This exhibition features 125 original wood engravings by one of America’s most beloved artists, nineteenth-century painter and printmaker Winslow Homer (1836-1910). Homer began his professional career in 1857, working as a freelance illustrator for Harper’s Weekly and other popular publications of the day. With a keen sense of observation and artistic originality, Homer created dozens of iconic images depicting politics, war, and everyday life in America from the late 1850s through the late 1880s. The Paine Art Center is open Tuesday…Details
Racine Art Museum (RAM) proudly presents a one-of-a-kind exhibition representing an atypical parallel in the contemporary art collections of an internationally known art museum and a preparatory school. The exhibit is a dialogue between the work from Prairie’s collection and pieces from the museum by the same artist or one working in a similar manner.Details
“The Bed Show” — an original exhibition related to the place of the bed in art, culture and daily life — opens on March 5. The opening reception takes place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the gallery located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall. The exhibit’s curator, Stephen Perkins, will offer remarks about the show at 5 p.m. “We are born in beds and most of us will die in beds, and, of course, there’s a lot that happens…Details
American artist Thomas Cole’s (1801-1848) 1835 “Essay on American Scenery” championed the American landscape, and its distinctive natural beauty as hallmarks of national identity. This exhibition explores Cole’s influence on a number of 19th century American painters working in diverse landscapes aesthetics. Featured artists include William Merritt Chase, Ralph Albert Blakelock, and George Inness, among others. This thesis exhibition was curated by Kate Gelshenen Rafferty. The exhibition runs February 13-March 15. There will be a reception on February 13. Museum…Details
The Fox Valley Area High School Glass Exhibition for 2015 features work from nine area schools. Students from Appleton Central, Appleton Career Academy, Appleton North, Freedom, Menasha, Neenah, Omro, Oshkosh West, St Mary Central, Valley New School and Xavier high schools worked with a variety of techniques in the museum’s glass studio to create their works. There will be a Public Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony Sunday, March 1 from 1-3pm with awards and remarks at 2pm.
Artist Nathan Sawaya takes LEGO® into the art world by creating large-scale sculptures with only the use of these iconic toy building bricks. The way he conceptualizes the action of the subject matter enables him to elevate an ordinary toy to the status of fine art. Sawaya has an amazing ability to transform the bricks into something both beautiful and playful with his devotion to scale and color perfection. The Art of the Brick® has inspired creativity and led to…Details
The Harley-Davidson Museum is starting 2015 with an artistic historical exhibit, (P)ART: Photographs Revealing the Art of Mechanical Form. This series displays 29 rare photographs dating back to 1912 that depict Harley-Davidson’s roots through legendary motorcycle parts. These photographs create a highly visual exhibit that captures Harley-Davidson’s early dedication to bikes portrayed not only as motorized mechanical parts, but sculptural specimens. (P)ART is opening Jan. 16 in conjunction with Gallery Night and runs through May 17.Details
Visit the Wriston Art Center at Lawrence University to see its winter exhibits. Current exhibits include “Heads Up! Visualizing the Past Through Ancient Coins” in the Quirk Print Study Room, “Wisconsin Wolf Stories” in the Leech Gallery, “Sarah Gross: Continental Drift” in the Hoffmaster Gallery, and “Jason Yi: Terraform” in the Kohler Gallery. Exhibit hours are 10am-4pm Tuesday-Friday, and 12pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday.Details