Please check in with individual galleries and museums before you visit to ensure you have the most updated information and hours.
Allen Priebe and Annex Art Galleries, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. www.uwosh.edu/priebegalleries
Jason Yi, Allen Priebe Gallery
September 14 – October 19. Jason S. Wi is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, sculpture, drawing, and site specific installations. Immigrating from South Korea to the US at an early age, his work is conceived through a bi-cultural lens and he explores the effect of cultural and societal tendencies placed on both built spaces and our understanding of the natural landscape.
Dave Hodge Artists, Annex Gallery
September 14 – October 6. An exhibition honors the impact of UW Oshkosh Professor Emeritus Dave Hodge, who taught at the school from 1964 to 1998. This exhibition has work by UW Oshkosh alumni who studied with Professor Hodge and who continue to feel the impact of his teaching today.
Rosemarie Bernardi, Annex Gallery and outdoor exhibitions
October 12 – November 9. Rosemarie Bernardi’s prints, drawings, and installations utilize layering, distance, and metaphor to investigate psychological interiority. Beginning with intaglio/etching and working for years with a photographic process, and drawing – she now works with oversized linocuts that aim, in their placement as paste-paper exhibitions to highlight public spaces that are forgotten.
Amanda McCavour, Allen Priebe Gallery
November 9 – December 1. Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who works with stitch to create large-scale embroidered installations. She is interested in thread’s assumed vulnerability, its ability to unravel, and its strength when it is sewn together.
Advanced Critique, Annex Gallery
November 13- 16. This exhibition features the work of current UW Oshkosh students who are in the process of working through ideas in the studio. The exhibition is an invitation for public feedback and encourages discussions on process and future projects.
BFA Studio Art Senior Show, Allen Priebe Gallery
December 7 – 15. This exhibition features the work of painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture by graduating UW Oshkosh Seniors.
Appleton Historical Society Museum, Appleton. www.appletonhistory.com
Through 2024. The exhibit is a timeline from the early years of Fox Cities Airlines in 1963, renamed Air Wisconsin in 1965, through the last 58 years. The visual history follows the people of Air Wisconsin and the airplanes from 1963 to the present.
Jimos Hat Cleaners and Shoe Shine
Ongoing. In the Langenberg Room, find a recreation of the Jimos Hat Cleaners and Shoe Shine store which was the longest running business based on College Avenue. It chronicles the Jimos story from penniless immigrant to successful building and business owner.
The Art Garage, Green Bay. www.theartgarage.org
Through September 30. “Inspired By…” offers artists an opportunity to explore and showcase what sparks their creativity or has made an impact in their life. Who or what inspires you? Why? Do you have your own unique take on a concept or style of art?
October 11 – December 2. Individualism has its own time and place, but “Collaborate” asks artists to get creative with others, to share space, ideas and resources, and to consider how the process encourages growth, understanding and evolution along the way.
Third Annual: A Year in Review – 2023
December 13 – February 3, 2024. Join us as we continue this side gallery tradition for a third year! The Third Annual: A Year in Review exhibition reflects on the previous year through art and will feature work exploring various subjects and mediums all inspired by, or created in, the last 12 months.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah. www.bmmglass.com
Fresh Picks: A Selection of Recent Acquisitions
Through December 31. In the Museum’s Blue Gallery, this exhibition will feature recent acquisitions of paperweights and studio glass by artists Henry B. Richardson, Pino Signoretto, Mary Van Cline, Petr Hora, Richard Jolley, Henry Halem, Michael Meilahn, Melissa Ayotte, Rick Ayotte and Richard Loesel.
Directing the Flow: The Art of Wes Hunting
Through February 4, 2024. Wisconsin-based artist Wes Hunting creates blown and cast glass vessels and sculpture featuring colorful palettes and murrine inspired by past and present creations of artists working in Murano, Italy. Through the process of “painting” with colored glass and cold surface cutting, his newest creations invite the viewer to gaze inward into miniature worlds, paying homage to the aesthetics of overlay paperweights.
