Tantalizing Tidbits from Milwaukee's Arts Scene

December, 2019

The Pabst Mansion

Step back in time and experience Christmas during the Gilded Age at the Pabst Mansion. The opulent 19th-century home of beer baron Frederick Pabst is alive with holiday splendor through Jan. 5, 2020.

 In addition to breathtaking lights and displays, the Pabst hosts new festive workshops for crafters. From 12-4pm on Dec. 1,

guests can create vintage paper ornaments, that reflect some of the ornaments that you see in the mansion this year. This paper ornament class is free with paid admission.

 Visit pabstmansion.com for tickets and more information.


MIAD Holiday Sale and Gallery Exhibitions

The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) Holiday Sale, Dec. 5-7, in the college's 4th Floor Raw Space, offers the unique works of 150 MIAD students and alumni, including furniture, sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and cards.

 Proceeds from the MIAD Holiday Sale benefit the participating designers and artists, and support student scholarships. Admission is $10 for Preview Night, 6pm-9pm Dec. 5, and free Dec. 6, 5-9pm and Dec. 7, 10am-5pm.

 MIAD also features two exhibitions.  In the Frederick Layton Gallery, through Dec. 7, view Strange Fire Collective’s In this body of mine, focusing on themes of gender and sexual identity, and race and representation.   Through Jan. 11, view Story & Craft—A Magic: The Gathering Exhibition at the Brooks Stevens Gallery. This exhibition traces the evolution of the game since its beginning in 1993, and features rare original artwork and cards, plus concept drawings and models from different periods in the game’s history.

 Galleries are free and are open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10am-5pm.

For more information, visit miad.edu.

top: Holidays at the Pabst Mansion

top right: MIAD's Holiday Sale