Exhibits & more



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. 12

Mark Forth

Paintings that delve into a realm of stillness and shadow. Cinematic scenes of private reflection and the surreal.

Tory Folliard Gallery


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 Feb.

Diego y Frida

An intimate look at the life and relationship between legendary artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Latino Arts Gallery


Through Mar. 3

Spectacular Vernacular

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



Through March 31

The Stereo Photography

of Hal Rammel

Opening Reception: Dec. 14, 5-7:30pm

Cedarburg 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


Through March 31

Clement Meadmore: The Models

The exploration of the work and creative processes of artists in the Lynden collection. In this exhibition eight models are displayed—some of them used to this day to fabricate Meadmore’s large-scale works.

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Through 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


Jan. 18 -April 28

Growing Place: A Visual Study of Urban Farming

Opening: Jan. 18

Seeks to shed new light on the past, present, and future of growing food in cities, using Milwaukee as its anchor study.

Grohmann Museum


Jan. 19-March 2

Craig Blietz - Herd

Opening: Jan. 18

Combines beautifully rendered cows with abstract images of agricultural icons of barns, corn stalks, and tractors, resulting in boldly patterned compositions of shapes and colors.

Tory Folliard Gallery