  • Saturday, May 2 | 1:00–2:00
    See It, Feel It: People’s Intuitive Reactions to Famous Art
    Join author Dan Hill as he discusses his book First Blush. Ever wonder what people’s actual experience is when standing before a work of art? It’s time to get the inside scoop. Prepare yourself for the fascinating results from the largest study ever done involving eye tracking and art, which reveals not only where people look but also how they feel about what they’re seeing. This lecture draws on insights gathered from the Renaissance to the latest contemporary works.
  • Thursday, May 7 | 11:00–12:00
    Curator Talk
    Meet Director of Collections and Exhibitions Graeme Reid in the Hyde Gallery for a behind the scenes tour of the Meeker exhibition and an introduction to the artist’s printmaking processes.
  • Saturday, May 9 | 10:30–1:30
    Mother's Day Studio Saturday
    Create unique Mother’s Day gifts.
  • Saturday, May 30 | 11:00–2:00
    Press on Wheels Screen Printing
    The Center for Collaborative Research will have their Press on Wheels parked at MOWA for an afternoon of screen printing. Learn about the silk screening process and take home a shirt with a Meeker/MOWA-themed, hand-pulled (by you) design! Register at wisconsinart.org/mowamasters $45 with Membership | All supplies included

June

  • Every Saturday | 10:30–1:30
    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, June 6 | 10:30–1:00
    Taking Leather to the Limit
    Join Milwaukee’s 2019 Artist of the Year Rosemary Ollison as she leads a class on her process of creating unique and beautiful pieces of jewelry. Design your very own bracelets, necklaces, and garlands out of recycled leather scraps and beads. Registrants are encouraged to bring leather scraps to recycle for the project. Register at wisconsinart.org/mowamasters $40 with Membership | All supplies included