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Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

When pottery isn’t only a wedding anniversary gift

It’s said that the family that plays together, stays together. But what about the spouses that collect ceramics together? They put on exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art. “The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture” collects 120 pieces by 36 artists
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Tyanna Buie discusses ‘Still Lives’

At the beginning of the month, Tyanna Buie’s “Still Lives” opened at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. This site-specific installation marries screen printing, collage and ink on paper with three-dimensional objects. The achievement was hard won: Buie discovered that art could be a refuge while spending her early
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

New exhibitions at Haggerty

So goes the first stanza of Frank O’Hara’s 1960 poem “To You.” Two of the four new exhibitions opening on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art are inspired by the poet’s life and
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
 The power of grandmothers is evident at a young age: They are miraculously able to make presents appear, to delay bedtimes, to soothe the sting of boo-boos. In “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon,” on display in Mount Mary University’s Marian Gallery until Sept. 13, the wisdom and love of these elder
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Opening reception for Michael Mercado and Chuck Weber

 The opening reception, Aug. 1, from 6-8 p.m., may lag a few weeks behind the de facto opening of two exhibitions at the Delafield Art Center, but as they say, better late than never. The self-explanatorily titled exhibition
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
 Milwaukee’s favorite citywide orgy of an art exhibition is back. That’s right, Gallery Night & Day returns on Friday, July 25 (5-9 p.m.), and Saturday, July 26 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.). As per usual, there isn’t the time or space to cover all participants, so here are two noteworthy opportunities
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Live music, food and hands-on creativity at Kohler Arts

 Sheboygan’s enduring claim to artistic fame is giving us The Chordettes—the mellifluous female vocal quartet of “Mr. Sandman” fame, which conquered the charts in 1954. These days, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Midsummer Festival of the Arts keeps the city on the map, artistically speaking. The festival
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
 Cyclops are nasty creatures. If Homer’s Odyssey is to be believed, the one-eyed monsters consume mostly sheep’s milk, but prefer to munch on humans. When caught, it takes the cunning of Odysseus—not to mention a red-hot sharpened stick to the eye—to escape their clutches. “Performing for Cyclops,” a group
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 The Fourth of July means flag-waving, burger-grilling, firework-watching, beer-drinking and picnic-having. It also means that a group of eccentric patriots will race down the Sheboygan River in extravagantly customized crafts letting their proverbial freak flag fly in addition to Old Glory. Yes, the John Michael Kohler