Virtual Drink & Draw February

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Cold days, warm colors. Grab your colored pencils and draw images of the cold using warm tones. Join us for our virtual Drink & Draw events as our Artist In-Residence, Yvette Pino, leads you through a delightful drawing experience inspired by images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum collection. So gather your supplies, pour yourself a beverage, and bring your artistic energy as we spend the evening together stretching our creative muscles. This event is free of charge and open to anyone who registers. We will send you a link to join the event after you register. REGISTER HERE Drink & Draw events are a longstanding tradition in the art community where people gather to draw in a welcoming environment without inhibitions. Although the events often coincide with happy-hour style programming, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcoholic consumption. Some of the best attended Drink & Draws are dry and we are just fine with that. If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please reach out to your local VA or the Veterans Crisis hotline. Program funding made possible by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation through the generous support of Generac Power Systems.    

Free

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Trivia Night

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Join us for our virtual trivia night and test your historical knowledge. Sign up as individuals or as a team and go head to head with other players. This free event will be based on 3 rounds of trivia, with each round focusing on topics such as: history, pop culture, names and places, events, and fun facts. For this virtual trivia night, we will be using the Kahoot! app. This app will allow for the multiple choice questions we will use during each round. Simply log onto Kahoot.it the night of the event (either through your mobile device or on a separate browser tab) and we will provide the access code…nothing to download and easy to use. Lots of fun will be had by all and prizes are given to the top 3 players/teams. This event is suitable for all ages. Program funding made possible by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation through the generous support of Generac Power Systems. REGISTER HERE  

Free

Movie Night Virtual Discussion- Shout at the Devil (1976)

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Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair, and join us for a Movie Night and Virtual Discussion with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Staff. While we can’t all be together, we can share discussion on major motion pictures that deal with the hardships, humor, and horrors of combat. For February, we will look at 1976's Shout at the Devil.  REGISTER HERE Your mission is to watch the movie, which is available from most libraries or on streaming services (we will not be watching the movie the night of the program), while thinking about the discussion questions we will provide you. On February 25, 2022, at 7:00 pm we’ll all meet via Zoom for a discussion led by museum staff. We will cover themes such as conflict, politics, pop culture, the military, and movie-making. After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public. This event may not be suitable for children under the age of 16. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems. REGISTER HERE  

Free

African American Research: Strengthening and Connecting Families Through Genealogy

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Join the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and President of the African American Genealogical Society of Milwaukee Patricia Glover-Howard, for a workshop focusing on African American genealogy. This program is suitable for children, youth, and adults. We will provide military, local, state, federal and national resources for the genealogical journey. Case studies, DNA and other examples will be used to create the Family History Toolkit. This event is free, virtual, and suitable for all ages. REGISTER HERE Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.

Free

Wisconsin Veterans Museum Trivia Night

Online WI

Join us for our virtual trivia night and test your historical knowledge. Sign up as individuals or as a team and go head to head with other players. This free event will be based on 3 rounds of trivia, with each round focusing on topics such as: history, pop culture, names and places, events, and fun facts. REGISTER HERE For this virtual trivia night, we will be using the Kahoot! app. This app will allow for the multiple choice questions we will use during each round. Simply log onto Kahoot.it the night of the event (either through your mobile device or on a separate browser tab) and we will provide the access code…nothing to download and easy to use. Lots of fun will be had by all and prizes are given to the top 3 players/teams. This program is suitable for all ages. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.  

Free
Recurring

Artists Demonstrate Printmaking

View veteran artists Shawn Ganther, Ash Kyrie, Yvette Pino as they demonstrate printing techniques from the museum front window. Anchor Press, Paper & Print in Kenosha will bring a printing press on wheels and give a live demonstration. All ages welcome.

Free
Recurring

Artists Demonstrate Printmaking

View veteran artists Shawn Ganther, Ash Kyrie, Yvette Pino as they demonstrate printing techniques from the museum front window. Anchor Press, Paper & Print in Kenosha will bring a printing press on wheels and give a live demonstration. All ages welcome.

Free
Recurring

Artists Demonstrate Printmaking

View veteran artists Shawn Ganther, Ash Kyrie, Yvette Pino as they demonstrate printing techniques from the museum front window. Anchor Press, Paper & Print in Kenosha will bring a printing press on wheels and give a live demonstration. All ages welcome.

Free

Virtual Drink & Draw March

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REGISTER HERE Live from the museum front windows join us for a special two-hour Drink & Draw. We will be recording live from our storefront in conjunction with the 2022 Southern Graphics International Printmaking Conference being held right here in Madison, Wisconsin. Using images from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum (WVM) collection, WVM’s resident artist and U.S. Army veteran Yvette M. Pino will demonstrate how to make trace monoprint memory drawings. A trace mono-print drawing is made my rolling out a small amount of slo-drying ink (usually printmaking ink) onto a piece of plexiglass and placing a damp piece of paper over it to trace a line with a pencil or pen. The drawing tool presses the paper into the ink and makes a mark on the paper, thus transferring the ink onto the paper. Some special supplies are needed, but not to worry—we will teach alternate methods using art supplies you may have around the house like pencils and crayons. Also, the supply list is posted in here so you can gather materials you will need OR you can always visit our Museum Shop’s webpage and purchase a special Drink & Draw Kit (link coming soon). Everyone can be an artist in this session. Grab a beverage and get ready to make an impression with these trace monoprint memory drawings. Drink & Draw events are a longstanding tradition in the art community where people gather to draw in a welcoming environment without inhibitions. Although the events often coincide with happy-hour style programming, there is no requirement or emphasis on alcoholic consumption. Some of the best attended Drink & Draws are dry and we are just fine with that. If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please reach out to your local VA and/or the Veterans Crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems. REGISTER HERE  

Free
Recurring

Artists Demonstrate Printmaking

View veteran artists Shawn Ganther, Ash Kyrie, Yvette Pino as they demonstrate printing techniques from the museum front window. Anchor Press, Paper & Print in Kenosha will bring a printing press on wheels and give a live demonstration. All ages welcome.

Free