Special Events

***Due to Covid-19, we will be delaying the 2020 AMM-WFM Joint Conference. Dates and times below will be updated as soon as possible.

Opening Reception at the Milwaukee Public Museum & Milwaukee County Historical Society

Sponsored by Mutual of America

Wednesday, July 22, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join us to see two of our most beloved museums in downtown Milwaukee!  

  • Milwaukee Public Museum, 5-7pm: MPM’s Streets of Old Milwaukee will give you a glimpse into our past. Stroll through the exhibits and galleries while enjoying a drink and tasty appetizers.
  • Milwaukee County Historical Society, 7-9pm: Take a leisurely stroll to MCHS, headquartered in a beautifully renovated bank building along the river. Come for the sweet treats and take in the riverside concert, River Rhythms, in a private patio setting reserved just for conference attendees.

Limited capacity. Pre-registration encouraged.

Transportation: Both institutions are within walking distance. AMM will also provide a shuttle on rotation between stops.

Ticket Price: $40 (Included in Session + Events Combo Package until event tickets sell out.)

Thursday Night at the Harley Davidson Museum

Thursday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

History roars to life at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Join us at the H-D Museum to see the history of our nation unfold like the open road. It’s also Bike Night, when hundreds come to showcase their beautiful custom bikes! Come out for a Budweiser® or Bulleit® Bourbon signature cocktail and enjoy the live music and festivities at one of Milwaukee’s most iconic museums.

Limited capacity. Pre-registration encouraged.

Transportation: Buses will be on rotation, 5:45 p.m. -9:15 p.m., and run every 30 minutes.

Ticket Price: $40 (Included in Session + Events Combo Package until event tickets sell out.)

Leadership Breakfast at the Haggerty Museum of Art

Friday, July 24, 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Join us at the Haggerty Museum of Art on the Marquette campus for a morning of networking, inspiration, and delicious food. From our incredible guest speaker to the intimate galleries featuring a range of works from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary artists like Keith Haring, you won’t want to miss out on the perfect way to start your day. 

Limited capacity. Pre-registration required.

Transportation: Buses will depart 7:15 a.m. and return by 9:00 a.m.

Ticket Price: $45

Closing Night at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Sponsored by HGA Architects

Friday, July 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Do you relish that old book smell? How about photographic storytelling? Or maybe you love all things Ikea? Get your fix of all of these and more at our Closing Night event at the Milwaukee Art Museum! Mingle with colleagues and get your snack on with delectable crudités all while exploring exhibits featuring printed books ca. 1500s, the woman-centered photography of Susan Meiselas, and Scandinavian design. You will also be able to explore the Calatrava designed Quadracci Pavilion, and go on docent-led tours through the level 1 galleries which include ancient, European art, contemporary and 20th and 21st century design.

Limited capacity. Pre-registration encouraged.

Transportation: Buses will be on rotation every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket Price: $40 (Included in Session + Events Combo Package until event tickets sell out.)

Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee


Closing Day with the Milwaukee Museum Mile

Saturday, July 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Included in conference registration. Please RSVP during registration to help our hosts plan accordingly.

Saturdays are for having fun and exploring new places, so we’re going on a field trip! We’ll be spending the last day of the conference experiencing the rich arts and culture of Milwaukee by touring the Milwaukee Museum Mile! MMM is the joint effort of five diverse arts and cultural museums located on Milwaukee’s historic East Side. You’ll enjoy breath-taking views of Lake Michigan, mansions, and historic landmarks by foot or bus. 

The day will kick-off with our Flash Talk speakers at the Museum of Wisconsin Art at St. John’s on the Lake. Then you’ll get exclusive access to the exhibits and galleries of all the museums on the mile including:

  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee
  • North Point Lighthouse and Museum
  • Museum of Wisconsin Art at St. John’s on the Lake
  • Charles Allis Art Museum
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum 

Transportation: Buses will depart conference hotel and head to Museum of Wisconsin Art for Flash Talks and will be on rotation to all locations on the Museum Mile.