The Milwaukee Art Museum Is Back! Full Reopening Set for July 15

The museum first closed in March 2020.

After more than a year closed and a soft reopening, the Milwaukee Art Museum will finally reopen in full on July 15. 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the community to reconnect with many of their favorite works of art that they haven’t seen in over a year,” said Robert Stein, Deputy Director and Chief Experience Officer, in a press release.

The July 15 reopening will line up with a couple of new exhibits at MAM. The first is a three-part exhibition called “American Memory: Commemoration, Nostalgia, and Revision,” which explores elective editing of historical narratives in America’s past through drawings, prints, and paintings from the Museum’s collection. Another new exhibit will be “First Impressions: Early Printed Books in Europe,” which features 25 objects that were created during the first century after the adoption of the printing press. 

There’s more in the lineup for future exhibits, too. Something to look forward to is the “Byrdcliffe: Creativity and Creation” exhibition opening on Aug. 29.  You’ll also want to catch “The Quilts of Pauline Parker” while it’s on view until Dec. 5. Check out our review of the exhibit, here

The member early access hours will be from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, and Sunday, July 18. The museum will require masks inside, unless you are eating and drinking. 

For more information, go to the Milwaukee Art Museum website



Allison Garcia is the Digital Editor for Milwaukee Magazine.