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Feb. 2015

Winslow Homer In America

Feb. 14 at 8:00 am - May. 31 at 5:00 pm
Paine Art Center and Gardens,
1410 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901 United States
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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…

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Selections from the Collections

Feb. 20 - Jun. 26
New London Public Museum,
406 South Pearl Street, New London, WI 54961 United States
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The New London Public Museum combed through the storage rooms and is showcasing some of the museum’s hidden treasures. Call (920) 982-8520 for more information.

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Kindred Collecting: Exploring the Artworks of The Prairie School and RAM

Feb. 26 at 8:00 am - Jun. 7 at 5:00 pm
Racine Art Museum,
441 Main Street, Racine , WI 53403 United States
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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.

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Mar. 2015

RAM 6th Annual International PEEPS® Contest

Mar. 5 - Mar. 15
Racine Art Museum,
441 Main Street, Racine , WI 53403 United States
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RAM will be holding its annual PEEPS® competition.  Free entry, prizes awarded.  Accepting entries March 4-15, 2015.  More information and an entry form is available online at www.ramart.org/content/ram-6th-annual-international-peeps-art-exhibition.  

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Bed Show

Mar. 5 at 4:30 pm - Apr. 2 at 3:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until Apr. 2, 2015
UW-Green Bay Lawton Gallery,
2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311
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“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…

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American Beauty: Nineteenth Century Landscapes

Mar. 6
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until Mar. 15, 2015
Charles Allis Art Museum,
1801 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee , WI 53202 United States
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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…

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Fox Valley Area High School Glass Exhibit

Mar. 6
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Every day until Mar. 29, 2015
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass,
165 North Park Avenue, Neenah, WI 54956 United States
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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.

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The Art of the Brick

Mar. 6
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until Jun. 14, 2015
Oshkosh Public Museum,
1331 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901 United States
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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…

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(P)ART: Photographs Revealing the Art of Mechanical Form

Mar. 6 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until May. 17, 2015
Harley-Davidson Museum,
400 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States
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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.

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Wriston Art Center Exhibits

Mar. 6 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every day until Mar. 15, 2015
Lawrence University Wriston Art Center,
711 East Boldt Way, Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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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.

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