Exhibits & more



Through Sept. 8

30th Anniversary Exhibition

Includes up to 150 works in painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography.

Tory Folliard Gallery


Through Sept. 9

Daring Technique:

Goya and the Art of Etching

33 drama-filled bullfights—on paper—that collectively represent the history of the popular Spanish pastime.

Milwaukee Art Museum


Through Sept. 16

Stitching Histories

From the Holocaust

The story of Hedwig Strnad and her husband Paul through letters and dress designs they sent in the hopes of getting visas. Hedy and Paul were ultimately killed in the Holocaust.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee


Through Sept. 16

Altered Scale:

Sculpture by Richard Taylor

Cedarburg Art Museum


Through Sept. 23

13th Quilt Nihon

Highlights from the largest international quilting contest in Japan and one of the most prestigious in the world.

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts


Through Sept. 30

From China, With Love: Hand-Colored Photographs and Letters Home

Cedarburg Art Museum


Through Oct. 7

Joseph Friebert: A Life in Art

Opening Aug. 18, 2-5pm.

Social Realist compositions of the late 1930s and 1940s—whether behind bars, in line-ups, picking coal, or walking city streets.

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Through Oct. 13

Tom Shelton: The Fruits of Analysis

David Barnett Gallery, 1024 E. State St.


Through Oct. 21

Inspiring Change: The Photography of Chip Duncan and Mohamed Amin

Charles Allis Art Museum


Through Oct. 21

Urban sculpture installation

An outdoor urban sculpture experience in downtown Milwaukee features 20 art works by 21 artists, the pieces are positioned along Wisconsin Avenue from 6th Street to O'Donnell Park. Free to the public. The installation includes internationally renowned artists.


Through Oct. 31

The Bonsai Exhibit at Lynden

Lynden Sculpture Garden


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. 25

Tyanna Buie: Im•Positioned

Opening reception: Aug. 26 3-5pm

Lynden Sculpture Garden


Through Dec. 30

David Harper:

A Fear of Unknown Origin

Museum of Wisconsin Art


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 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.

Museum of Wisconsin Art


Sept. 6-Oct. 10

Hombres de Arcilla

(Men of Clay) A collection of handmade clay masks honoring the disappeared students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, Mexico.

Latino Arts Gallery


Sept. 7-Feb. 17

Constable? 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.

Milwaukee Art Museum


Sept. 7-Dec. 30

David Plowden's

Portraits of Work

Grohmann Museum


Sept. 14-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.

Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum


Sept. 14-Oct. 13

Fred Stonehouse – Night Vision

Memories, dreams, and anecdotal narratives from everyday life are the ingredients in developing Fred Stonehouse's witty and surreal paintings.

Tory Folliard Gallery


Sept. 28-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.

Milwaukee Art Museum