The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Appleton. www.buildingforkids.org
Food to Grow
Ongoing. Kids and their grown-ups can explore the whole food system with the Building for Kids Children’s Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, Food to Grow. Visitors can visit the farm, pick up food at the market and food pantry, cook in the kitchen, and enjoy a meal around the table with family and friends. This exhibit explores concepts such as food sourcing, food choice, food equity, and the cultural significance of food.
Ongoing. Operate the crane to move the construction blocks. After building you can recycle the blocks and use the bobcat to gather them back to the pit! Then check out the different construction vehicles in the Big Dig. Sponsored by The Boldt Company.
da Vinci Studio
Ongoing. da Vinci Studio is sponsored by School Specialty. Just like Leonardo da Vinci, we encourage curiosity! Stop by da Vinci and do an activity or explore your creativity at an easel. Activities are always changing, so every visit will be different!
Elisha D. Smith Public Library, Menasha. www.menashalibrary.org
Tiny Art Exhibit
September. The library is proudly showcasing the talent of our community. During the summer reading program children, teens and adults had access to a mini canvas to share their creative spirit in a variety of mediums.
Fiber Arts Exhibit
October and November. Hope Ozolins, from Sherwood, WI has on display her beautiful, intricate, and colorful artistic quilt pieces. Over the years she has used different media like fabric, ceramic, and glass to create works of art inspired by nature. We have on display a variety of fabric collages where colors and prints express the ideas that float around her mind. Images from her travels. The landscape, seascapes, everything beautiful in the world.
December and January. Jesse Emons, local artist, will exhibit a collection of his photography. Jesse has created art for as long as he can remember and has explored acrylic, digital and other mediums to find that with the camera he can enjoy and explore much more the challenges to capture details and uniqueness on each subject.
The Hardy Gallery, Ephraim. www.thehardy.org
Rendering Intent[ions]: Contemporary Photoworks By Dan Cross, David Graham and Terri Warpinski
Through October 8. Dan Cross pushes the boundaries of traditional photography by compositing images into abstract art. David Graham is a photographer known for his documentary-style photographs of the American cultural landscape. Terri Warpinski explores the complex relationship between personal, cultural, and natural histories through her photographic-based mixed media.
Hearthstone Historic Museum, Appleton. www.hearthstonemuseum.org
Victorian Mourning Exhibit
October. will have every room dressed in Victorian mourning tradition with mirrors and shining surfaces draped in black fabric, pictures of loved ones turned downward, black ribbon and wreath on the front door. Guests can view items that Victorians created to help them mourn, including hair jewelry, post-mortem photography, clothing and more. This is available for viewing during regular daytime tours, or our special weekend nighttime Haunted Hearthstone performances.
Victorian Christmas Exhibit
December. Twelve Days of Christmas with each room depicting this famous list. The house will explode with decorations at every glance, including many decorated trees, lights, and garland in line within the mood of the early 1880s from which most of our Christmas traditions arose. This can be viewed during regular daytime tours, or our special weekend Victorian Christmas Evening events with live music.
Lewis Latimer: Self-Made Renaissance Man
Ongoing. An inventive genius who worked alongside some of the most famous names in American history—Alexander Graham Bell, Hiram Maxim, Thomas Edison—before gaining his own fame as an inventor and educator, Lewis Latimer is the subject of a new permanent exhibit at Hearthstone. It features artifacts and video presentations covering not only Lewis Latimer but also his parents’ fight for freedom from slavery.
History Museum at the Castle, Appleton. www.myhistorymuseum.org
Ongoing. AKA Houdini lets you experience Harry Houdini’s tricks of the trade and see handcuffs, keys, and a straitjacket used by the famous magician. It is great fun for the whole family! See why the world renowned magician called Appleton his hometown.
DATE. This exhibition consists of 10 unique chapters. Each chapter uses historic maps and images to represent local history in diverse ways. Seeing history from multiple perspectives does not change the past, but it can alter our understanding of the present.
