It seemed like a good idea at the time. For years, officials at the Milwaukee Art Museum had been renting space to groups for special events — many of them including food and drink — without any problems. Then along came a group whose meeting turned into a bacchanal. Attendees got rowdier and more drunk as the night went on, covering art works with food, alcohol, and, in some cases, vomit. At one point, four men were seen climbing onto, and groping the breasts of, “Standing Woman,” a ...

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