Winslow Homer, Summer Night, 1890 (detail);

‘Season of Travel’ highlights Three exhibitions

March 2018

The Milwaukee Art Museum, with its iconic “wings,” is a must-see for everyone who ventures to the city. And this spring, the museum’s exploration of how travel can impact perspectives, ideas and lives strikes a special chord with visitors.

   There are three exhibitions that are part of MAM’s “season of travel.”

   Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, March 1-May 20, examines how Homer’s sojourn in England changed the American Artist’s subject matter, technique and viewpoint on the world.

   Jaime Hayon: Technicolor continues through March 25 and presents the whimsical creations of the Spanish artist-designer whose travels around the globe and into his imagination inform his designs. The Milwaukee Art Museum recently acquired Jaime Hayon's seven-vase series titled Afrikando.

   The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip shares how photographers who took to America’s roads came to perceive the nation and the American Dream. The exhibit continues through April 22.


Ryan McGinley, Dakota Hairt, 2004

Coming Away:

Winslow Homer and England

This exhibition, presented in the museum’s

Quadracci Pavilion feature exhibition space, brings together many of Homer’s most beloved

and famous works.

   The exhibition was co-organized by MAM and the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. Homer (1836-1910) is most associated with the pastoral beauty of rural America and his dramatic Maine seascapes.

   Fifty works by Winslow Homer are featured in the exhibition, including a selection of some of his most famous early scenes, as well as many of the artist’s late seascapes that so deeply influenced American modernists.

 Also included are paintings by other artists that show the range of international influences that Homer embraced, alongside English photographs which Homer consumed and became fascinated with during his stay abroad.

 Coming Away was displayed Nov. 11, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018 at the Worcester Art Museum. In Milwaukee the exhibition begins and ends with expansive views of the choppy late-winter waters of Lake Michigan – evocative of Homer’s seascapes.

art-centered activities

for kids and families

Intriguing gallery talks and lectures surround the exhibitions. As always, there are many fun, art-centered activities for kids and families. Gift ideas abound at the Museum Store. For more information, visit