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.

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.

Saint John’s On The Lake is located 1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Open and free to the public every day, 10:00–5:00
Coalition of Photographic Arts: In a Fashion August 24–October 26, 2017
Image for Coalition of Photographic Arts: In a Fashion
MOWA’s Satellite Location
Saint John’s On The Lake, Milwaukee

Fashion can knit groups together within a shared identity, and at the same time, can also express individuality. It’s not only the final product of clothing seen on a runway. It’s the outcome of a process that begins with an idea that evolves through textiles, design, technique and application. CoPA members find inspiration in fashion and interpret all its facets including design, style, and trends in their photographs. 

Opening Party
Thursday, August 24 | 5:30
CoPA Photographers Panel | 7:00

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