The second annual Milwaukee Museum Week takes place January 18 to 26 with fun events, interesting programs, and special experiences to participate in at seventeen Milwaukee museums.
The special week was created to bring to light the meaningful impact these museums have for our residents, tourism and the economy, and to forming Milwaukee’s well-rounded cultural community. More than a hundred programs or events will be offered during the week and people are encouraged to support their local museums by participating.
In its first year, Milwaukee Museum Week scored a big success by welcoming thousands of people to participating museums. From events to programs, to see the museum for the first time, or on a repeat visit, Milwaukeeans showed their support for Milwaukee’s museums.
New this year, each museum will offer at least one lunch-time program that is free to attend in addition to the array of events that will happen throughout the week, like behind-the scenes tours, curator’s talks, and hands-on programs.
Milwaukee Museum Week was created as a result of conversations between area museum directors and staff in recent years. Milwaukee is rich in cultural assets and the city’s museums and cultural institutions contribute to a vibrant and well-rounded community in a significant way. However, Milwaukee’s museums cannot exist without the support of the community.
Museum Week is an opportunity to call attention to Milwaukee’s wonderful array of museums, to promote our shared missions as well as our distinctive focuses, and to ignite new interest from the public. The shared hope is to spur awareness and patronage of these community treasures and to ultimately celebrate what this segment of our community means to education, inspiration and quality of life.
The following museums are participating in Milwaukee Museum Week 2020:
- Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
- Charles Allis Art Museum
- Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
- Discovery World
- Grohmann Museum at MSOE
- Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University
- Harley-Davidson Museum
- Jewish Museum Milwaukee
- Milwaukee Art Museum
- Milwaukee County Historical Society
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Mitchell Park Domes
- North Point Lighthouse
- The Pabst Mansion
- The Warehouse
- Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
- Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum
A full list of events and special offerings can be found on MKEMuseumWeek.org.