Mission: The milwaukee art museum collects and preserves art, presenting it to the community as a vital source of inspiration and education. The purposes of the milwaukee art museum, inc. Include: to inspire and educate people in the greater milwaukee area, across the state of wisconsin and beyond by collecting, preserving and presenting art; to expand and diversify the local artistic and cultural identity of the greater milwaukee area, to educate both residents and visitors about art and art history; to encourage community development by supporting emerging arts and artists, and to offer family-friendly educational programs designed to enhance the artistic spirit of the local community; to preserve, protect, and maintain the calatrava addition, the first building in the united states to be designed by santiago calatrava, and to work in cooperation with public entities in the use of the county-owned saarinen and kahler buildings, city property and lakefront lands.
Programs: Presentation and curatorial: special exhibits during 13-14 included thomas sully: painted performance; uncommon folk: traditions in american art; kandinsky: a retrospective; 125 years of the milwaukee art museum; currents 36: dirk skreber; tattoo: flash art of amund dietzel; american paintings display; taryn simon: world aids day display; tool at hand; the bloemaert legacy; postcards from america: milwaukee: illusions: near and far; the veterans book project: objects for deployment, the annual scholastic exhibition.
education: we served a total of 453,963 people in education programs in fiscal year 2013/2014. We make the museum a gathering place for all ages to experience the arts. Adult education programs enhance gallery interpretation strategies, expand educational programs in the galleries to animate the art and encourage deeper connections between visitors and the art. Programs include mam after dark, gallery talks, lectures, symposium. School education programs align our programs with federal, state, and local education agendas to serve school children through school tour programs from over 650 schools. Programs include the jr. Docent program, our high school program and collaborations with groups such as the symphony. Youth programs engage young children early and often by providing better on-site provisions, programs, and infrastructure for families.
audience member and volunteer development: admissions and tours for fiscal 2014 totaled 340,144. Approximately 267 volunteers assisted in many activities.