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William Kentridge:
More Sweetly Play the Dance

June 22–August 19, 2018
Baker/Rowland Galleries

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance is an immersive, multisensory experience from the famed South African artist (b. 1955). Combining drawing, filmmaking, and animation with a spirited soundtrack, the celebrated work runs the length of the galleries, engaging visitors in a brass band–led danse macabre (or medieval “dance of death”) that speaks to issues around life, mortality, migration, and displacement. The installation features the eight-channel projection and sculptural components, including school chairs for visitors to sit in and large megaphones through which part of the soundtrack is played.

More Sweetly Play the Dance is fourteen minutes long and plays on a continuous loop.

Presenting Sponsor: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Society
Supporting Sponsor: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Friends of Art

Programs + Events

Member Preview Celebration: Season of Technique and Innovation

Thursday, June 21, 10 AM

Be among the first to experience William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, and attend exclusive Member programming for Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching and Photographing Nature’s Cathedrals: Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, and H. H. Bennett.

Lectures*

1:30 p.m. | Photographing Nature's Cathedrals: Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, and H. H. Bennett, with curator Ariel Pate

6:15 p.m. | William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, with curator Margaret Andera

Celebration

5 p.m. | Appetizers and cash bar

Live Music

11 a.m. Native American flute by Tom Haberstreith, Herzfeld Center
4 p.m. Folk and Americana by Fox & Branch, Herzfeld Center
5 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Jazz and Dixieland by 4th Dimension, Windhover Hall

Docent-led Tours

11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. of Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching

*Lectures are ticketed. Tickets are first come, first served from Admissions starting at 10 a.m. on event day only. Number allotted depends on membership level.

Free for Members

Non-members may join the celebration at 5 p.m. for $25. Not a Member? Join today!

Images:
  • William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015. © William Kentridge
  • William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance. Installation view at EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam © William Kentridge. Courtesy of EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam.