Venue Spotlight: Milwaukee Art Museum!

Corporate Events at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum event, Front Room StudiosThe Quadracci Pavilion of the Milwaukee Art Museum was completed in 2001 and designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Highlights of the building include the magnificent cathedral-like space of Windhover Hall, with a vaulted a 90-foot-high glass ceiling; the Burke Brise Soleil (the wings!), a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan that unfolds and folds twice daily; and the Reiman Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects the Museum to the city. The older parts of the museum have been around for decades, but have also recently gone under renovations.

Meet the team at the Milwaukee Art Museum and see why it’s one of our favorite spots in the city! Keep scrolling.

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Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum event, Front Room Studios

The Interview

Meet the Milwaukee Art Museum Event Professionals!

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Katie Shorts – Wedding Coordinator, Michelle McCue – Director of Food Service & Events, and Kari Miller – Sales and Event Coordinator

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MICHELLE

What’s your adult beverage of choice?: Bubbles!

What’s your favorite junk food?: Pepperoni Pizza

What’s your favorite animal?: I love large cats. I just love the idea of tigers and lions, and jaguars. They are so fierce and beautiful at the same time! I don’t own a pet right now, but I’ve become an aunt to a beautiful rescue dog, named Maverick. He is 5 months old.

If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?: Veuve! It will be the continuous celebration!

Best trip you’ve ever been on?: Ireland

What makes up your favorite playlist?: I’m across the board. But lately, I’ve been enjoying a lot of old country. Love Johnny Cash!

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KATIE

What’s your adult beverage of choice?: Bourbon

What’s your favorite junk food?: Brie cheese with crackers

What’s your favorite animal?: I love my dog (Border Collie Husky Mix, named Towens. He is gorgeous.) but if I have to pick an animal besides my dog, I’d say foxes.

If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?: Leonardo deCaprio, just throwing things out to Universe! 🙂

Best trip you’ve ever been on?:  Paris

Best concert you’ve ever been to?: I just saw Radiohead in Montreal. That was like, a bucket list for me. Other than that Rage Against the Machine in Alpine Valley, when they just reunited and that was a killer.

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KARI

What’s your adult beverage of choice?: Prosecco or moscato

What’s your favorite junk food?: Popcorn

What’s your favorite animal?: Horses, hands down. I love my dog, (she is a Beagleman, her name is Paige) but horses are the most beautiful creatures.

If you had an enormous yacht, what would you name it?: Wanderlust

Best trip you’ve ever been on?:  Wyoming, I don’t travel far

Best concert you’ve ever been to?: Metallica, it was my first concert! I listen to everything.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum event, Front Room Studios

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum event, Front Room Studios

What types of corporate events do you host?

Everything. We do very small day time meetings or conferences. We do large events where people are coming from all over the world to be here for multiple days.

We do a lot of sporting events. For example, The Brewers have already told us that should they make it to the world series, they’ll be hosting their grand event here.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is a place of celebration that represent the city well. We are very community oriented. A lot of the corporates want to celebrate their big milestones at the MAM to include the community and the art.

We also have lots of anniversary celebrations and fundraisers do very well here.

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What services are available in-house?

We can do everything. Food, audio, video, lighting, you name it.

We can coordinate any type of production the sound, linens, even printed materials. Often the corporate events don’t have an outside planner. We can help them to plan their event and make their vision come to life here.

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Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum event, Front Room Studios

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum event, Front Room Studios

What’s your favorite dish on the menu?

Michelle: I like so many of our hors d’oeuvres. I love to try different flavors. Our Caprese is done so uniquely, better than I had anywhere else. We have around 20 hors d’oeuvres on the menu, from the lamb to chicken skewers, ahi tuna with seaweed salad. There are so many to chose from!

Katie: My favorite item on the menu is divers scallops entree.

Kari: I like the Turf and Turf, which is amazing braised short rib and a roasted chicken breast.

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Fabulous features of The Milwaukee Art Museum

This is the place to show off Milwaukee. We’ve got all these corporates that bring their international folks in. And people are stunned that we have the architecture like this in our little Milwaukee.

It’s a beautiful building with absolutely amazing art pieces they can see. They can do tours and talk about it, they can have team building activities at the museum. which is much better than any conference room you can sit in.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum event, Front Room StudiosWhat is your favorite thing about events at the museum?

Michelle: I often ask guests about their experience when they are done eating. It makes me so happy when the guests find out that the food is exclusively catered here, they tell me it’s some of the best food they’ve ever eaten. It never gets old.

Katie: Every event is different. They are never the same.

Kari: I get so many compliments on the staff. People are always commenting on how nice the staff is. It’s nice to hear and I enjoy it greatly. 🙂

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The Beauty

We love photographing events at the Milwaukee Art Museum for many reasons, but a lot of them circle around its unique and memorable architecture. Designed with high ceilings and an impressive façade, the Milwaukee Art Museum provides a terrific variety of photo ops. Be it with guests enjoying the art or a fundraiser, we’re regulars at the MAM and still always able to find a new way to document each event uniquely. Secondly, the Museum staff are charming and fantastic, always willing to lend a hand or answer any questions we may have.

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