As a part of its 15th anniversary celebration, the Grohmann Museum is organizing a blockbuster exhibition from one of the premier collections of American industrial art — The Shogren-Meyer Collection. Dan Shogren and Susan Meyer have built one of the finest collections of American Art concentrated on the 1930s and ’40s. “A Time of Toil and Triumph” will include dozens of paintings and photographs by Aaron Bohrod, Margaret Bourke-White, John Steuart Curry, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Edmund Lewandowski, Dorothea Lange, Thornton Oakley and Isaac Soyer, among many others. Special Collector’s Tour at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 Exhibition runs Sept. 9-Feb. 26.
Innovative Artist Portfolios explores Toulouse-Lautrec’s Au Pied du Sinai, Dalí’s Zodiac, Magritte’s Lithographies, Rembrandt’s Millennium Edition, van Dongen’s La Garconne, Fantin-Latour’s Les Bucoliques and Masson’s Je Reve. Whether curated by the artist or assembled posthumously, the series is a magnifying glass into the ideologies, obsessions and sensibilities that compose each artist’s unique viewpoint.
The Contemporary Paintings of Daniel Klewer presents works by the Wisconsin artist, known for his sculptural use of acrylic paint and vibrant command of color. Mixing acrylic with sawdust and abandoning his paintbrush for a plastic bag, Klewer transforms painting into geography. Exhibitions run Oct. 21-Jan. 20.
Join us for Gallery Night MKE to celebrate and welcome inaugural Saint Kate Artist-in-Residence Jeff Zimpel. Guests are invited to step into the Artist in Residence Studio Space to meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments and entertainment, and participate in the ongoing process of mark making and idea-sharing of his “Studio Ecology.”
Current Pfister Artist-in-Residence Christopher T Wood hosts a group exhibition alongside 20+ local artists, featuring small works for sale with a focus on the natural world. Half of all proceeds will be donated to the Urban Ecology Center. Join us in Rouge for light refreshments and entertainment throughout the night.
Featuring TRUE Skool Student and Alumni Original multimedia work. There will be live performances, interactive installations, and refreshments! ALL AGES Welcome!