All events take place at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, unless otherwise noted.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee hosts SPARK! Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss each month. For more information on this program, click here


Member Preview for Founders & Visionaries: Wisconsin Jewish Artists from the Milwaukee Art Museum
Thursday, March 12, 7:00 PM

JMM opens this new exhibit that explores the impact of Fred Berman, Aaron Bohrod, Joseph Friebert and Alfred A. Sessler on Wisconsin art scene. Barbara Brown Lee, Chief Educator Emerita of the Milwaukee Art Museum, will present.

Cost: $8.00 (This program is open to members of Jewish Museum Milwaukee. To join JMM, click here.) RSVP by Friday, March 6. RSVP by clicking here.


Nazi Tools of Persuasion: The Power of Propaganda, Deception and the Big Lie
Tuesday, March 24, 10:30 AM

Dr. Gregory Wegner, author of the book, "Anti-Semitism and Schooling under the Third Reich" will explore Nazi propaganda and the role it played in the schools of the Third Reich. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.

Cost: Free; coffee & sweets will be served (dietary laws observed). For more information and to RSVP, email Brittany Hager, Coordinator, Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center.


Draw Write Here: JMM Style
Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 PM

This program brings together artists and writers to create a one-night extemporaneous collective response tied to the exhibit and JMM. Program pioneer Helene Fischman, with fellow artist/educator Marc Tasman and JMM curator Molly Dubin, will set the stage with an intro talk before the group immerses in a warm-up exercise and discussion distilled to a concept which artists respond to by drawing and writers by writing. Work is exchanged between groups, and the writers then respond to something which has just been drawn and vice-versa. The evening culminates in a performance of these paired illustrated stories bringing these collaborations to life and leaving participants creatively energized.

Cost: $5 per person; RSVP by March 19. RSVP by clicking here


Art at Work: The WPA and the Wisconsin Arts Scene
Tuesday, April 14, 10:30 AM

Join Dr. Elizabeth M. Matelski of Carroll University for a lecture exploring the Federal Art Project and the import of local Jewish artists to the Wisconsin arts scene. During the Great Depression, the federal government became the country’s greatest supporter of the arts. The primary motive for programs like the Federal Art Project, under the umbrella of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), was to create jobs for artists and to enhance buildings built and maintained with tax money. The WPA brought art to the everyday lives of people instead of leaving it in museums and galleries. Locally, under the leadership of Charlotte Russell Partridge—Director of the Layton School of Art—Wisconsin’s WPA artists brought abstract art to the Midwest.

Cost: Free for members; $5 for non-members. RSVP by clicking here



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