National Railroad Museum, Green Bay. www.nationalrrmuseum.org
The Milwaukee Beer Line: From Grain to Glass Exhibit
Through December. 31. The Milwaukee Beer Line was the specific section of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad that ran north of Milwaukee’s downtown area. Freight trains transported the needed grains to the breweries and then exported the finished beer. Featured photos show different areas of the Milwaukee Beer Line, which serviced the Pabst, Blatz and Schlitz breweries, among many other industries in Milwaukee. Visitors also will enjoy seeing beer memorabilia from these lines ranging from the 1950s through 1970s.
The Bauer Drumhead Gallery Exhibit
Through December. 31. Among railroad memorabilia, drumheads are extremely rare. As trains were removed from service, drumheads often were scrapped along with unwanted passenger cars. The exhibit features narrated, touchscreen displays that allow visitors to see and hear the routes and descriptions of each drumhead.
Neenah Historical Society. www.neenahhistoricalsociety.com
Neenah – Menasha Sesquicentennial: Two Cities, One Community
Through October. The Neenah Historical Society has partnered with the Menasha Historical Society to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of our cities. This new exhibit features a historical overview of the people, places and things that make Neenah and Menasha special.
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay. www.nevillepublicmuseum.org
Spectacular Science: Candy Chemistry
DATE. There is science in everything, including in our candy! How does temperature and altitude affect sugar? How do chemical reactions help us make different flavors of candy? Dive into the sugary world of candy and explore the complex science behind making tasty treats.
BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art
Through October 8. Explore the medium of inflatable art with imagery that is figurative, conceptual, and abstract. These large-scale inflatable sculptures, conceived by nine artists and art collectives from around the world, connote fun and whimsy, are familiar yet strange and challenge the definition of art. Here, in an unusual feat, artists use air as an active tool in their work to subvert our perspective and surprise us.
78th Art Annual
October 21-January 14, 2024. For nearly a century, many of this region’s most celebrated and talented artists have exhibited works as part of this tradition. This all-media, juried exhibition features current artworks produced by artists living in the counties of Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Holiday Memories of Downtown Green Bay
November 11-January 7, 2024. The animated figures that once adorned the H.C. Prange’s department store windows are featured in this exhibit along with the Enchanted Forest, Snow Babies, Bruce the Spruce, and charming forest animal collections. “Holiday Memories” is a wonderful family tradition for all to enjoy!
newARTSpace, De Pere. www.newartspace124.com
Strong Unrelenting Spirits: Work by Tom Jones
September 8 – October 15. Tom’s work is rooted in his Ho-Chunk identity. These stark and stunning large-scale color portraits provide insight into the pride, strength and beauty of the Ho Chunk people. Each work is embellished with intricate beadwork incorporating traditional floral and geometric patterns that serve as a metaphor for the presence of the ancestors that continuously watch over the people.
Oshkosh Public Museum. www.oshkoshmuseum.org
Tiffany Studios Design in the Historic Sawyer Home
Ongoing. Discover one of the only remaining historic homes with original Tiffany Studios interior designs. This 1908 Tudor Revival was designed by local architect William Waters. Owners Edgar and Mary Sawyer hired Tiffany Studios to furnish the home with renowned craftsmanship and artistic vision Tiffany was known for. Tiffany Studios- stained glass, carved woodwork, tapestry wall coverings and other premier pieces of American decorative art will enchant and inspire.
The Life & Lace of Mrs. Van
Ongoing. Get to know Susannah Van Valkenburg, known to her inner circle as Mrs. Van, a 19 th century woman who served as a Civil War nurse, traveled to Wisconsin as a pioneer, and taught herself fine lace making as a child in this exhibit at the Oshkosh Public Museum.
Ongoing. Once created as tools of the hunt, fish and waterfowl decoys have emerged as a distinct folk artform. Alluring Art gathers examples of Wisconsin carvers’ expertly handcrafted decoys, each with intricate details and unique designs, illustrating how decoys evolved from utilitarian objects to works of art delighting the expert and casual observer alike.
