As a VENUEHost your event…

The Milwaukee Art Museum provides beautiful event spaces that inspire! Breathtaking lake views, the ultimate in grand halls, a spacious auditorium, a lavish boardroom suite, and more. Architecture, art, and exceptional service: the Museum is the perfect place for: * celebrations * special events, or * meetings. The Museum has a full-time support staff to plan and execute your event, and catering is available on-site through Café Calatrava Catering. Six distinctive rental spaces are offered:

  • Quadracci Pavilion: The iconic, Santiago Calatrava–designed building addition includes a grand hall, two smaller meeting rooms, an auditorium, and two long gallerias. Reserve the entire pavilion, or rent one of the smaller spaces within it.
    • Over 25,000 square feet of event space, excluding Lubar Auditorium
    • Capacity: up to 1,000 people
  • Schroeder & Baumgartner Gallerias: With stunning architectural details, the Museum’s two gallerias are great venues for holiday parties, banquets, small exhibitions, fundraising receptions, and even fashion shows.
    • 8,000 square feet in gathering space
    • Capacity: 300 people; 125 people seated
  • Café Calatrava: Café Calatrava is both the Museum’s daily dining spot and a desirable rental space, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and a lakeside view.
    • Over 1,200 square feet
    • Capacity: 125 people; 85 people seated
  • Baumgartner Terrace: Located on the building’s south end, this spacious outdoor terrace features views of the Museum’s iconic exterior, the Cudahy Gardens, Lake Michigan, and downtown Milwaukee.
    • 5,100 square feet of gathering space
    • Capacity: 300 people; 125 people seated
  • Lubar Auditorium: The Museum’s on-site auditorium offers an elegant audio-visual experience, as well as comfortable, tiered seating for up to 265 guests.
  • Windhover Hall: The illustrious, grand reception hall, located within the Quadracci Pavilion, is the Museum’s single largest rental space.
    • Capacity: 800 people; up to 450 seated

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As a SHOPDiscover unique gifts…

Art Lives Here! Express yourself with art-inspired gifts. All store purchases support the Milwaukee Art Museum. Merchandise is catalogued within these collections: * Living + Dining * MAM Exclusive * Prints + Posters * Accessories + Apparel * Books + Media * Office + Stationery * Puzzles + Games, and * Children’s.

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As an EATERYFood for thought…

With extensive views of Milwaukee‘s lakefront, Café Calatrava is both the Milwaukee Art Museum’s daily dining spot and a desirable rental space. Perfect for gatherings of up to 85-125 guests, the café delivers the fine art of dining, offering an ever-changing menu of contemporary cuisine and dynamic, highly adaptable full-service catering. Located below Windhover Hall with easy access to the Museum’s underground parking, Café Calatrava features all the amenities & options available to events hosted in the Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion rental spaces. Café Calatrava is an invigorating and intimate space – a white marble floor and 270° of cantilevered, floor-to-ceiling windows frame a view from Veteran’s Park to the north, across the inlet passage into McKinley Marina.

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Be a DONORShow that you care…

Support the visual arts with the Milwaukee Art Museum. Art is a vital, life-enriching celebration of humankind’s creative history. Through it, stories and events from times past and present are told, explored, and challenged. Art ignites imaginations. It makes us feel; it makes us think. Art sows the seeds of creativity, feeds the hunger for beauty and meaning, and connects us with others in ways nothing else can. Whether by being a Milwaukee Art Museum member, joining one of the Museum’s Support Groups, or through generous gifts of support – please consider strengthening your relationship to art today.


Be a part of the community that supports the Museum’s mission to inspire and educate. Milwaukee Art Museum membership provides you with exclusive Member-only benefits and access to countless opportunities that engage and delight. As a Member, you receive not only priority access to timed admission tickets but also first look at our online offerings, ensuring that you receive the “Member treatment” whether you are visiting us on-site or from home. Memberships at specified levels are offered: * Access * Student * Individual * Family or Dual * Art Advocate * Donor * Patron * Partner, and * President’s & Leadership Circles.


The Milwaukee Art Museum is supported by gifts both large and small. A contribution to the Museum’s Annual Fund provides crucial support as we work to further our strategic direction and engage our community in new ways. We have grown our online and in-person offerings and continue to develop new and engaging experiences. We’re committed to coming to you, wherever you might be. Your gift will enable us to continue to create and inspire with new events and programming, reach our community’s students and teachers with our renowned educational offerings, and present and care for our growing collection and world-class exhibitions.

  • Give to the Annual Fund: The challenges of today have only increased the need for spaces that provide respite, inspiration, and connection. Whether you are a new or longtime Museum Member, a volunteer, or an occasional visitor who appreciates what the arts provide for your community, your gift of any size makes a huge impact.
  • Sponsorship: Every year, generous corporate and individual sponsors help fund specific Milwaukee Art Museum programs. These contributions are critical to the Museum’s ability to provide the community with significant exhibitions and a renowned Collection, from which engaging presentations are developed. The high quality of Museum exhibitions and programs directly reflects the generosity of the community.
  • Planned Giving: Make a big impact with a future gift. When you include the Milwaukee Art Museum in your estate plan, your generosity supports providing the Milwaukee community with a world-class collection of art, educational programs, and cultural enrichment. Thank you for ensuring that the Milwaukee Art Museum can provide a vital source of inspiration and education to our community well into the future.
  • Omaha Steaks: Purchase tasty, gourmet Omaha Steaks and the Museum will receive a donation of 10% of your purchase price.
  • AmazonSmile: You can donate to the Museum by shopping through AmazonSmile and selecting the Milwaukee Art Museum as your charitable organization of choice.

Volunteer: The Milwaukee Art Museum offers a variety of rewarding opportunities to support the Museum as a volunteer, whether you are a student or a retired professional. The Museum’s volunteer program is diverse and flexible, ranging from one-time special events to regular, twice-monthly shifts. Various departments may have specific, temporary needs, while Member and Visitor Services always welcomes the extra help with serving the Museum’s nearly 400,000 annual visitors. The role of the volunteer is to support and enrich the visitor experience.

Docents: The dedicated corps of well-trained volunteer docents continues to be one of the Museum’s most valuable resources. Docents lead thousands of visitors – children and adults – on group tours through the Museum’s galleries each year. Tours can be tailored to school, special interest, and professional groups. The ongoing docent-training program is much like an ongoing art education class, where you will continue to learn and grow. The most important qualities you need to become a docent are a love of art and people, and the ability to commit a significant amount of time.

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