Holiday Events at Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates its most exciting holiday season yet, featuring new special exhibitions Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade and Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art in the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery, and festive holiday events.

On December 4 families can take a break from the winter weather and immerse themselves in the Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays Tropical Holiday event. Kids of all ages can also make art projects perfect to keep, or to give as a holiday gifts in the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio, which will be open for special winter break hours, December 26-30, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (7:00 PM on Friday). 

A decadent New Year’s Eve Dinner December 31 is destined to become an annual tradition. And for savvy holiday shoppers, the Museum Store is Milwaukee’s source for artist-made, unique and locally sourced gifts, and offers in-store and online discounts through the month of December.   

Ornament Signing: Kelli Busch
Friday, December 9, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Shoppers can meet local artist Kelli Busch who designed this year’s commemorative ornament exclusively for the Museum Store. She will personalize colorful cityscapes for a uniquely special gift and collectible. Museum admission is not required to shop.

Cyber Monday Online Shopping Special
Through Friday, December 18

Beginning Cyber Monday through December 18, everyone receives free shipping in the continental U.S. on online purchases over $25. Visit

Member Double Discount Days
Fridays, December 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:00 AM ? 8:00 PM.
Museum Members can shop for holiday décor and one-of-a-kind gifts in the Museum Store, online and in the exhibition store—with a 20% discount. 

Tastings: East End Wine Bar
Friday, December 9 and 16, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. 

Drop in and sample everything from beer to bourbon, chocolate to cheese.  Free with Museum admission. 

Free Live Music in Windhover Hall

Bruce Anthony Holiday Concert 
Saturday, December 3, 12:00 PM 

Festive Joy with Brioso
Saturday, December 10, 1:00 PM

Pius XI Madrigal Ensemble Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 11, 12:15 PM 

Spring City Brass Quintet
Thursday, December 15, 1:00 PM 

For more information, visit or call (414) 224-3200.

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