Museum Gallery & Exhibit Status

  • Carey Watters: Tiny Cuts
    On view through Sunday, September 12, 2021
  • Claiming Space: A New Century of Visionary Women
    On view through Sunday, October 3, 2021


  • Mini Masters To Go
    August Featured Project
    Visit MOWA each month to pick up your Mini Masters To Go bag. Each bag includes information on a featured artwork, discussion questions plus supplies and instructions for an at-home art project. Start creating now>
  • MOWA Behind-the-Scenes | MOWA+ Member Exclusive Event
    Tuesday, August 10 | 10:00-2:00
    Explore rarely seen works of art with a tour of MOWA’s visible storage, then enjoy an interactive discussion on how artwork is kept, added, and selected for display. Free for MOWA+ and above members | Registration required. Find details here >
  • Youth Chalk Art Workshop
    Friday, August 20
    This workshop will give young artists a true taste of chalk art. Led Art & Chalk Fest artist, Stacey Williams-Ng. Register today >>
  • Art & Chalk Fest 2021
    Saturday and Sunday, August 21–22 | Free Admission
    A live arts festival held at MOWA. Experience live street chalking and artists creating live art before your very eye.  Enjoy art activities, music, food, and a beer garden all weekend long. Details
  • Virtual Talk | Desconstructing Narratives
    Thursday, August 26 | 7:00
    Claiming Space exhibiting artists Niki Johnson and Valaria Tatera discuss the use of nontraditional media in their work to draw attention to political and personal themes. Moderated by Curator of Public Programs Ally Wilber. Streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. Get Details >
  • In-Person Expert Talk | The Legacy Of Mary Nohl
    Saturday, August 28 | 2:00
    Barbara Manger, author of Mary Nohl: Inside and Outside discusses Nohl’s wide-ranging artwork and memories of the curious, accomplished Wisconsin artist. Moderated by Director of Collections, Education, and Research J Tyler Friedman. Free for members. Walk-ins welcome. Learn More >


  • In-Person Curator Talk | Wisconsin Women—Rebels, Movers, and Shakers
    Saturday, September 18 | 2:00
    Director of Exhibitions Graeme Reid examines four of Wisconsin’s historical artists who changed our art community by challenging expectations: Lydia Ely, Elsa Ulbricht, Charlotte Partridge, and Miriam Frink. Learn More >
  • 2021 Members' Show Opening Party
    Saturday, September 25 | 2:00-4:00
    Join us for the opening of the 2021 Members' Show featuring 250 distinct voices in dialogue, offering unparalleled insight into the hearts and minds of MOWA members, the Wisconsin artists showcased in this annual exhibition. Get Details >