Art

Express Yourself Milwaukee, exyomke.org

The arts of all kinds, whether poetry, music, painting, or acting, have been proven to help people face and even overcome the challenges in their lives. And that’s especially true for kids who are at risk.

 Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Matt Smooth Paper  Print size 29.5” x 42.5” in
Mila Teshaieva

For four years, award-winning Ukrainian photographer Mila Teshaieva has documented the central Asian countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Bonnie North

Milwaukeean Joanna Poehlmann has been making art for 63 years, but the current retrospective now open only covers 50 of them.

The Pitch Project / facebook.com

The collaborative art space and brewery known as The Pitch Project has been open for nearly a year in Walker's Point. In that time, it has presented a dynamic, ever-evolving series of installations.

Dick Blau / Museum of Wisconsin Art

There’s something about polka. Whether it’s the middle European version, or the Mexican version, or some amalgamation of a number of styles, the dance and music that supports it is infectious.

Tom Bamberger

Historically, Milwaukee’s public projects – from the Bronze Fonz to The Calling (the sculpture at the end of Wisconsin Avenue) - have not been without their controversy.

Harley-Davidson Archives / harley-davidson.com

Most people go to the Harley Museum to see the bikes. And there are a lot of them from the more than 100 years of the company’s existence. But a new photography exhibit focuses the viewer’s eye on the parts and tools that make the bikes a reality – and treats them as art objects in and of themselves.

Eric Baillies / nikijohnson.com

It is World AIDS Day, and the devastation the disease has caused around the globe is sobering and grim. But there is cause for quite a lot of hope as education and new advancements in medicine help those infected live healthier lives.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

Much of the region’s arts and culture is concentrated in Milwaukee.

Tom Van Eynde

The Racine Art Museum specializes in contemporary crafts; showcasing things like glasswork, ceramics, and jewelry of all kinds. 

Cedarburg Art Museum

Sometimes treasures really can be found in an attic. Case in point is a discovery that was made by Cedarburg resident Jim Groth 15 years ago. 

A new book and exhibit at the Milwaukee School of Engineering examines the work of 20th century German industrial painters.

ribarnica, flickr

    

If you grew up in the Milwaukee area a few decades ago, you knew it as “The Witch’s House.”  Tucked down a dead end road in Fox Point, the wild rumors were put to rest ten or fifteen years ago, as more became known about the house’s inhabitant, artist Mary Nohl.

The house sits behind a forest of trees and concrete sculptures on one side, and Lake Michigan on the other.  It’s nothing like anything else on the block or in the area.

villaterracemuseum.org

An exhibit at Milwaukee’s Villa Terrace Art Museum casts a spotlight on one of the world’s oldest forms of theater -- Noh.

Museum of Wisconsin Art

A quick geography quiz – where’s Luxembourg?  Okay, we’ll settle for “someplace in Europe.”  Many of us might have a difficult time precisely placing the small country on a map – it’s wedged in between Belgium, Germany, and France. 

Its population is about 500,000 – less than the city of Milwaukee, and it is 200 square miles smaller than Milwaukee County. But why are we telling you this? 

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