Dean Meeker: Myths and Masquerades 

October 7, 2017–January 14, 2018 Current Exhibitions
Image for Pegasus, serigraph polymer-intaglio, 1960s, Gift of the James and Karen Hyde Foundation, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 2013-023Pegasus, serigraph polymer-intaglio, 1960s, Gift of the James and Karen Hyde Foundation, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 2013-023


Image for Mardi Gras (To Bestow or Withhold), 1974, Serigraph-polymer intaglio, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 2015-4Mardi Gras (To Bestow or Withhold), 1974, Serigraph-polymer intaglio, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 2015-4

Dean Meeker (1920–2002) was instrumental in shaping the world of printmaking. In 1950, he established the first university class in serigraphy at University of Wisconsin–Madison, which moved serigraphy from the commercial realm to wider use as a fine art process. Myths and Masquerades presents a collection of larger-than-life characters drawn from literature, history, and mythology.  Meeker’s works have been shown in exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 

Exhibition Activities

Opening Party
Saturday, October 7 | 2:00–5:00
Make it a mythical afternoon and view three new exhibitions Gerit Grimm’s Fairytales: In A Time Neither Now Nor Then, Romano Johnson: The Glitterati, and Dean Meeker: Myths and Masquerades. Enjoy live music, light snacks, and a special Studio Saturday.

Coffee Talk
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | 10:30–11:30
Enjoy a cup of coffee and a presentation on Dean Meeker.