On view: April 9–July 24, 2016
March 1, 2016
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(WEST BEND) This spring, six prolific photographers slow down to capture the curiosities and rare beauty found along Wisconsin’s highways and byways. Roadside Attractions, on view April 9 – July 24, features non-traditional interpretations of the landscape by photographers J.P. Atterberry, Tom Bamberger, Mark Brautigam, Carl Corey, Suzanne Rose, and Jason Vaughn. These six visual storytellers capture neglected or overlooked places that could exist along any thoroughfare, back road, or boulevard in the Dairy State. Roadside Attractions is one of MOWA’s first themed exhibitions, on view in tandem with Gregory Conniff’s Watermarks and Lois Bielefeld’s On Faith. Roadside Attractions draws together some of the state’s finest landscape photographers. Each photograph in the exhibition was taken along the roadside, capturing a true sense of Wisconsin as a place. These works epitomize the variety in Wisconsin’s photographic canon, ranging from color digital photographs to platinum palladium prints.
At A Glance
On view April 9–July 24
Saturday, April 9 | 2:00–5:00
Celebrate Wisconsin’s photographic legacy. Roadside Attractions opens concurrently with two other photography exhibitions, Lois Bielefeld: On Faith and Watermarks: Gregory Conniff Photographs. This trio of shows represents the versatility and talent of Wisconsin’s photographers. Join us for an opening party to honor a selection of the state’s finest visual storytellers.
About the Museum of Wisconsin Art
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) explores the art and culture of Wisconsin. Founded in 1961, MOWA is one of the top museums of regional art in the United States, with almost 5,000 works of contemporary and historic art by more than 350 artists. Through rotating exhibitions and educational programs, MOWA provides an innovative forum for the culturally engaged.
In 2013, MOWA opened its new 32,000-square-foot facility in downtown West Bend. The building, the first museum commission by acclaimed architect Jim Shields of HGA Architects, is situated along the west bend of the Milwaukee River on a triangular plot of land that inspired the facility’s modern wedge shape. An expansive wall of windows follows the curve of the river bank and minimizes the boundaries between interior and exterior. The museum houses five permanent collection galleries, three temporary exhibition spaces, and two classrooms as well as visible art storage, a shop, and a large atrium for public events. The Museum is located at 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend. For general information, call 262.334.9638 or wisconsinart.org.