Current Exhibitions 

Shakespeare’s in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan

January 28–March 5, 2017
Image for Shakespeare’s in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan Skye, Shakespeare’s in the Alley, Marvy fabric marker on recycled hemp and organic cotton fabric, 2015
MOWA’s installation of Shakespeare’s in the Alley pays tribute to American icon Bob Dylan. Door County artist Skye has created a text-based installation that honors his creative genius.

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Shane McAdams: The Accidental Landscape

January 28–March 12, 2017
Image for Shane McAdams: The Accidental Landscape Shane McAdams, Move Right, ballpoint pen, oil, resin on panel, 2016 (detail)

Shane McAdams makes nontraditional landscapes that feature structures and forms using mundane industrial materials such as Elmer’s glue, resin, and ballpoint pens, McAdams explores the boundaries between the “natural” and the “artificial,” the “concrete” and the “abstract” as those ideas relate to the traditional notion of landscape painting. 

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Charles Thwaites: An American Journey

January 28–March 12, 2017
Image for Charles Thwaites: An American Journey Charles Thwaites, Ranchos de Taos Valley, encaustic on paper, 1952, Museum of Wisconsin Art 2011-213 (detail)

 

Charles Thwaites: An American Journey seeks to introduce a new audience to a rare twentieth-century artist who excelled at both realism and abstraction. In the 1930s and 1940s, Thwaites was one of the most recognized artists in America with his paintings exhibited in many of the most prestigious galleries and museums. He was the go-to artist in Wisconsin for official portraits and executed four post office murals under the auspices of the WPA in the 1930s. 

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Della Wells: A Spiritual Journey

February 16–May 14, 2017
Image for Della Wells: A Spiritual Journey Della Wells, Ida Mae, Get ‘Email Bunnies Out of Here!’, mixed- media collage, 2012. Photo by Larry Sanders

Della Wells is known for her singular style of storytelling. Wells is bringing her tools—colorful collages, drawings, dolls, and quilts—to MOWA On The Lake, blending her own personal experiences with explorations of culture,

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