MOWA On The Lake 

MOWA collaborates with Milwaukee’s premiere lakefront retirement community Saint John’s On The Lake to further awareness of Wisconsin art and artists. The gallery features four exhibits every year and runs in conjunction with Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day.

Della Wells: A Spiritual Journey February 16–May 14, 2017
Image for Della Wells: A Spiritual JourneyDella Wells, Ida Mae, Get ‘Email Bunnies Out of Here!’, mixed- media collage, 2012. Photo by Larry Sanders

MOWA’s Satellite Location
Saint John’s On The Lake, Milwaukee

Recipient of the City of Milwaukee’s Artist of the Year award for 2016, Della Wells is known for her singular style of storytelling. Wells is bringing her tools—colorful collages, drawings, dolls, and quilts—to MOWA On The Lake. Blending her own personal experiences with explorations of culture, Wells addresses issues of race and gender and touches on truths that speak to us all.

Opening Party + Talk
Thursday, February 16 | 5:30
Curator Talk | 7:00

Join us at the opening party and enjoy the opportunity to hear Wells speak in depth about her process and the inspiration for her work.

Saint John’s On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Open and free to the public every day, 10:00–5:00
Paul Hammersmith: Shorelines and Waterways May 25–August 20, 2017
Image for Paul Hammersmith: Shorelines and WaterwaysPaul Hammersmith, Building North Avenue Bridge, Milwaukee, c. 1900, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 1993-9
MOWA’s Satellite Location
Saint John’s On The Lake, Milwaukee

Widely hailed as one of Milwaukee’s finest artists at the turn of the century, Paul Hammersmith (1857–1937) was originally trained as a watchmaker and engraver, then turned his skill for fine detail toward printmaking. Self-taught as an artist, he always carried a sketchbook. Fascinated by boats and water, he spent many hours sketching on Jones Island and the Milwaukee shoreline. His sensitive, romantic etchings depict his experiences and surroundings in Milwaukee in addition to the many trips he took abroad with his wife and family.

Opening Party + Talk
Thursday, May 25 | 5:30
Curator Talk | 7:00
MOWA’s Director of Collections and Exhibitions Graeme Reid will discuss the artistic significance and history of Jones Island for Milwaukee artists at the turn of the century. 

Saint John’s On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Open and free to the public every day, 10:00–5:00