2nd Annual Museum Week

January 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – January 26, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

The second annual Milwaukee Museum Week takes place Jan. 18-26 with fun events, interesting programs and special experiences to participate in at seventeen
Milwaukee museums. This special week has been 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

In its first year, Milwaukee Museum Week was a success and welcomed thousands of people
to participating museums. Whether for events, programs, or just 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 lunchtime program that is free to attend in
addition to the array of events that will happen throughout the week. Look for behind the
scenes tours, curator’s talks, hands on programs and more.

Sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 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 our museums and cultural institutions contribute to a vibrant and
well rounded community in a significant way. However, Milwaukee’s museums cannot be here 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 public can expect events and programs such as behind the scene tours, lectures,specialty tours only offered during Museum Week, children’s programming, and some
museums are offering reduced or free admission on select days. A full list of events can be
found on MKEMuseumWeek.org
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

Museum of Art at Marquette University


on 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

POSTED BY:: Sidney McCain