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04.07.2013 | | Posted at 08:43 PM

Celebrate with the MOWA and MAM

By Peggy Sue
In a grand scale art celebration in Southeastern Wisconsin, two museums reached important milestones this past week. The Museum of Wisconsin Art (now called MOWA), opened its doors this April to four new galleries, a gift shop and expansive, sparkling educational facilities. Their first exhibition “Antifragile; Contemporary Glass” features elite Wisconsin glassmakers transforming the difficult...
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The New Museum of Wisconsin Art

 The new Museum of Wisconsin Art, at 205 Veterans Ave. in West Bend, finally opens its doors to the public. At first glance, the subtle façade, blocked in a variety of soft whites and the palest blue, functions as an abstract painting
Monday, Jan. 28, 2013

Talking with Laurie Winters

 After 15 years as the Milwaukee Art Museum’s director of exhibitions and publications and curator of earlier European Art, Laurie Winters has taken two challenging new positions. Last July, Winters announced her
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” Pablo Picasso said of the value of aesthetics in society. Milwaukee's Gallery Night and Day embraces this spirit for its 25th anniversary, July 27-28. The quarterly event, which began...
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Wisconsin Watercolor Society (WWS) celebrates six decades with a new exhibition at West Bend's Museum of Wisconsin Art. The “Wisconsin Watercolor Society 60th Anniversary Exhibition,” opening July 18, will feature paintings from the...
Thursday, May 24, 2012
The Milwaukee Museum Mile is a newly formed consortium of institutions located on Milwaukee's East Side. John Sterr, marketing manager for the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace art museums, talked about the development of this unique...
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The tie that binds the artists of Uncommon Threads: Contemporary Wisconsin Textiles, now on view at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, is the versatility of fabric as an art medium. Some artists approach textiles with traditional practices...
Monday, April 16, 2012
Spring Gallery Night and Day arrives in Milwaukee April 20-21, featuring works of art at 60-plus venues throughout the city. In addition to galleries, Milwaukee colleges and universities use this opportunity to present top student works...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Stitched drawings and paintings take the place of more traditional works of paper, pencil, oil paint and watercolor in two exhibitions at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The museum holds a dual opening March 28 for “Uncommon Threads...

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