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Grohmann Museum

Exhibition April 22 to August 21, 2022
Event Hours Friday 5 to 9pm; Saturday 12 to 6pm
1000 N Broadway | 414.277.2300

Familias Unidas: Tribute to the Migrant Farm Workers Labor Movement in Wisconsin 1960s-1970s

In the 1960s and 1970s, Chicano/a and Latinx migrant farm workers and other community members organized to improve working and housing conditions, expand social services, challenge discrimination in hiring practices, advance bilingual programs, and gain greater access to higher education. Known as the Farm Workers Movement, it continues to be consequential to the Hispanic community and the nation at large today. The Grohmann Museum and Latino Arts Inc. are pleased to present this joint exhibit, featuring photographs, art, artifacts, and ephemera related to the movement. The exhibit features generous contributions by local leaders and organizations that were at the forefront of the movement.

Central Standard Crafthouse and Kitchen

Exhibition April 22 & 23, 2022
Event Hours – Friday 5pm to 12am; Saturday 11am to 1pm; 6pm to 12am
320 E Clybourn Street | 414.455.8870

Central Standard Craft Distillery Art Show

Join first-time Gallery Night venue Central Standard Crafthouse & Kitchen as we host six artists who all have day jobs but create amazing art as their passion projects. Guests can view and buy a wide variety of paintings, jewelry, photography, and sculptures.

Along with powerful art and live jazz, come see how we’ve converted a formerly vacant building – one of the oldest in downtown Milwaukee – into our all-new Crafthouse & Kitchen. Attendees 21+ will receive a free first taste of a new product that’s not even in stores yet. There’ll also be artist Q&As, building tours and so much more.

David Barnett Gallery

Exhibition: April 22 to July 15, 2022
Friday 5pm to 9pm  |  Saturday 11am to 5pm
1024 E State Street   |   414-271-5058

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light!

The broad spectrum of works selected for Out of the Darkness, Into the Light! explores the capacity for art to stir our emotions – from fear and anxiety to happiness and serenity. This theme is inspired by the difficult times we have all experienced and the idea of light and hope for the end of the pandemic. Fluid and open to multiple interpretations, the theme also reflects a re-emergence of artworks from our storage rooms, where some have not seen the light of day for quite some time, soon to be reanimated in the eyes of our visitors.

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

Exhibition Dates: Various, see Saint Kate Exhibitions Page for details
Open to the public: Galleries open to the public 7am-midnight
Event Hours: Gallery Night After Party 8pm-midnight
139 E Kilbourn Avenue  |  414-276-8686

Bright Sides by Sarah Jane Sutterfield; Queer Mythologies by Nykoli Koslow; Handmade Paper Stories, a group show on view in MOWA | DTN

Event Description: Join us in celebrating our MKE arts community at Saint Kate’s Gallery Night After Party! Guests may grab a drink from the Bar, enjoy live music, and explore the art throughout the public spaces, including our newest exhibition on the second floor Closet exhibition space, Bright Sides by Sarah Jane Sutterfield!

The Pfister Hotel

Event Hours: Friday 5 to 9pm
424 E Wisconsin Avenue  |  414-273-8222

Artist-in-Residence 2022 Premiere

Join us Friday, April 22nd for Gallery Night MKE to meet the new winner of our Artist-in-Residence 2022-2023 Program. Our internationally recognized program is an opportunity for an emerging artist to connect to a community of guests, from Milwaukee and beyond, in their studio located on the first floor of The Pfister Hotel. Stop by the AiR Studio to meet pataphysical illustrator, Christopher T Wood, view his work and learn what is to come throughout his residency.

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