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Aug. 2020

Museum Curiosities & Their Stories

Aug. 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am - Jan. 10, 2021 @ 4:30 pm
Oshkosh Public Museum,
1331 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901 United States

How did a wedding dress save a WWII soldier’s life? When is a dollhouse NOT a dollhouse? What is unique about an old milk bottle? What type of prisoner used wooden handcuffs? Why would a message be hidden inside a top hat? Who wore these bazaar slippers? Why would pebble stones be saved? Museums collect objects to preserve and educate us about our past. But sometimes, artifacts have extra special sagas to tell, which are not evident by just looking…

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Sep. 2020

Kimberly Nysse: In Spite of Myself

Sep. 4 @ 10:00 am - Oct. 17 @ 5:00 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts,
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States

Adopted at a young age, Kimberly Nysse’s search for self has been more intense than it is for most of us. Her self-portraits are a direct extension of that continuous search. “I acquire the deepest knowledge of myself by exploring the most intimate truths, and then abstracting from that perception of reality.” Kimberly’s background and education are in costume design for the theatre. The connection from stage to canvas is apparent throughout her bold, saturated colors that are larger than…

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Alexandra Opie: Wonder Box

Sep. 4 @ 10:00 am - Oct. 17 @ 5:00 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts,
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States

The antique forms of tintype, ambrotype, and prints from glass-plate negatives allow for a heightened awareness of the intense beauty and mystery of the mundane. These plant parts are photographed in extreme macro–with an eight-foot long camera and a scavenged military aerial survey lens–in a way that intentionally confuses perception. The resulting ambiguous scale, in conjunction with a composition reminiscent of portraiture, lends a corporeality to these plant specimens. Lines between plant and human are blurred as these organic forms…

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Kimberly Nysse: In Spite of Myself

Sep. 4 @ 5:00 pm - Oct. 17 @ 7:00 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts,
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States
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In Spite of Myself by Kimberly Nysse Exhibition will be on display from September 4 – October 17, 2020 Opening Reception: September 4, 2020, 5 – 7 pm A curator-led tour will begin at 5 pm exploring the art exhibition. Free admission and open to the public, meet the artist as you view her work. Cash bar and snacks available. Artist talk: September 4, 2020, 6 – 7 pm. Free admission! Meet the artist, listen to a Q&A talk and…

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Alexandra Opie: Wonder Box

Sep. 4 @ 5:00 pm - Oct. 17 @ 7:00 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts,
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States
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Wonder Box by Alexandra Opie Exhibition will be on display from September 3 – October 17, 2020 Opening Reception: September 4, 2020, 5 – 7 pm A curator-led tour will begin at 5 pm exploring the art exhibition. Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar and snacks available. A mask or face covering is required in the building. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. The antique forms of tintype, ambrotype, and prints from glass-plate negatives allow for a…

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Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre

Sep. 22
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
The film has a run time of 33 minutes and plays approximately every half hour on the hour.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

presents a series of exhibitions titled On Being Here (and There). These exhibitions highlight the ways artists, cultural organizations, and communities initiate connections, encourage belonging, and provide social sustenance. The works presented reveal how artistic practices can enhance and activate our communities. Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre, through November 1, 2020: This immersive film, by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, addresses the Western world’s legacy of imperialism, climate change, and other topics relevant to these times. It is part of a series…

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Tokens of Appreciation

Sep. 22
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until November 29, 2020
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

JMKAC presents a series of exhibitions titled On Being Here (and There). These exhibitions highlight the ways artists, cultural organizations, and communities initiate connections, encourage belonging, and provide social sustenance. The works presented reveal how artistic practices can enhance and activate our communities. Tokens of Appreciation, through November 29, 2020: A collection of objects made by Arts/Industry residents and given to retired Kohler Co. employee “Brass” Bob Halfmann in appreciation for his help during their residencies. Image: Works from “Brass”…

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Good Road to Follow

Sep. 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until January 17, 2021
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

JMKAC presents a series of exhibitions titled On Being Here (and There). These exhibitions highlight the ways artists, cultural organizations, and communities initiate connections, encourage belonging, and provide social sustenance. The works presented reveal how artistic practices can enhance and activate our communities. Good Road to Follow, through January 17, 2021: The work of Green Bay whittler Adolph Vandertie and photographer David Eberhardt, both of whom followed and chronicled the lives of American hoboes. Image: David Eberhardt, Dogman Tony, Truck,…

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Between You and Me

Sep. 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until January 24, 2021
John Michael Kohler Arts Center,
608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 United States

JMKAC presents a series of exhibitions titled On Being Here (and There). These exhibitions highlight the ways artists, cultural organizations, and communities initiate connections, encourage belonging, and provide social sustenance. The works presented reveal how artistic practices can enhance and activate our communities. Between You and Me, through January 24, 2021: Nine contemporary artists explore the idea of care and connection to communities through radical dinner parties, community sculpture projects, and more. Image: John Preus, Stoop 5, 2019; found fabric…

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Alexandra Opie: Artist Q&A Talk

Sep. 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts,
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States

You may attend in person or at home via Zoom. We will meet with her via Zoom in our building. Capacity will be at 10%. Free admission and open to the public. Cash bar available. Reserve your spot: In-person or via Zoom. See link below. A mask or face covering is required in the building. We will watch the Zoom Q&A talk in our building. If you choose to watch the Q&A talk via Zoom at home, we will email…

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