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Saint John’s on the Lake

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 10AM-4PM
1800 N. Prospect Ave. • 414.272.2022

A Year by the Lake

Showing remarkable commitment and perseverance every day from September 2020 to September 2021, four Milwaukee photographers — Phyllis Bankier, Heather Ho, Diane Rychlinski and Kathy Smith — rose before dawn to photograph the Milwaukee County shoreline as the sun rose. They had two goals: to (safely) maintain the precious human contact that they craved, and to capture another unique day emerging from the gloom. Ultimately the photographs possess a quietude rarely appreciated by most people, and a timelessness; Lake Michigan was there long before humans and will ultimately survive us all.

Anchor Press, Paper & Print

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 12-5PM
900 E. Keefe Avenue | 262.496.0052

Leaving Impressions

UWM printmaking seniors. Compelling work by UWM senior artists, with an emphasis on prints and printmaking. A range of mediums and methods. There may also be a live print demonstration.

Charles Allis Art Museum

Fri: 5-8PM, Sat: 10AM-5PM
1801 N. Prospect Ave. • 414.276.8295 

Talk Back

Allis Art Museum is embarking on a new three-part exhibition series titled Talk Back, creating space for contemporary art to “talk back” to the Museum — reflecting on the Allis estate, collection and land. Experience Talk Back Chapter One: Estate, highlighting the work of Iowa-based, interdisciplinary artist T.J. Dedeaux-Norris. Dedeaux-Norris’s practice employs painting, fiber, performance, and time-based media to explore the bodily impacts of racial, gender, and class socialization. Just as the Allis Art Museum, Dedeaux-Norris honors their current and former selves by examining the physical and philosophical intersection of embodying oneself and being “othered” in society simultaneously.

David Barnett Gallery

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 11AM-5PM
1024 E. State St. • 414.271.5058

The Nude Figure & Latin Voices

This Gallery Night, the David Barnett Gallery will present two exhibitions: The Nude Figure, which will examine the representation of the nude. From coy to straightforward, the nude is an enduring tradition in Western Art, signifying beauty, desire, vulnerability and power. Latin Voices will feature the works of contemporary Latinx artists. The exhibition is wide ranging, presenting artists from Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, and beyond. The artists engage divergent techniques, conceptual approaches, subject matter and aesthetic concerns.

David Barnett Gallery Attic

Fri: 5-9 pm, Sat: 10 am-4 pm
1024 E. State St. | 414.271.5058

Rogues in the Attic

An unfinished attic provides the perfect backdrop for the vibrant colors and dynamic compositions of the Rogues Artists. Live music by Robb Hoffmann.

GoodLand Home & Goods

Fri: 5-8:30PM, Sat: 10:30AM-5PM
2565 N. Downer Ave. | 608.516.3488

Artists of GoodLand

Exhibiting 20+ contemporary local artists and craftspeople – including Lynn Rix, Brett Newski, Kashes, Julia Scheckel – in fine art, ceramics, woodworking, and useable objects for the home. Friday night reception will have a selection of artists in residence, offering an expanded selection of art for sale. Refreshments will be provided.

Grohmann Museum

Fri: 5-9PM, Sat: 12-6PM
1000 N. Broadway • 414.277.2300

Excavations: Paintings and Drawings by Michael Newhall

In Michael Newhall’s early development at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an important painting in the history of American art, Willem deKooning’s Excavation (1950), had a particularly strong impact.

Though abstract, the painting conveys figurative implications and a powerful psychological flow of energy—composed as a pattern-field, or unified texture, rather than a more conventional arrangement. In homage to deKooning, the paintings and drawings of Excavations are in part inspired from Newhall’s first encounter with deKooning’s work. However, far different than deKooning’s action-painting, this series involves a progression of densely overlaid representational images—industrial areas of Milwaukee and Chicago—landscapes, figures, animals, objects, icons, all of which progressively form multilayered textures.

Here, Newhall invites viewers to excavate, to dig and uncover, and hopefully unearth something for themselves as it relates to life, work, and art.


James May Gallery

Fri: 5:30-8PM, Sat: 10:30AM-5:30PM
2201 N. Farwell Ave. • 262.753.3130

The Architecture of Everything

Featuring new work by Ellen Weider, Liz Rundorff Smith & Damien Hoar de Galvan.

NAdiaNA Art Gallery

Fri: 4-8PM, Sat: 5-8PM
1442 N. Franklin Place, #3 | 262.327.9336

Islamic Inspired

The show highlights the artworks created by several visual artists, including paintings, mixed media, drawings, photography, textile, jewelry and decorative functional objects. “Islamic Inspired” features the work of Muslim and non-Muslim artists, but all are inspired by Islamic designs, calligraphy, architecture and context.

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

Fri: 5-9PM
139 E. Kilbourn Ave. • 414.276.8686

Artist in Residence Premiere

Join us for Fall Gallery Night to celebrate and welcome the next Saint Kate Artist in Residence, Anwar Floyd-Pruitt. Guests are invited to step into the Artist in Residence studio to meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments, and experience his ongoing multidisciplinary practice. Participate in a one-night-only interactive photo project to later be displayed in the studio. While you’re here, grab a cocktail inspired by the hotel’s permanent art collection and visit our galleries for a conversation with Saint Kate’s Curator in Residence, Shane McAdams and featured artists Donna Ruff and Erik Benson.

The Gallery Grand at Grand Avenue Club

Fri: 5-8 pm, Sat: 10 am-4 pm
210 E. Michigan St. | 414.276.6474

The Grand “C-cret:” Color, Comfort, & Companionship

Step into the warm and welcoming arms extended to Milwaukee’s vibrant community in the Gallery Grand’s latest exhibit — featuring watercolors, fiber arts, paper sculptures, acrylics, mixed media and a massive mural made of bottle caps. Colleagues of Grand Avenue Club share the strength and inspiration that comes with familiar connectedness.

The Pfister Hotel

Fri: 5-9PM
424 E Wisconsin Avenue  |  414.273.8222

A Celebration of History and Art

For 130 years, The Pfister Hotel has been an icon of prestige, and timeless excellence in Milwaukee. As Milwaukee’s renowned luxury hotel, The Pfister has brought history, a philosophy of exceptional hospitality, and a celebration of art to locals and visitors alike. Join us for Fall Gallery Night to experience a warm and friendly place that is much more than a hotel as we offer complimentary tours of our Victorian Art Collection, the largest of its kind of any hotel in the world.

The Village Church

Fri: 5-9 pm
130 E. Juneau Ave. | 414.305.2324


An exhibit of photography, sketches and other arts.

Villa Terrace Art Museum

Fri: 5-8PM
2220 N. Terrace Ave. • 414.271.3656


Join us for the public opening reception and artist panel discussion of the Museum’s newest exhibition, Supernova. Artists Hope Wang and Keith Kaziak will be in conversation with Senior Curator Phoenix Brown at 6:30 pm in Great Hall. A cash bar and light refreshments will be available. Supernova explores how Wang and Kaziak understand the decay of their urban landscape environments and the social politics that influence them. The exhibition will feature sculpture, installation art, and industrial material exploration. Through weaving, metal casting, and meticulous foam carving, Supernova presents a romanticized view of a world constantly evolving around us, much like observing the magnificence of a bursting star in space.


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