Mary Nohl Day

When: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21
Cost:
Free with Museum Pass admission, free for members

Join husband and wife author/illustrator team Tina and Carson Kugler, Mary Nohl historian Debra Brehmer, and MPM Educators for a book launch and day of fun in honor of an extraordinary new children’s book.

“In Mary’s Garden” is a picture-book biography about Wisconsin artist Mary Nohl (1914-2001), who used her world travels as inspiration to create fantastical art from the humblest of materials. Nohl's home on Lake Michigan in Fox Point, with a yard full of her sculptures and other art, is well-known to many Milwaukeeans. Today, this art environment is being cared for by the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, and the possible relocation of Nohl's lakefront art -- home and all -- has been the subject of intense local debate.

Authors Tina and Carson Kugler grew up in Milwaukee and are now based in Los Angeles. “In Mary’s Garden” is published nationally by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Mary Nohl Day Happenings
10 – 11 a.m.: Presentation by authors Tina and Carson Kugler and discussion by Brehmer followed by a book signing.
11 - 12:30 p.m.: MPM Art Room open for all guests – create rock art jewelry, a fish, a pet rock or a moai sculpture.
1 - 2 p.m.: Presentation by authors Tina and Carson Kugler and discussion by Brehmer followed by a book signing.
2 – 3:30 p.m.: MPM Art Room open for all guests – create rock art jewelry, a fish, a pet rock or a moai sculpture.

The first 200 families to arrive will also receive a special sketchbook! Explore the museum to listen to stories, sketch your “travels” just like Mary, learn about Mary Nohl and the book, and even create your own fantastical artworks.

Sketchbook quantities limited. One sketchbook will be provided, per family, to the first 200 families to arrive.

Copies of “In Mary’s Garden” will be available for purchase.

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