All events take place at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, unless otherwise noted.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee hosts SPARK! Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss each month. For more information on this program, click here

Art at Work: The WPA and the Wisconsin Arts Scene
Tuesday, April 14, 10:30 AM

Join Dr. Elizabeth M. Matelski of Carroll University for a lecture exploring the Federal Art Project and the import of local Jewish artists to the Wisconsin arts scene. During the Great Depression, the federal government became the country’s greatest supporter of the arts. The primary motive for programs like the Federal Art Project, under the umbrella of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), was to create jobs for artists and to enhance buildings built and maintained with tax money. The WPA brought art to the everyday lives of people instead of leaving it in museums and galleries. Locally, under the leadership of Charlotte Russell Partridge—Director of the Layton School of Art—Wisconsin’s WPA artists brought abstract art to the Midwest.

Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members. RSVP by clicking here.

Wisconsin Arts Adventure
Tuesday, April 21, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join JMM as we journey through the Wisconsin Arts Scene, present and past. The day will start with a tour of contemporary artist Beth Lipman’s studio in Sheboygan Falls, WI. Lipman is a renowned glass artist who has displayed her work in the Milwaukee Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Jewish Museum (New York). She is a current Arts/Industry Resident with the John Michael Kohler Center.

Then we will make our way to the newly re-opened Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, will speak and provide a behind-the-scenes tour, which will also engage the experience of the artists at the core of Founders & Visionaries.

Trip Includes:

Coach bus transportation to all venues
Vegetarian Lunch (Kosher Lunch available upon request)
Membership for this year to Museum of Wisconsin Art
Light snack

Note: Meet at the Brown Deer Park & Ride.

Cost: $60 for members; $75 for non-members. RSVP by clicking here.

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1360 N. Prospect Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Monday–Thurs 10am–4pm

Friday 10am-2pm

Sunday 12pm–4pm

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