In case you missed it, Bastille Days will be returning to Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square neighborhood after two summers away. While the city’s beloved French festival will be back July 14-17, the return will be “slightly downsized” compared to pre-pandemic installments as organizers focus on getting back to normal and coming back in full force for Bastille Days’ 40th anniversary in 2023. If you’re looking for a little extra French flare this week/weekend, Milwaukee Art Museum is offering a fun, multi-faceted complement to Bastille Days in the form of its “Streets Of Paris” event.

Also scheduled to take place July 14-17, MAM’s “Streets Of Paris”—an event done in partnership with Bastille Days—will feature a variety of entertainment offerings that aim to highlight France and French-speaking countries across the globe. Not only will the museum have its ongoing Always New: The Posters of Jules Chéret exhibition on display, there will also be four days of on-site events and promotions including highlights like:

Free film screening of the documentary Myth of a Colorblind France and panel discussion on Thursday, July 14, at 6 p.m.

Beer garden, open Friday evening through Sunday, featuring Raspberry Chéret, a raspberry double radler inspired by Always New: The Posters of Jules Chéret 

• Free Museum admission during extended hours on Friday, July 15, 5–8 p.m.; printmaking with Anchor Press Paper & Print, storytelling by Dr. Jacqueline Robinson-Hunsicker, moko jumbie by Allenton Riley, dance by the Ton Ko-Thi Youth Performing Ensemble, and live music by guitarist Bill Paul and the band Kreyòl Roots

Hands-on art making with the Kohl’s Art Studio, Friday through Sunday

You can check out the full schedule of events HERE.

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