February Gift to the Community


Continuing its celebration of a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation invites the public to a free weekend of unique experiences at the Milwaukee Art Museum, featuring unlimited access to the special exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair.


Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Directions and parking information


Feb. 21-22, 2015


10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday


While the main galleries of the museum are undergoing renovations, a variety of special activities will take place throughout the Quadracci Pavilion and adjacent spaces:

  • Do-it-yourself fashion activities and crafts for all ages 
  • Fashion runway in Windhover Hall for guests to model their DIY creations 
  • Museum volunteers stationed throughout the Inspiring Beauty exhibition to provide information and answer questions 
  • Opportunities to meet Camille Morgan, guest organizing curator for Inspiring Beauty 
  • Screenings of Ebony Fashion Fair, runway shows and fashion-focused films in the Lubar Auditorium 
  • Special programming for kids
  • Showcase of student art from the Scholastic Art Awards-Wisconsin 
  • All guests receive a voucher to return to the museum for half-price in 2016, following the reinstallation of the collection galleries

For questions about parking options, on-site amenities and general information, contact Milwaukee Art Museum at 414.224.3200 or visit the Milwaukee Art Museum’s website.

Milwaukee Art Museum

Prominently situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Milwaukee Art Museum campus welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually. The museum was founded more than 125 years ago and is the largest and most significant art museum in Wisconsin. It houses a rich collection of more than 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, and American decorative arts. It is the world’s leading repository for work by untrained creators and has one of the largest collections of works by Georgia O’Keeffe. The museum’s celebrated Santiago Calatrava–designed Quadracci Pavilion, completed in 2001, showcases both museum-produced and traveling feature exhibitions.

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