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Wilde’s Wildes: The Private Collection June 13–September 6, 2015
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“Personal” is the word that best describes the art of Surrealist painter John Wilde (1919– 2006). He enlisted his fertile imagination into interpreting and reflecting the world around him: an extensive body of paintings and drawings were the result. “Personal” is an even more apt description for the exhibition, which comprises only works of art that Wilde and his wife, Shirley, retained for themselves; most have not been shown publicly in decades, if at all.

Opening Party: The Art Ball | Saturday, June 13

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Nathaniel Stern: Giverny of the Midwest June 13–September 6, 2015
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Nathaniel Stern strapped a scanner to his body and immersed himself in a lily pond in South Bend, Indiana to create this series of performative prints, which marks the United States debut of the work.

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Pure Pigment: Pastels by Colette Odya Smith and Darron Lillian July 23–October 7, 2015
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Darron Lillian is a plein air artist with a keen eye for composition whose rough texture and loose strokes capture the immediacy of the moment. In contrast, Colette Odya Smith focuses instead on light filtering through trees and reflections on the water. Their work will be shown together at MOWA On The Lake at Saint John's On The Lake in Milwaukee.

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RedLine August 22–November 8
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RedLine is a Milwaukee urban art laboratory that develops artists through residency, education, and exhibitions. They stimulate creative potential within their surrounding community. MOWA will feature eight artists in the State Gallery this summer.

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John Hitchcock: National Sanctuary August 22–January 29, 2016
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In the most ambitious installation of his work to date, Madison-based printmaker John Hitchcock will fill MOWA’s Atrium with multiple screenprint images of pigeons, bees, bison, tanks, helicopters and even a tornado!

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2015: An Art Odyssey November 21, 2015–January 10, 2016
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The annual Members’ Show mission—To explore strange new masterpieces and seek out new artists and new members. To boldly create what no man has created before—This year’s show will be out of this world!

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