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Spring 2024 Guided Tours for Older Adults (EXHIBITION FEATURE)

Date:April 24th
Time:11:00 - 12:30
Location:700 N Art Museum Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Milwaukee County Aging & Disabilities Services is sponsoring free guided tours of the Milwaukee Art Museum, America's Black Holocaust Museum, the MSOE Grohmann Museum, and Boerner Botanical Gardens this spring for older adults (60+). Participants will spend one hour with the docent touring either the featured exhibited or highlights from the standard collection. Afterwards, participants will have time to explore on their own. The Milwaukee Art Museum originated in 1888 near the historic Cathedral Square before moving to the War Memorial Center in 1957. It continued to grow, with the famous Quadric Pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, added in 2001. Enjoy historic and modern art at this tour and views of the orange sunburst as you enter. The MAM is fully accessible and ADA compliant. The 2024 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition features hundreds of artworks juried by regional arts professionals, including artists, university faculty, and gallerists. The jury selects award-winning pieces from 16 categories: Architecture and Industrial Design, Ceramics and Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing and Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Expanded Projects, Fashion, Film and Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. Artworks granted the Silver Key receive statewide recognition, and artworks granted the Gold Key later compete at the national level in New York City. Many award winners have gone on to achieve distinction in the fine arts, applied arts, and design, and they often credit their success to the early recognition they received as participants in Scholastic. Harry Bertoia, Robert Indiana, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and John Wilde are among the past awards recipients with pieces in the Museum’s collection. SIGN UP FOR A TOUR To reserve your spot contact Julie Lara at (414) 289-6531 or [email protected]. Reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis, with limited available spots. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the tour date.
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