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Events

Kenosha Public Museum offers many cultural and educational activities throughout the year. Here is the upcoming schedule.

Museum Munchkins

Musuem MunchkinsWednesdays; 9:30-10am

Join Museum staff and volunteers for a fun program designed to get you and your preschooler excited about science and the world around them. Each week you’ll explore a new theme with stories, songs, and activities using pieces from our collection. Free admission.

 

Here's the Museum Munchkins Schedule

6/21 – Beaver; 6/28 – Squid; 7/5 – Eagle; 7/12 – Sea Turtle; 7/19 – American Lion; 7/26 – Butterflies; 8/2 – Spiders; 8/9 – Raven; 8/16 – Snakes; 8/23 – Opossum; 8/30 – Flying Fish; 9/6 – Beach Birds; 9/13 – Iguana; 9/20 – Fox; 9/27 – Frogs; 10/4 – Owl; 10/11 – Alligator; 10/18 – Bat; 10/25 – Cryptids/Monsters; 11/1 – Goose; 11/8 – Stegosaurus; 11/15 – Jaguar; 11/22 – Beetles; 11/29 – Tawny Frogmouth; 12/6 – Protoceratops; 12/13 – Bison; 12/20 – Sea Stars; 12/27 – Polar Bear

Imagination Studio

Imagination StudioSaturdays, 11am-2pm

Do you like to draw, paint, and sculpt? Be creative at our young artists studio. All the supplies and inspiration you’ll need to have fun and be creative will be supplied free of charge. We’ll even clean up when you are done!

July 8 – Everyone Can Be An Artist: Here’s your opportunity to put on a paint shirt and create beautiful art using watercolors, acrylic paints, and a variety of other materials.

August 12 – Characters and Cartoons: Celebrate books and reading with literary themed projects. Design a bookmark or make art inspired by your favorite storybook or cartoon characters.

TWSA Gallery Talk

Sunday, July 9, 2017; 2pm

Join artists from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America on a guided tour of their gallery.

Bell’Uomo Gallery Talk

Saturday, June 24, 2017; 3pm-4pm

Join artist Dan Simoneau as he discusses the exhibit and the subject of male figurative art.

Bell’Uomo Gallery Demonstrations

Saturdays, July 15, August 19, 2017; 10am-4pm
Sundays, July 2, July 23, 2017; Noon-4pm

Watch as artist Dan Simoneau creates new art work among his paintings in the exhibit gallery.

Mr. Simoneau is a Kenosha resident. He is a professional watercolor and acrylic painter who has exhibited and is published internationally. He holds signature status in the International Society of Acrylic Painters, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, the American Watercolor Society, and the National Watercolor Society. He has also been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 2005.

Here is more information about Mr. Simoneau.

Museum Crawl

Museum CrawlFriday, July 14, 2017; 6pm-10pm | $40 ($30 FOM) for adults 21 and older only | Register Here

During the 7th annual progressive party at the Museums, sample delicious food and beer from local establishments, view amazing exhibits, listen to awesome live music, and play crazy games.

Tickets go fast and advance registration is required.

 

Friends of the Museums 53rd Annual Art Fair and KUSD Summer Student Art Show

Kenosha Museums Art FairSunday, July 16, 2017; 10am-4pm | Museum Campus, 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha

This popular annual art fair includes indoor and outdoor artist booths, food and music. Bid on beautiful hand crafted quilts at the Southport Quilters Guild Quilt Auction inside the Kenosha Public Museum. Kids can create their own artwork in the free outdoor Kids Art Tent. Inside the Civil War Museum, view the art and enjoy live music by talented KUSD students.

Calling all artists!  Art booths are still available.  Apply here today.

 

Spark!

Fridays, July 21, August 18, 2017; 2pm-3pm | Location: Civil War Museum

SPARK! Is a monthly program for individuals in early-to-mid-stages of memory loss and their caregivers that engages participants in lively conversations, storytelling, interactive exhibit experiences, and other multi-sensory activities.

 

 

20th Annual Pike River Rendezvous

Saturday, August 5, 2017; 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 6, 2017; 9am-4pm

Step back in time when American Indians, trappers and traders came together to exchange goods and services. Jugglers, river pirates, musical entertainers, Colonial dancers and lots of hands-on interactive activities make for a fun day reliving fur-trading era history. Visit with reenactors, see craft and trade demos, and listen to musical entertainment. Games, activities and entertainment for all ages. Located on Simmons Island. Free parking in Kennedy Park with free horse-drawn wagon shuttle. Watch for details regarding a Rendezvous Red Witch Cruise on Saturday, August 5.

 

Art Demonstrations

Watch artists at work as they create different works of art and explain their process.  Here is the schedule of demonstrations.