Join us for the Friends Annual Meeting 2017 in Milwaukee!

Explore German Art in Milwaukee with the Friends

This year’s Friends of the Max Kade Institute Annual Meeting will take us to Milwaukee, where we will learn about the magnificent German art treasures that have been collected in the city for well over 150 years. We will begin with a private, guided tour of the German art collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM), where, after major renovations, a thousand works of art have been added to the galleries.

Our day will continue with the annual meeting and a dinner at the Envoy Restaurant in the historic Ambassador Inn Hotel, an Art Deco icon. We will conclude the evening with a lecture entitled “German Art, American City: The Fishman Collection in Milwaukee’s Museums” by Curtis L. Carter, Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at Marquette University.

For details and registration information click HERE.


The Latest Newsletter is Here!

The Winter 2016-2017  issue of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute Newsletter is here! Read about:
— “A Trip to the Haslibacher Farm” in Switzerland’s Emmental Valley
— The Friends of the Max Kade Institute’s upcoming Annual Meeting on May 7 in Milwaukee
— “Handwritten Letters and Family Histories”
— The upcoming MKI International Symposium “People of Faith, Voices of Tradition: Germanic Heritage Languages among Christians and Jews.”
— “Ersatz Kaffee Ads from the World War I Period”

Become a Member of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute

The Friends of the Max Kade Institute are an exceptional group. We value the work of the Institute because it sheds light on the German-American experience and on the inter­connected­ness of people’s lives, past and present. In this way, the MKI shows that German-American studies is not just about the past, but it is very much a part of today’s America.

I want you to know that your participation throughout the year, along with your membership in the Friends, sustains the daily work and programming of this unique Institute. Please renew your membership now, and consider a gift membership for a friend or family member. Please, also support the Max Kade Institute Library Project Campaign, now entering its final, decisive year.  (John Pustejovsky, President)


The MKI Friends Fall 2016 Newsletter is here!

mki_fall-2016_newsletter_coverThe new issue of the Friends of the Max Kade Institute NEWSLETTER has arrived! Read about…
* From ‘Evangelische Dreieinigkeitskirche’ to King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church – The History of a Milwaukee Place of Worship
* Calendar of Events
* Second Annual MKI Oktober Fest
* The Bennett Law, the ‘Germania,’ and the Körner Pamphlet
* Charlotte Bleistein: A Century of Activism in a Family of Activists

If you are not already a member, join the Friends of the Max Kade Institute and receive your Newsletter in the mail!

Friends Oktober Fest – November 4

Join the Friends for an entertaining evening to benefit the Library of  the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies!  pretzel-and-beer1

Friday, November 4, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
The University Club
803 State Street, Madison, 53703

Bull Falls Logo_Full_4oclk-01**Craft BEER from Bull Falls Brewery in Wausau
**German-style BUFFET provided by Clasen’s European Bakery in Middleton, Freiburg Gastropub in Madison, Bavarian Sausage Inc. in Fitchburg, and the University Club Restaurant.
**German and Swiss MUSIC  with Bill Niederberger.**“Swiss-German Heritage Languages in Wisconsin” with Anita Auer, University of Lausanne

**Silent AUCTION

Invite your friends and share the attached OKTOBER FEST POSTER
Contact: or 608-262-7546

PLEASE NOTE:  No tickets will be mailed to you.  Once we have received your payment, we will confirm your purchase by email or phone call.  On the day of the event, please stop at the registration table, and you will receive a wristband.