MAM | Free Day + Celebration: Freedom!

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Milwaukee Art Museum | 700 N. Art Museum Dr. Milwaukee, WI
@ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Free Day + Celebration: Freedom!

Join MAM at the intersection of Pride and Juneteenth for a Free Day + Celebration in support of a more inclusive Milwaukee. Celebrate Black and LGBTQIA+ communities and freedom through campus-wide activities featuring artists and experts. Come as you are to enjoy free Museum admission and all-ages fun, including art making, music, and yoga.

Event Lineup
Art Making | 10 AM–6:30 PM
Ignite your imaginative side in two different art-making zones. In the studio, make a project inspired by Sam Gilliam’s draped canvas. In the Milwaukee Room, get creative with guest facilitator Blessing Clark, founder of A Peace of Abundance.

Community Engagement Fair | 10 AM–6 PM
Meet several art organizations from across Milwaukee supporting freedom and amplifying LGBTQIA+ and Black communities.

Sound Healing | 10 AM–3 PM
Enjoy a meditative and liberating experience with singing bowls led by Melissa Blue Muhammad in the Kohl’s Haitian Gallery.

Film Screening | 10:30 AM–4:30 PM
Watch the PBS Wisconsin documentary Wisconsin Pride: Part One and Part Two.

He Do Yoga: Freedom Break | NOON–1 PM
Be reminded of the liberatory potential of movement and rest in this yoga session led by Lorenzo Edwards, founder of He Do Yoga.

Live DJ | 1–6 PM
Groove to the music of DJ Bizzon (1–3 p.m.) and DJ DRiPSweat (3–6 p.m.) in Windhover Hall.

Drop-In Tour* | 3–4 PM
Join Amy Kirschke, Barbara Brown Lee Senior Director of Learning and Engagement, for a tour of works in the collection that highlight freedom, including artworks by LGBTQIA+ and Black artists.

Guest Gallery Talk* | 5–6 PM
Join Ck Ledesma, Milwaukee Artist of the Year (2022) and Mary L. Nohl Fellow (2020), for a guest gallery talk exploring the theme of freedom.

Lecture* | 6:15–7:15 PM

Take a seat in Lubar Auditorium and hear from curator Valerie Cassel Oliver as she delves into Sam Gilliam’s visionary approach to art making.

*Includes ASL interpretation.