Upcoming 

Coalition of Photographic Arts: In a Fashion August 24–October 26, 2017
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Fashion can knit groups together within a shared identity, and at the same time, can also express individuality. It’s not only the final product of clothing seen on a runway. It’s the outcome of a process that begins with an idea that evolves through textiles, design, technique and application. CoPA members find inspiration in fashion and interpret all its facets including design, style, and trends in their photographs. 

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Romano Johnson: The Glitterati August 26–November 5, 2017
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One of the most original artists working in Wisconsin today is Romano Johnson. His large-scale paintings literally dazzle with their generous use of glitter and color. MOWA is pleased to present Johnson in his first solo museum exhibition.

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Dean Meeker: Myths and Masquerades October 7, 2017–January 14, 2018
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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.

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Gerit Grimm’s Fairytales: In a Time Neither Now nor Then October 7, 2017–January 14, 2018
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Experience the enchanting sculptures of master ceramist Gerit Grimm. Trained as a factory potter in the former East Germany, Grimm teaches ceramics at UW–Madison and has built an international reputation for her work as a nontraditional ceramist in the twenty-first century. 

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Ordinary Moments: Ariana Vaeth and Caitlyn Doran November 2, 2017–February 7, 2018
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Recent Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) alumnae Ariana Vaeth and Caitlyn Doran are two up-and-
coming painters to watch.  Vaeth explores the melodrama of everyday life with paintings that are an autobiographical look at her own transition into adulthood. Doran’s paintings of everyday moments exude a dreaminess or contemplative mood. Her unique visual narratives are open to interpretation and provide the viewer with an opportunity for storytelling.

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2017 MOWA Members’ Show November 18, 2017–January 7, 2018
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Once upon a time in the not so faraway land of West Bend was a magical place called the Museum of Wisconsin Art. And, every year, this place holds a grand event open to all its members. No need to try on magical footwear, kiss frogs, or slay dragons—just be one of the first 250 to register. You’re as mad as a hatter if you miss this chance!

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2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial February 3–April 8, 2018
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MOWA is pleased to welcome the Wisconsin Artists Biennial, which is organized by the Wisconsin Visual Artists (WVA). The WVA is the oldest artist organization in Wisconsin. 

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