MOWA On The Lake 

MOWA collaborates with Milwaukee’s premiere lakefront retirement community Saint John’s On The Lake to further awareness of Wisconsin art and artists. The gallery features four exhibits every year and runs in conjunction with Milwaukee’s Gallery Night and Day. Opening receptions and artists’ talks are part of the celebration and help create more awareness and appreciation for the work.

Saint John's On The Lake
1800 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours: Every day, 10:00-5:00

Summer Dances, Monotypes by Jan Serr July 24–October 8, 2014
Image for Summer Dances, Monotypes by Jan SerrJan Serr, Summer Dances #1, Monotype on paper, 2014

Initially, Jan Serr imagined a career as a mezzosoprano. However, a drawing class taught by Schomer Lichtner at UW-Milwaukee changed her life. Early on, Schomer encouraged her to explore figurative work and it has been an enduring element in her art ever since. In Summer Dances she concentrates on figures that explore the body in motion with expressive, gestural lines. This new group of prints radiates color and celebratory movement that will have you tapping your toes.
Upcoming Exhibition
Cuentame un Cuento: Painted Stories by Francisco X. Mora October 16, 2014–January 7, 2015
Image for Cuentame un Cuento: Painted Stories by Francisco X. MoraFrancisco X. Mora, El Llanto de La Lluvia, The Cry of Rain, Acrylic and fibre paste on linen, 2014.

Francisco X. Mora creates paintings for the child in all of us. There is an emphasis on storytelling throughout his work.  The paintings are playful and whimsical, yet simultaneously personal and self-reflective with an occasional note of melancholy. Francisco also draws inspiration from Mexico’s long folk art tradition of mask-making for ceremonial dances and rituals.

Related Programs

Artist Talk
Thursday, October 16 | 7:00
Francisco will talk about the importance of narratives folklore and how he blends them into his artwork.

Logo for the Milwaukee Mile

The Museum of Wisconsin Art On The Lake is now part of the Milwaukee Museum Mile, a collaboration of five museums along Lake Michigan, on Milwaukee’s historic East Side.