Current Exhibitions 

Jennifer Angus: Still Lives

Permanent Collection | Surreal Gallery
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Jennifer Angus first discovered the decorative potential of insects in the 1980s when she was studying bugs used in the fabrication of color dyes in northern Thailand. Angus created this installation of cicadas and beetles in the MOWA gallery dedicated to the surreal in Wisconsin. Angus's wall-pinned insects create an otherworldly atmosphere, while a table laden with bell jars presents whimsical kingdoms wherein dried beetles mimic everyday human activities.

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The Studio Glass Movement in Wisconsin: The Hyde Collection

October 23, 2021–January 23, 2022
Image for The Studio Glass Movement in Wisconsin: The Hyde Collection Douglas and Renee Sigwarth, Untitled (Watercolor Vase), 2008. Blown glass, 13 7/8 x 7 ¼ x 6 3/4 in. Purchased 2012, Karen and James Hyde Foundation
In celebration of the 60th anniversary of both MOWA and the Studio Glass movement, the exhibition features work by thirty glass artists ranging from early, groundbreaking experiments of Harvey Littleton and his students at University of Wisconsin–Madison to the contemporary, conceptually driven work from the hot shops of Beth Lipman and Jeffrey Stenbom.

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Suzanne Rose | Blind Spot: To Pass Among Them

December 9, 2021–February 20, 2022
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Suzanne Rose’s photographs resist timestamping. The lush black-and-white images are toned with a custom gradient that Rose developed by studying vintage prints. Their rounded corners, emerald-cut rectangles, and elongated oval formats are directly derived from the 1860s. Despite the influence of yesteryear, Blind Spot is resolutely of the present, gently nudging viewers toward a more thoughtful relationship with their environment.

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Tom Uttech: Photography

December 9, 2021–February 20, 2022
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