Charles Radtke: Contained

April 19–August 25, 2019
Bradley Family Gallery

Charles Radtke: Contained is the first retrospective exhibition for the renowned furniture maker based in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The artist’s cabinets, tables, and chairs reflect his meticulous attention to detail. Several pieces have interiors that are more intricately designed than the exteriors, or have hidden compartments in which Radtke has placed something personally meaningful. Radtke’s explorations into the function of the cabinet as a container lend his work a conceptual component that relates to contemporary sculpture.

Supporting Sponsors: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Friends of Art Christopher and Sally Candee Heidi and Greg Borca Marcia and Kent Velde
Thanks to the 2019 Museum Visionaries:Debbie and Mark Attanasio Donna and Donald Baumgartner John and Murph Burke Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Joel and Caran Quadracci Sue and Bud Selig Jeff Yabuki and the Yabuki Family Foundation

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Gallery Talk: Charles Radtke: Contained

Tuesday, May 21, 1:30 PM

Explore the first retrospective exhibition for the Cedarburg, Wisconsin-based furniture maker Charles Radtke with the artist and Margaret Andera, interim chief curator and curator of contemporary art.

Bradley Family Gallery
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission 

  • Image: Sarcophagus #6, 2018 Holly, quilted aspen, pink ivory, milk paint, silver gilding 47 x 13 x 31 inches. From the artist, Cedarburg, WI. Photography credit: Larry Sanders.