Pre-Conference Tours


Wednesday, July 20

FBI Provenance and Art Crime Talk + William Kentridge Exhibition Tour

Sponsored and Hosted by Guardian Fine Art Services and The Warehouse 

2:00-5:00 PM CT

Ticket: $10*

Capacity: 75

Guardian Fine Art Services is hosting a special pre-conference lecture, tour, and happy hour reception for conference attendees interested in provenance research, art crime, and the art of renowned artist William Kentridge.

During his talk “Provenance and its Role in Combating Art Crime Globally,” Special Agent David Bass of the FBI Art Crime Team will address how, moving forward, museum professionals can work together with law enforcement on questions of provenance. As stated by the FBI “Art and cultural property crime—which includes theft, fraud, looting, and trafficking across state and international lines—is a looming criminal enterprise with estimated losses in the billions of dollars annually.” Along with case studies, Bass will discuss potential tools used to research provenance, explain how criminals use provenance to carry out crime, and discuss the role fake provenance plays in the legal art market world. Bass will also touch on the challenges of repatriating art and cultural materials to the country of origin and importance of writing accurate inventories and how good record keeping skills can help establish factual provenance.

Stick around after the talk for a guided or self-guided tour of The Warehouse Art Museum gallery and their newest exhibition, William Kentridge: See For Yourself. This exhibition will showcase never before seen work by Kentridge from the Serr & Shannon Permanent Collection, the largest private collection of William Kentridge’s work in the United States. Following the tour, visit with your colleagues as you enjoy happy hour drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

  • 2:00 PM CT – Arrival and free, self-guided exploration
  • 3:00 PM CT – Provenance and its Role in Combating Art Crime Globally by Special Agent David Bass
  • 4:00 PM CT – Guided tours of William Kentridge: See For Yourself and Reception

Limited capacity. Pre-registration required. Transportation not included. Museum is a 5 minute ride and 30 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency.

*Thanks to underwriting of this event by Guardian Fine Art Services, all ticket revenue will directly support AMM and WFM. Thank you!


Jewish Museum Milwaukee “Beyond Borders” Exhibition

3:00-5:00 p.m. CT

Ticket: $10*

Capacity: 15

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee welcomes their colleagues to visit the museum and explore their summer exhibition Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin. Rooted in her own identity as an Indian Jewish US immigrant, Siona’s stunning art explores concepts of identity, inclusion/exclusion, and “home.” Displaying Siona’s artwork offers a unique opportunity to raise awareness of Jewish diversity. An estimated 12%-20% of Jewish people around the world are not white, but there is a lack of public understanding both about the racial diversity that can be found within the Jewish people and the Jewish religious diversity that can be found in people of color. Museum staff will guide you through the exhibition from 3-4pm and then offer time to freely explore the museum’s permanent galleries from 4-5pm.

Limited capacity. Pre-registration required. Transportation not included. Participants are encouraged to use Milwaukee’s streetcar, The Hop MKE, with stops near the Hyatt Regency and Jewish Museum Milwaukee. Street parking is available near the museum.

Your ticket fee includes an honorarium for our tour host, and a small portion of ticket revenue directly supports AMM and WFM. Thank you!


Haggerty Museum and St. Joan of Arc Chapel

3:00-5:00 p.m. CT

Ticket: $10

Capacity: 20

Explore two cultural gems on the Marquette University campus: the Haggerty Museum of Art and the St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Tour The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists exhibition at the Museum, and get a brief behind-the-scenes preview of work that will be included in their upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript Exhibition opening on August 19. As you tour the Chapel, which was recently reopened after a major renovation, hear the unique story about how the Chapel came to be on Marquette’s campus.

Limited capacity. Pre-registration required. Transportation not included. Museum is a 5 minute ride and 20 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency.

Your ticket fee includes an honorarium for our tour host, and a small portion of ticket revenue directly supports AMM and WFM. Thank you!


Harley-Davidson Museum Beyond the Gate Tour

3:00-5:00 p.m. CT

Ticket: $10

Capacity: 20

Discover culture and history through stories and interactive exhibits that celebrate expression, camaraderie, and love for the sport at the Harley-Davidson Museum. A visit to the H-D Museum is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre, park-like campus, and a calendar full of activities, the H-D Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. The campus features a newly renovated gift shop and experience gallery – so much more to explore! The pre-conference tour will guide your group through the exhibits and the Motorcycle Vault for an exclusive “Beyond the Gate” experience.

Limited capacity. Pre-registration required. Transportation not included. Museum is a 5 minute ride and 20 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency.

Your ticket fee includes an honorarium for our tour host, and a small portion of ticket revenue directly supports AMM and WFM. Thank you!


Sculpture Milwaukee Trolley Tour

3:00-5:00 PM CT

Ticket: $10

Capacity: 25

Experience Public-Art like you’ve never seen it before! In the five years since its inception, Sculpture Milwaukee’s urban exhibition of world-class art has received international acclaim and put Milwaukee on the map as a global arts destination. Join us for a guided Trolly tour of over 30 sculptures from celebrated curators Theaster Gates, Michelle Grabner and Ugo Rondinone. The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and will offer participants a fabulous way to explore Milwaukee, our tour guide will also point out other Milwaukee landmarks of note including The Haggerty Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Public Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, The Milwaukee Art Museum and so much more! A wonderful experience for art enthusiasts. 

Limited capacity. Pre-registration required. Transportation included.

Your ticket fee includes an honorarium for our tour host, and a small portion of ticket revenue directly supports AMM and WFM. Thank you!


Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

4:30-5:30 PM CT

Ticket: $10*

Capacity: 20

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum inspires children to play and learn through interactive exhibit experiences and educational programs. During their self-guided tour, attendees can explore Home Town, Pocket Park, Play Lab, Science City and the Be A Maker space. The Museum builds exhibit products to sell and rent in their on-site fabrication shop. Additional spaces include two theater areas and outdoor balconies. Museum staff will be available for questions.

Limited capacity. Pre-registration required. Transportation not included. Museum is a 5-minute ride and 20-minute walk from the Hyatt Regency. Participants planning to attend the Live at the Lakefront event at Discovery World at 5:30pm can walk across the Reiman Pedestrian Bridge by Calatrava from BBCM to the lakeshore venue.

*Your ticket fee includes an honorarium for our tour host, and a small portion of ticket revenue directly supports AMM and WFM. Thank you!