William Kentridge:
More Sweetly Play the Dance

June 22–August 19, 2018
Baker/Rowland Galleries

William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance is an immersive, multisensory experience from the famed South African artist (b. 1955). Combining drawing, filmmaking, and animation with a spirited soundtrack, the celebrated work runs the length of the galleries, engaging visitors in a brass band–led danse macabre (or medieval “dance of death”) that speaks to issues around life, mortality, migration, and displacement. The installation features the eight-channel projection and sculptural components, including school chairs for visitors to sit in and large megaphones through which part of the soundtrack is played.

More Sweetly Play the Dance is fourteen minutes long and plays on a continuous loop.

Presenting Sponsor: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Society
Supporting Sponsor: Milwaukee Art Museum’s Friends of Art

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Member Preview Celebration: Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980

Thursday, May 14, 10 AM

Be among the first to see this major international loan exhibition that presents the extensive exchange of design ideas between the United States and the Nordic countries--Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden--between 1890 and 1980.

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  • 5:00 p.m. Celebration 
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  • William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance, 2015. © William Kentridge
  • William Kentridge, More Sweetly Play the Dance. Installation view at EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam © William Kentridge. Courtesy of EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam.