Current Exhibitions 

Contemporary Threads: Wisconsin Fashion

June 3–August 20, 2017
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Pushing the boundaries of fashion, the work of ten contemporary designers will include four Project Runway alumnae, a designer for Lady Gaga, and other notables from across the country all with a Wisconsin connection.

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Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century

June 11–September 17, 2017
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A collection of high-end children’s garments from the Milwaukee-based Florence Eiseman Company will illustrate why the clothing line was instrumental in fashioning the standard look for the Post-War American child, attracting the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco, Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, the Kennedys, Beyoncé, and the Obama Administration.

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The Roddis Collection: American Style and Spirit

June 11–September 17, 2017
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From haute couture to everyday wear, this historically-significant collection dates back to before the Civil War. It was uncovered in 1972 in an attic in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Worn by six generations of the Roddis family, this collection is now part of the Henry Ford Museum garnering nationwide attention from The New York Times and its New York Times Best Seller catalogue, American Style and Spirit.

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Daniel Arnold: A Paparazzo for Strangers

June 11–September 17, 2017
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A series of photographs will provide a look at fashion through the lens of New York City street photographer Daniel Arnold, a Milwaukee native and photographer for Vogue, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. 

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Paul Hammersmith: Shorelines and Waterways

May 25–August 20, 2017
Image for Paul Hammersmith: Shorelines and Waterways Paul Hammersmith, Building North Avenue Bridge, Milwaukee, c. 1900, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 1993-9
Widely hailed as one of Milwaukee’s finest artists at the turn of the century, Paul Hammersmith's sensitive, romantic etchings depict his experiences and surroundings in Milwaukee in addition to the many trips he took abroad with his wife and family.

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

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