Past Feature Exhibitions

Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France
November 4, 2017–January 28, 2018

Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France tells the story of modern art as it evolved during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through 150 works representing transformative movements such as Impressionism and Cubism. This exhibition focuses especially on drawings, shown alongside important paintings, sculptures, and prints, to highlight the crucial role that process and materials played in the experimentation and development of modern art.


Rashid Johnson: Hail We Now Sing Joy
June 23, 2017–September 17, 2017

Hail We Now Sing Joy presents new paintings and sculptures by Chicago native Rashid Johnson (b. 1977), who uses materials such as shea butter, black soap, and white ceramic tile to explore themes of race, identity, and escape. Fourteen works fill the exhibition space—their impact as monumental as their size. Antoine’s Organ, the largest of the artist’s architectural grid installations ever shown in the United States, conceals a piano that musicians will perform at scheduled times.


Milwaukee Collects
March 10, 2017–May 21, 2017

With the exhibition Milwaukee Collects, the Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates the breadth of art treasures in the Greater Milwaukee area—works of art that are typically not on public view. Drawing from both well-known collections and newly discovered gems, the exhibition features artworks that span centuries, media, and artistic styles.


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Past Special Exhibitions

20182018 Scholastic Art Awards: Wisconsin Exhibition
February 3, 2018–March 18, 2018


JaimeJaime Hayon: Technicolor
December 8, 2017–March 25, 2018


AnthonyAnthony Hernandez
September 15, 2017–January 1, 2018

TheThe Temple of Flora
August 4, 2017–December 10, 2017


FrankFrank Lloyd Wright: Buildings for the Prairie
July 28, 2017–October 15, 2017

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