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.
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.
Flow: The 2014 NCECA Ceramic Arts Invitational
February 22, 2014–March 23, 2014
The 2014 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition
February 1, 2014–March 16, 2014
Currents 36: Dirk Skreber
November 7, 2013–March 2, 2014
Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel
July 3, 2013–October 13, 2013
Celebrating 125 Years of Art
April 6, 2013–December 31, 2013
Veterans Book Project: Objects for Deployment
April 4, 2013–November 10, 2013