Current Exhibitions 

Wisconsin Governor's Executive Residence

Now on view in Madison
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The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) has curated a selection of Wisconsin art for display at the Wisconsin Governor's Executive Residence. Artwork is on view throughout the first floor of the Residence and is used to enhance adult and youth educational tours.

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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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A Community of Voices

Closes September 6, 2020
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This exhibition presents work from the 2018 class of inductees to the Sisters of Creativity. The art collective takes its cue from the legacy of Mrs. Dorothy Nelle Sanders (1917–2013), who founded the African-American Arts Alliance and advocated for diversity in the arts. The six featured artists—all Milwaukeeans—are Blanche Brown, Chrystal Denise Gillon, Rhonda Gatlin Hayes, Ruthie Joy, Tia Richardson, and 2019 City of Milwaukee Artist of the Year Rosemary Ollison. While the artists vary in formal training and choice of media, they are united in purpose: championing social justice and civil rights, giving voice to the voiceless, expressing spirituality, and coping with trauma. 

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Wisconsin Funnies: Fifty Years of Comics

On view through November 22, 2020
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Wisconsin Funnies is the first exhibition to present the rich history of comics in Wisconsin. The nearly two hundred works by over 30 artists illustrates the major themes, innovations, and publications that characterize the state’s past half-century of comic art. The exhibition pairs hand-drawn original art with printed material such as comic books, alternative weekly newspapers, and other collectibles and ephemera. 

On view at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend and MOWA | DTN located at Saint Kate the Arts Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. 

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