Friends of Wisconsin Art 


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The Friends of Wisconsin Art (FOWA), offers MOWA+, Premium, Partner, and Benefactor members opportunities to get to know the art, artists, and communities that make Wisconsin great!

Friends of Wisconsin Art members go behind the scenes, discover new places in Wisconsin, and exchange ideas about art with fellow collectors and enthusiasts. As a Friend, your increased membership makes it possible for MOWA to present meaningful exhibitions, programs, and studios that celebrate the visual arts and culture of the state.

Upcoming Events

Summer Art Open House Tour
Saturday, August 19 | 2:00–5:00
FOWA is headed to Waukesha County for the annual Summer Art Open House Tour. Visit the home of James and Karen Hyde to see several focused collections by such notables as Ruth Grotenrath, Edmund Lewandowski, Schomer Lichtner, Francesco Spicuzza, Robert von Neumann, and Santos Zingale. Also on view is an incredible collection of art glass, which includes many Wisconsin favorites. Reservation required

Artist Spaces and Places Tour
Saturday, October 21 | 10:30–3:00
Start the day at the expansive Riverwest studio of sculptor and painter Richard Taylor to see where he creates his monumental outdoor sculptures and other work. Then head over to nearby Flux Design for a tour of their unconventional spaces and to hear about their latest happenings, from restaurant design to residential makeovers. Reservation required 

To make a reservation or learn more about FOWA, contact Liz at lknopke@wisconsinart.org or 262-247-2271.