Exhibits & more



Through Nov. 11

Family Albums: Kith and Kin in Focus

Opening Aug. 18, 2-5pm.

Distinct takes on the family portrait as captured by photographers Tom Bamberger, Lois Bielefeld, Dick Blau, Kevin Miyazaki and filmmaker Emir Cakaroz.

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Through Nov. 16

Dia de los Muertos

Features a dazzling array of ofrendas (altars) prepared by local, regional, and international artists.

Latino Arts Gallery


Through Nov. 16

Black Eyed Peas

and Coal Black Blues

Textiles and works

on paper by Sharon Kerry-Harlan and Alison Saar

Portrait Society Gallery


Through Nov. 24

Mark Mulhern

These works, liberated from detail, expose moments of extravagance and of everyday life.

Tory Folliard Gallery


Through Nov. 25

Tyanna Buie: Im•Positioned

Large-scale monotypes and screen prints inspired by impressions from familial accounts.

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Through Dec. 30

David Harper:

A Fear of Unknown Origin

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Through Dec. 30

David Plowden's

Portraits of Work

Grohmann Museum


Through Jan. 6

Serious Play:

Design in Midcentury America

Explores the projects of more than 40 designers who employed playfulness and whimsy within their creations for corporations, domestic interiors, and children. See more >>

Milwaukee Art Museum


Through Jan. 13

Craig Blietz: Herd

Part Barbizon school, part agrarian abstraction. Cows dominate the pictures and serve as a canvas within the canvas for elaborating on the abstract designs. See more >>

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Through Jan. 13

Corey Fells: 100 Womxn Project

100 minority millennials photographed in front of the same ivy-colored wall, creating a visual continuity that reflects the shared experience underlying the unique individuals. See more >>

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Through Jan. 13

Fiber Arts in the Digital Age

This exhibit explores various fiber art pieces that only exist due to the age we live in.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts


Through Jan. 20

Family Pictures

Explores how black photographers and artists have portrayed a range of familial relationships, from blood relatives to close-knit neighborhoods to queer communities.

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Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum


Through Jan. 27

Sable Elyse Smith

Ordinary Violence

Kirsten Leenaars

(Re)Housing the American Dream: Freedom Principles

Scripture as Source

Artists Interpret the Bible

Haggerty Museum of Art


Through Feb. 10


The Hollywood Red Scare

A multi-sensory exhibit that explores the politics, art, economics, and social dynamics during Hollywood’s Red Scare.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee


Through Feb. 17


A Landscape Rediscovered

In focus is a painting that was ascribed to the great English landscape painter John Constable (1776–1837) when it entered the Layton Art Collection, in 1941. See more >>

Milwaukee Art Museum


Through March 31

Fore and Aft:

A Vitreous View of Time

Wisconsin artists Beth Lipman, Jeremy Popelka, and Eoin Breadon, embrace the challenge of glass to explore its relationship with light, form, and time. See more >>

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Nov. 3-Mar. 3

Spectacular Vernacular

How the creators Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth mix their craft and industrial design backgrounds.



Nov. 15-April 14

Forward 2018 A Survey of  Wisconsin Art Now

A state-wide juried exhibition of artwork created by Wisconsin artists.

Charles Allis Art Museum