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.
Uncovering The Roddis Collection
Thursday, June 22 | 6:30–7:30


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


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


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