Past Feature Exhibitions


Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art
January 31, 2014–May 4, 2014

This exhibition features an unprecedented selection of American paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, textiles, furniture, and decorative arts from the Milwaukee Art Museum’s world-class collection of folk and self-taught art. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as American art struggled to find its own voice separate from the classical European style that dominated the art world, an authentically American artistic expression was identified in the work of folk and self-taught artists.

 

Thomas Sully: Painted Performance
October 11, 2013–January 5, 2014

American Old Master painter Thomas Sully created dynamic characters that play their parts on canvas, in performances staged in paint. See nineteenth-century celebrities, from President Andrew Jackson to stars of the international stage, and theatrical classics, from Cinderella to Macbeth, beautifully brought to life in this original Museum exhibition.

 

30 Americans
June 14, 2013–September 8, 2013

30 Americans is a dynamic exploration of contemporary American art. Paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, video, and more made by African American artists since 1970 raise questions of what it means to be a contemporary artist and an African American today. Whether addressing issues of race, gender, sexuality, politics, or history—or seemingly remaining silent about them—these works offer powerful interpretations of cultural identity and artistic legacy.

 

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Past Special Exhibitions


Flow:Flow: The 2014 NCECA Ceramic Arts Invitational
February 22, 2014–March 23, 2014

  

CurrentsCurrents 36: Dirk Skreber
November 7, 2013–March 2, 2014

  

Tattoo:Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel
July 3, 2013–October 13, 2013

CelebratingCelebrating 125 Years of Art
April 6, 2013–December 31, 2013

  

VeteransVeterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment
April 4, 2013–November 10, 2013


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