Upcoming 

150th Anniversary Exhibition May 24–September 26, 2018
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Celebrate 150 years of compassion and enriching the lives of Saint John’s residents through a special exhibition of videos, photographs, and stories highlighting the past, present, and extraordinary future that lies ahead.

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Joseph Friebert: A Retrospective August 18–October 7, 2018
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One of the most original artists of the twentieth century was Milwaukee’s Joseph Friebert. In the first instance, his paintings are very personal, yet at the same time deeply psychological, imbued with introspection and compassion for his subjects. 

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Beth Lipman: InEarth August 18–March 31, 2019
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Experience this special glass installation by Beth Lipman in the permanent collection galleries. InEarth combines the genres of still life and landscape to juxtapose the current age with ages past. InEarth explores the age of the Anthropocene, known as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.

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Photographing Family August 18–November 11, 2018
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Photographing strangers can be difficult. The result is often somewhat formal and the unfamiliarity between subject and photographer can be quite evident. Photographing family usually means informality and familiarity are a given, but Tom Bamberger, Lois Bielefeld, Dick Blau, and Kevin Miyazaki tap into something deeper that gives their images a sense of empathy and connection that transcends simply capturing appearance.

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David Harper: A Fear of Unknown Origin August 18–December 30, 2018
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Comprised of seventy-two individual ceramic sculptures that are glazed in various hues of blue, A Fear of Unknown Origin was inspired by two things that seem completely unrelated. The first inspiration came from the cyanometer, an esoteric tool alpinists used to measure distance by the shades of the sky. The second is the idiom “Entre le Chien et le Loup” (between the dog and the wolf), which describes the effects of dusk and being unable to differentiate between friend or foe. 

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Craig Blietz: Herd October 13, 2018–January 13, 2019
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Northeast Wisconsin painter Craig Blietz finds farm animals to be brilliant non-verbal storytellers, well suited for taking a role as a sign, symbol, or metaphor in a specific theme. For the artist, farm animals present a sense of place which he fees is an important aspect to creating authentic work. 

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Corey Fells: 100 Womxn Project October 13, 2018–January 13, 2019
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The 100 Womxn Project is a showcase of 100 stories captured in the photos of minority multicultural millennials by Milwaukee photographer Corey Fells. Photographed over the course of three seasons, the exhibition consists of women who have fought addition, depression and abuse as well as women who have aspirations of becoming social activists, healers, teachers, artists, doctors, and much more.

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2018 MOWA Members’ Show Saturday, November 17, 2018–January 6, 2019
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MOWA annually opens the door to all members and asks them to show us what they’ve got—young or old, big or small, seasoned professionals or newly experimenting. The Members’ Show is about engaging with our valued supporters and celebrating the great imagination. 

Event-day theme, Studio Saturday art project, and details for how to apply coming later this summer. Stay tuned!

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