Milwaukee Art Museum and the Free First Thursday

Every first Thursday of every month the Milwaukee Art Museum is free and open to the public. The parking is eight dollars, but a short side trip to the north can take those rainy, cold, snowy, grey days away this winter and early spring!

Check out the new temporary exhibit, Accidental Genius Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection it celebrates a major gift to the museum with works from many European self-taught artists. The exhibition runs from February 10th to May 6th this year.  Also, opening this month is the new Kohl’s Children Gallery on February 25th where kids and adults can become an artist!

Some great permanent exhibits to see are the Chair Park. Take a seat in many different seats from over many centuries. Which one is the comfiest?

Another one to see the  “Loca Miraculi: Rooms of Wonder.” This exhibit takes you through artist’s renditions of drawers and all interesting tidbits of life from geology to living organisms. Try to find the fountain in drawer. Don’t forget to pick up a catalogue near the entrance and exit of the exhibit. It will guide you through the drawers and pieces of human evolution and history.

Finally Hidden Dimensions, tells of sex, scandal, death, and religion through pieces of art such as chairs that look like headstones and sitting tables that are meant for a lady and gentlemen to sit a little too close to each other.

Other exhibit to see are the self-taught art on the third floor and the modern art on the main level. There is so much to see allow yourself ample time!


  1. I feel like I’m there!!

  2. Claire Bayorek says

    Looks interesting.

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