Virtual Community Day

Monday, October 26, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Join us for this fun, FREE, family-friendly virtual exploration of
Milwaukee Arts and Culture. Create art, meet our Community Partners, enjoy live and pre-recorded performances, and discover new ways to engage with the museum. 

Schedule of Events


9:30 AM -  10:00 AM

Orientating how to use the platform, key speakers and introductions of partners.

Morning Visual Art Workshops

10:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Explore a new media and learn some new skills!

  • Get inspired with videos from UWM ArtsECO interns
  • Create something new with an Arts@Large artist
  • Unite in Creativity with AWE's bilingual (Spanish/English) Truck Studio Team Unidad
  • See inside MAM Youth and Family Programs Educator Brett Henzig’s sketchbook, then make a sketchbook of your own

Morning Arts Talks

10:45 AM- 11:45 AM

Hear from curators, artists and more!

  • Check out Sculpture Milwaukee's Virtual Sculpture Talk: Maggie Sasso and Mary Miss in conversation with Emilia Layden
  • Learn from MAM curators as they discuss a single work of art, exploring both that object and how the object speaks to the Museum's collection as a whole, as well as to a chosen theme
  • Step into 2019 Nohl Fellowship Emerging Artist LaNia Sproles’s studio and learn about her artmaking process

Mindful Lunch

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Calming meditation

  • Get moving with Growing Minds
  • Spend a mindful moment in the Haggerty galleries with Larry Birkett

Afternoon Performing Arts Showcase

1:00 PM- 1:30 PM

Watch, move, act and learn!

Ballet Fitness Challenge with Milwaukee Ballet II Dancers

  • Flex those muscles though exercises focused on flexibility, balance, strength, coordination, agility, and speed.

Learning About Learning with Milwaukee Film (a metacognition workshop)

  • When we understand our own creative processes clearly, we can better understand the potential process another artist undertakes, even across disciplines. Metacognition—the act of thinking about thinking—can be an invaluable tool for cultivating a multifaceted understanding of the co-constitutive, dynamic activities of making and viewing in media literacy. Marielle will present one of Milwaukee Film’s favorite shorts to aid a bite-sized version of her metacognitive media literacy workshop.

Join the Milwaukee Repertory Theater for a "The 4 B's of August Wilson" presentation

  • August Wilson's plays address the black experience in America like no other. Taking inspiration from the 4 B's (poet Amiri Baraka, writer/poet Jorge Luis Borges, painter Romare Bearden, and the Blues), his writing flourished earning him to title of America's Shakespeare. Join us as we zoom in on each of these inspiring and important culture makers to discover what made August Wilson's language so powerful. 

Afternoon Mini Tours

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Explore! Behind the scenes tour of collection storage, live or prerecorded building tours.

  • Explore the Haggerty vaults
  • Learn more about the Latino Arts Day of the Dead Exhibition
  • Virtually visit the Arts@Large Energy & Power by Nicole Acosta & Zakia Wells Exhibition
  • Follow MAM Youth and Family Programs Coordinator Dianne Choie as she explores Mexican and Mexican-American Artists in the Museum's Collection