Museum of Wisconsin Art

A Different Kind of Museum

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The Art Ball 2023

Cocktails | Dinner | Art Experiences

Saturday, September 30 | 6:00

MOWA’s biennial signature fundraiser celebrates the tenth anniversary of the museum’s modernist Mothership in support of art acquisitions and art education.

Saint Kate—The Arts Hotel
139 East Kilbourn Avenue


Ten artists Ten talks

2023 marks the tenth year since the opening of MOWA’s West Bend facility designed by architect Jim Shields of HGA. Affectionately dubbed the “Mothership” for its modernist design, MOWA has grown into a vital cultural center that represents the art and artists of the entire state.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, MOWA has invited ten of your favorite Wisconsin artists to give special talks as we celebrate the building’s tenth birthday.

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A network of locations and community partners

MOWA can be found around the state with two permanent venues—the West Bend “Mothership” and MOWA | DTN in downtown Milwaukee—and two partnering community organizations that make its programs and collections accessible and free.

Land Acknowledgment Statement

The Museum of Wisconsin Art stands on the ancestral lands of the Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and Potawatomi people. We pay respects to their elders past and present and acknowledge the Ho-Chunk, Menominee, and Potawatomi people who have stewarded this land through the generations.

Celebrate the Arts and Culture of Wisconsin

To our members, donors, and community partners—thank you for being an important part of our journey.

Your contribution to the 2022 MOWA Fund will help MOWA continue to fulfill its special role in the arts and culture of our state for generations to come.


locations around the state


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