Nares: Moves

June 14–October 6, 2019
Baker/Rowland Galleries

Nares: Moves is the first retrospective on the contemporary New York-based artist James Nares (b. 1953) and reveals a significant career bringing motion into the spotlight. The exhibition is organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum and will premiere June 14 to October 6, 2019. In addition to being the first retrospective for Nares, it is also the first to explore in depth the artist’s films as central to his artistic practice. The exhibition and accompanying catalogue celebrate the key projects of this prolific, perpetual inventor and establish Nares as an important contemporary artist.

Audio: A Conversation with the Artist

The recording here features Marcelle Polednik, PhD, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director of the Milwaukee Art Museum and curator of the exhibition, and the artist Jamie Nares discussing the exhibition Nares: Moves. It is unedited. A shorter version produced to accompany the exhibition is on the audio guide on-site, available for $5 from the admissions desks.

Sponsors: Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Layden, Sr., in honor of Donald W. Layden, Jr. Joan Lubar and John Crouch Kasmin Gallery, New York
Media sponsor: WMSE 91.7 FM
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

Programs + Events

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Saturday, July 20, 1:30 PM

Experience the full scope of Nares’s films, including a trilogy never shown together before. The program of ten short films will be shown throughout the run of the Nares: Moves exhibition. Runtime: 120 min.

Lubar Auditorium
Free with Museum Admission

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Sunday, July 21, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Saturday, July 27, 1:30 PM

Film Series: Nares: Moves

Sunday, July 28, 1:30 PM
  • James Nares, It's Raining in Naples, 2003. Private collection. Image courtesy of Kasmin Gallery.
  • James Nares, Pendulum Chronophotograph #33, 1976. Image courtesy of the artist.