Folk Art Exhibit at MAM - an artistic escape from the Cold

My husband and I love road trips and whenever we visit a new place, we adore checking out new museums. Hence when I received an email inviting me to visit the Uncommon Folk, Traditions of American Art exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I was extremely receptive. Chance to see an exhibit with quilts in a museum I have long wanted to visit, count me in! I did receive two complimentary passes along with two audio guides but without any obligation. I chose to go and to write about it! My way in was free but this post is entirely my own impressions.

I had never visited MAM (Milwaukee Art Museum) so I was very impressed as we drove up. The building itself is an imposing piece of art that fits the shoreline magnificently. We arrived around 10:30 and drove right into the underground garage, cost a mere $7.00. We walked right in, didn't brave the elements at all. We could have left our coats in the car but we availed ourselves of the complimentary coat check instead.

The Folk Art exhibit runs from January 31 to May 4 and contains 6 wonderful quilts. You will see five of them in the photo gallery, the white on white just didn't photograph. I have long been a fan of Folk Art so I had a grand time looking at everything.

We did the exhibit in about 90 minutes at a leisurely pace, me taking photos and even had fun in the gift shop. Had I not wanted to visit another museum while we were up north, I could have happily had lunch and toured the rest of this wondrous place.

My only regret was that we did not eat at their cafe. My husband really wanted to eat at the next destination, Cedarburg, but when we got there it was jam packed due to a obviously very popular Winter Festival. We couldn't get near a restaurant and ended up eating burgers in the car, blech. Take my advice, eat here!

Take a virtual tour of the Folk Art Exhibit at MAM with me. If you want more information you can click here.

Sew happy!

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Is this my only post about quilts in a museum? Nope, one about Paducah, KY and another about Indiana.

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