Exhibition features 24 of Wisconsin’s top contemporary artists and designers who create objects for the home.

     Wisconsin’s rich history of traditional craft and modern design come together this spring at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) for a unique, artistic experience about home. Handmade for Home, March 30-May 19, features the work of 24 of Wisconsin’s top contemporary artists and designers who create sophisticated, functional objects for the home.

     Handmade for Home celebrates the tradition of handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces as well as new methods of customized design and production. From classic to high-end rustic and reclaimed, there is something for every aesthetic sensibility.

 Time-honored techniques in furniture making, silver and ironwork as well as basket-making are part of the exhibition. Cutting-edge methods of design and fabrication are shown in displays of shower curtains, wallpapers, bed covers, lamps, and more. Re-envision home this spring at MOWA.

 The museum’s “everyone’s a member” philosophy encourages re-visits throughout the year. First-time visitors to the museum pay a low-cost admission fee—as little as $15—and receive a free annual membership. The membership includes unlimited MOWA access, entrance to opening parties, and 175+ free-for-member programs each year.











MOWA and The Marcus Corporation recently formalized a collaboration for a new museum location within Saint Kate, Wisconsin's first-of-its-kind arts hotel set to open this spring in Milwaukee. The new affiliation—officially called MOWA | DTN, a reference to the downtown Milwaukee location—will consist of a 1,700-square-foot gallery located on the first floor of Saint Kate, and will open in June 2019.

 "A collaboration of this stature between a museum and hotel is truly groundbreaking. This is unique in the museum industry," said MOWA Executive Director and CEO Laurie Winters.

The museum is located at 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend, WI 53095.

For information, phone (262) 334-9638 or visit wisconsinart.org.



Museum of Wisconsin Art

Presents Handmade for Home

About MOWA


The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) explores the art and culture of Wisconsin. Founded in 1961, MOWA is a top museum of regional art in the U.S., with over 5,000 works of contemporary and historic art by more than 350 artists.

     The museum houses five permanent collection galleries and four temporary exhibition spaces, as well as classrooms, visible art storage, gift shop and atrium for public events. Through exhibitions and educational programs, MOWA fosters an innovative forum and provides access to the visual arts of Wisconsin for all.

     Opened in 2013, the 32,000 square foot museum building along the east bank of the Milwaukee River is on a triangular plot of land that inspired the facility's modern wedge shape.

     The museum footprint includes a spectacularly landscaped set of gardens with an open field for outdoor activities and festivals, 800 quaking aspen trees, 1,200 hydrangeas, sculptures, courtyard for intimate gatherings and interconnected walkways.




art-centered activities

for All Ages


There's always something happening at MOWA. Drop in for art making each week during Studio Saturdays, meet artists in the galleries, attend a Curator Talk, and more. Visitors can check the website to view upcoming events, studio classes, and summer camps.


Upcoming Activities


April 9 & 27

Curator Talks

A lively talk by Curator Graeme Reid.


April 13

Artist Panel

Artists share their work and stories.


April 20

Interior Design Panel

Experts discuss how to integrate art into your home.