Museum of Wisconsin Art Announces New Monthly Family Program | By Jennifer Turner

West Bend, Wis. – The Wisconsin Museum of Art (MOWA) announces a new family program, Second Saturday, which transforms the entire museum into a destination for artistic experiences each month. MOWA members can participate in art-making projects, performances and other art-inspired activities throughout the museum.

Second Saturday begins Saturday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and occurs every second Saturday of the month thereafter.

“After an almost two-year hiatus from in-person family programs due to the pandemic, we are thrilled to launch this new monthly program,” said Courtney Hinder, Curator of Youth Education Programs. “The second Saturday includes a variety of activities for all ages throughout the museum. Each month will bring something different.

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Second Saturday builds on the success of MOWA’s popular weekly studio class, Studio Saturdays, which has been adapted to virtual and take-home project formats to keep artistic creation accessible throughout the pandemic. Second Saturday continues to offer drop-in art-making projects that teach new artistic techniques as part of its programming.

Marion Coffey

The Wisconsin Art Museum in West Bend is open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families can sign up with a Crew Membership ($50) offering a full year of museum access for four adults and any number of children under eighteen. . Individuals can join for as little as $15.



Vital cultural center, educational institution, growing network of ideas, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) collects and interprets American art through the lens of one state. Informed by dynamic initiatives and collaborations, MOWA is an innovative forum for contemporary artists, socially relevant exhibitions, talks from artists and industry experts, and engaging classes and activities for all ages.

MOWA has two permanent sites: the West Bend “Mothership” and MOWA | DTN in Saint Kate, downtown Milwaukee, The Arts Hotel, plus two partner community organizations that create statewide access. The MOWA welcomes 200,000 visitors every year, making it a cultural destination for the art and artists of our time.

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