This Is Winnebagoland
Ongoing. The Lake Winnebago Region, once promoted as a recreational paradise called Winnebagoland, is home to timeless adventure! Enjoy the competition, camaraderie, and community through the years of sporting and recreation history brought to life. Jump in and feel the lure of the lake, root for the home teams of the past, and play along.
Paine Art Center & Gardens, Oshkosh. www.thepaine.org
Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams
Through October. 8. Explore sculptures by Auguste Rodin through one of the most extensive exhibitions of the artist’s works ever shown in Wisconsin as well as the largest installation of sculptures presented in the Paine’s history with Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams/Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections.
Seymour Community Museum, Seymour. www.seymourhistory.org
World’s Largest Hamburger Collection
Ongoing. Items include an original Burger Time arcade game, burger telephones and radios, hamburger banks, burger candles, burger jewelry, watches and magnets, clothing, dolls, a battery operated burger skateboard and much more.
Trout Museum of Art, Appleton. www.troutmuseum.org
Made to Order
Through December 31. The Trout Museum of Art and co-hosts Community First Credit Union and Bergstrom Automotive are excited to return with Made to Order 3, an exhibition connecting commissioners (art-buyers) with Wisconsin artists to create one-of-a-kind, customized works of art. Artists create works in their style based on what they and the buyer discuss, such as color, size, and subject matter. Artists put their vision, creativity, craftsmanship, and more into each piece. The buyer enjoys a front-row seat to watch their artwork come alive.
Art Is Her: Gao Kia Moua
September 5 – October 29. Artist Statement: I am a nineteen-year-old Hmong American Artist. I have always found that life is art and so the artwork I make varies, depending on what I feel like making or what I feel the urge to make.
Art Is Her: Jamie Jacobson
October 31 – December 31. Artist Statement: Jamie Jacobson is an interdisciplinary artist using narrative and invented characters to explore trauma and the mythical nature of childhood. Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Jamie moved south in 2011 to study at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where they received degrees in studio art and creative writing. In 2021 they graduated with an MFA from that same institution. Jamie is currently teaching drawing at the university while using their sculpture and painting practice to explore the fallibility of memory and to continually mythologize the ideals of childhood.
Weis Earth Science Museum, Menasha. www.uwosh.edu/weis
“Animals Through Time” featuring the Dr, Bruce Danz Collection
DATE. One of the best dinosaur nests in any exhibit. Find a life-size skull replica of Stan, the Tyrannosaurus rex, a thigh bone of a duck-bill dinosaur that you can touch and a complete Psittacosaurus with stones in its gizzard – just like the birds.
Walk Through Wisconsin’s Geologic Past
Ongoing. Walk through time with fossils from all of Wisconsin’s major geologic ages and explore the state’s mining history.
Wriston Art Galleries, Appleton www.lawrence.edu/music-arts
Maria Martinez, Ceramics
September 22 – November 17. This exhibition features LU’s collection of ceramics created by Maria Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1887-1980) and her family members. Drawing on traditional Pueblo pottery forms and techniques, Martinez revitalized the black-on-black decorative style created by pit firing and burnishing the pots with stones. The result was strikingly modern-looking vessels rooted in indigenous methods.
Jorge Ariel Escobar, Photographs
September 22 – November 17. Jorge Ariel Escobar explores ephemeral but beautiful moments of queer intimacy created through short-term romances, with a specific focus on the queer man experience. The intimate scenes in the staged portrait photographs are captured in domestic spaces and then printed as silver gelatin lumen prints, producing the pink colors on the print’s surface.
Mapping Climate Change, Textile arts
September 22 – November 17. This show presents two innovative textile art projects that give visual and tangible presence to our warming world at a crucial moment of environmental precariousness: The Knitting Map and The Tempestry Project. Textile becomes the medium through which climate data is translated, but also inevitably interpreted through the personal calligraphy of makers’ stitches. These projects integrate science and art, technology and handwork, and authorship and collaboration to visualize a developing public consciousness of environmental justice issues.