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.

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

Member Preview Celebration: Nares: Moves

Thursday, June 13, 10 AM

Enjoy Member-only access to Nares: Moves, the first retrospective exhibition for contemporary New York-based artist James Nares.

Members are invited to bring one additional guest to the exclusive preview for free.

  • 5 p.m. Celebration with appetizers and cash bar.
  • 6:15 p.m. Conversation* between James Nares and Marcelle Polednik, PhD, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director

*Advance tickets for the evening conversation have all been distributed. A very limited number of tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from admissions desks starting at 10 a.m. on June 13 only. Overflow viewing space will also be available for the program.  

Film Series: James Nares

Saturday, June 15, 1:30 PM

Film Series: James Nares

Sunday, June 16, 1:30 PM

Film Series: James Nares

Saturday, June 22, 1:30 PM

Film Series: James Nares

Sunday, June 23, 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.