Artist Talks and Curator Talks 

MOWA regularly features curators and artists to talk about their work and journey of experiences. Join us for an inspiring forum of conversation.
Curator Talk
Saturday, April 27 | 2:00–3:00

Attend a lively talk on the Handmade for Home exhibition by Curator Graeme Reid.
Free with Membership

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Gallery Conversations
Saturday, May 4 | 1:00–3:00

Several artists from the Handmade for Home exhibition will be in the galleries to discuss their work.
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Photographers Panel
Saturday, June 8 | 2:00–3:00

Mark Brautigam, Tom Jones, and Kevin J. Miyazaki share their year-long experiences photographing the natural and manufactured wonders of the Dells. Learn about their creative processes and hear personal stories about documenting Wisconsin’s top tourist destination.
Free with Membership

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How the Dells Became the Dells
Thursday, June 20 | 6:30–7:30

Join Wisconsin historian John Gurda as he unites the Dells past and present through the biographies of three decisive figures who made the Dells a destination: Byron Kilbourn by building the railroad, H.H. Bennett by artfully promoting the scenic wonders, and Tommy Bartlett by ushering in the modern period.
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Curator Talk
Tuesday, July 2 | 10:30–11:30

Take a deep dive into the wonders of the Dells with Curator Tyler Friedman.
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Food and Travel Photography
Thursday, July 11 | 6:30–7:30

Photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki discusses the fine art of travel and food photography, and his experiences shooting for the New York Times, Bon Appétit, National Geographic, and other nationally-acclaimed publications.
Free with Membership

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Ho-Chunk History in the Dells
Saturday, July 20 | 2:00–3:00

Join Amy Lonetree, associate professor of history at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for a look at Ho-Chunk culture. As a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a scholar of Indigenous history, Lonetree has both an insider’s perspective and intellectual insight on the historical use of Ho-Chunk culture to attract tourists to the Dells.
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Curator Talk
Thursday, August 8 | 6:30–7:30

Take a deep dive into the wonders of the Dells with Curator Tyler Friedman.
Free with Membership

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