The Milwaukee Art Museum will be welcoming back their very first Free Day on Thursday, April 28th from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Free Days are one of their most popular events, but they have not been able to host once since 2019.
This free day commemorates the birthday of the late Dr. Alfred Bader—a chemist, philanthropist, art collector, and Milwaukee Art Museum Member and donor.
Visitors will be able to enjoy:
- Complimentary copies of Dr. Bader’s books Adventures of a Chemist Collectorand Chemistry & Art: Further Adventures of a Chemist Collector for the first 200 book lovers
- Screenings of the recorded “Joy of Collecting” lecture by Dr. Bader in Lubar Auditorium
- A live lecture “Paintings on Stone: The Making of an Exhibition” in Lubar Auditorium
- A self-guided tour in the European collection galleries
Don’t forget to drop by the ArtPack Station to pick up a free Family Guide.
You can practice drawing with the new My Museum Sketchbook and admire the buildings that make up the Museum with the Architecture Guide.
You can also grab sketching supplies for drawing in the galleries.
For kids ages 0-5, view the Museum Moments cards, powered by Vroom. Each card includes easy-to-follow instructions on one side and an explanation of the learning concepts on the other.
You can also watch the wings open and close. The wings of the iconic building open and close every day when the museum opens and closes. They also flap each day at noon.
This event is made possible by Bader Philanthropies, Inc.