Artist Talks 

MOWA regularly invites leading artists to talk about their work and journey of experiences. Join us for an inspiring and casual forum of conversation.
Bamberger and Friends
Saturday, May 6 | 1:00

CONVERSATIONS WITH BAMBERGER

Join some of Tom Bamberger’s longtime friends and colleagues as they reflect with him on his work and the evolution of Milwaukee’s arts community. This program is part of MOWA's museum-wide spring exhibition, Hyperphotographic.

Participants
Tom Bamberger, Photographer; Former Curator of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum
Dick Blau, Photographer; Professor of Film Emeritus, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Deb Brehmer, Director, Portrait Society Gallery; Founder, Art Muscle Magazine
John Koethe, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Wisconsin’s first Poet Laureate
Dean Sobel, Director, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver; Former Chief Curator, Milwaukee Art Museum
Fred Stonehouse, Artist; Professor of Painting, University of Wisconsin–Madison 
Laurie Winters, CEO, Museum of Wisconsin Art

 

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Placemaking in Milwaukee
Saturday, May 13 | 1:00

CONVERSATIONS WITH BAMBERGER

 
Join community thought leaders in a conversation about how Milwaukee is embracing a more expansive view of public art that shifts the conversation from explicit objects and buildings to spaces of influence. This program is part of MOWA's museum-wide spring exhibition, Hyperphotographic.

Participants
Tom Bamberger, Photographer; Urban Design/Architecture Critic
Sara Daleiden, Consultant, Creative Placemaking Committee of the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC)
Jim Shields, Design Principal, HGA Architects; Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Tom Kubala, Co-founder, The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.
Laurie Winters, CEO, Museum of Wisconsin Art

Image for Placemaking in MilwaukeePhoto by Jim Bauer (detail)
Uncovering The Roddis Collection
Thursday, June 22 | 6:30–7:30

CURATOR TALK

Join Roddis Collection curator Edward Maeder as he takes you on an incredible journey back to 1972, when an unexpected and remarkable collection of perfectly preserved garments, letters, and artifacts was discovered in an attic in Marshfield, Wisconsin. This program is part of MOWA's summer exhibition, The Roddis Collection: American Style and Spirit.

Image for Uncovering The Roddis CollectionEdward Maeder with the Roddis Collection. Photo courtesy of Sam Moore/MV Times
The Rise of a Design Legend
Saturday, July 15 | 2:00–3:00

ARTIST TALK

Exhibition catalogue authors Sarah Anne Carter, Ph.D., Natalie Wright, and Jennifer Farley Gordon, Ph.D., come together for an afternoon to discuss how design, changing views on family, and a new cultural landscape joined together to create the iconic Florence Eiseman brand. This program is part of MOWA's summer exhibition, Florence Eiseman: Designing Childhood for the American Century.

Image for The Rise of a Design LegendSarah Anne Carter
Project Runway Panel
Saturday, August 5 | 2:30–4:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Join Peach Carr, Miranda Levy-Adler, Linda Breshears Marcus, and Katelyn Pankoke as they discuss their experience on the hit reality fashion design television show, Project Runway. This program is part of MOWA's summer exhibition, Contemporary Threads: Wisconsin Fashion.

Image for Project Runway PanelLinda Breshears Marcus, photo by John Grant Photography