Annual Gala

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MPM’s 34th Annual Gala is going virtual!

While the format will change, the experience will feature all that makes the MPM Gala one of the best in town! Included in the 2020 event: great food, fine wine, unique auction items, and Museum fun.

Support for the Gala assists in maximizing MPM’s education and accessibility programs, while helping to enhance the Museum’s research, collections, and visitor experiences.

Date and Time

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Livestream program begins at 8:00 p.m. 


VIP reservations closed Tuesday, October 6, 2020. General reservations remain available at no cost!

General Reservation (Free) 

Includes access to the Silent Auction, Live Auction, and Buy It Now items as well as the livestream program on October 17, 2020.

Visit the Gala Auction Website

The Auction website,, will be ”live” Friday, October 9. Discover almost 100 auction and “buy it now” items!

Watch the Gala Livestream Program

Tune in to the Passport to MPM Gala livestream program at 8:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturday, October 17 on the auction website at


Sponsorships are available. Please contact Debbie Mitchelson at or 414-278-6138 to secure your Gala sponsorship. 

Presenting Sponsor

northwestern mutual      

Honorary Gala Chairs
Anne & Don Roberston

Northwestern Mutual Foundation

Gold Level Sponsors 
CG Schmidt, Inc. 
We Energies Foundation

Bronze Level Sponsors
Badger Meter, Inc.
Lynn & Doug Brengel
The Cudahy Foundation
Eppstein Uhen Architects
Foley & Lardner
Holz Motors
Husco International
Johnson Controls Foundation
JP Cullen
Kahler Slater
Mueller Communications
Ramirez Family Foundation

Event Sponsors
Production Sponsor: Anne & Don Roberston
Behind the Scenes Sponsor: Graef
Digital Program Sponsor: Baker Tilly
Silent Auction Sponsor: Cheri & Miller Newton
Paddle Auction Sponsors: Baird and Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc.
1882 Society Gala Sponsor: Bridgewood Advisors
Welcome Sponsor: Robertson Ryan & Associates