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Updated January 18, 2018
 
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Premiere performance with Kim Miller, “The Colony,” 7 p.m. today, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee. Artist and performer Kim Miller unveils a new work created in conjunction with the exhibition “Back To School,” which runs through Jan. 28 at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum “The Colony” explores power and language within the teacher-student relationship in an art school context.  

MIAD Winter Gallery Night, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee.  

Gallery Night and Day, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (venues set their own hours, Historic Third Ward and surrounding area in Milwaukee with parking structures at 212 N. Milwaukee St. and 225 E. Chicago St. About three dozen sites. historicthirdward.org.  

“Back to School,” through Jan. 28, Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee. “The Colony,” a premiere performance by Kim Miller at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 (free for students, $5 suggested donation). Hours: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission: $7, $5 for students, seniors (62 and older) and veterans, and free for museum members, children 12 and younger, and active military.  414-278-8295 or villagterracemuseum.org.  

“View Through a Lens,” looking at the world through the eyes of three photographers, featuring Anna Grosch, Patricia Harris, and Tom Voss, through Feb. 15, Almont Gallery, 342 W. Main St., Waukesha.  Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. 262-542-1522 or gaffey@gmail.com.  

“Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition,” through March 3, Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee. 6 p.m. Feb. 1, “Empathy Through the Visual Arts: An Artist’s Discussion.” 7 p.m. Feb. 15, “Empathy, Connections and Borders: An Evening of Poetry and Storytelling.” 7 p.m. March 1, “100 Lullabies (Lullaby Songs for Syrian Refugees).” The exhibit aims to foster empathy in spite of the current divisive social and political landscapes. It is sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund. www.miad.edu.

Radical Jewelry Makeover: Collection Site, Wednesday through Feb. 16, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills. Radical Jewelry Makeover is a traveling community mining and recycling project of ethical metalsmiths that uses donated jewelry to create an alternative to mining and manufactured jewelry. Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and local amateur and professional jewelers will be participating in educational events, a monthlong in the making, and a culminating exhibition and sale at UWM’s Union Art Gallery. lyndensculpturegarden.org, 414-446-8794.  

Small Works by Sculptors in the Bradley Family Foundation Collection, through Feb. 18, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills. Among the works: a recently acquired set of five Tony Smith posters for “The Wandering Rocks,” just outside the workshop window; a wall relief by Heinz Mack; and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, James Rosati and more. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Thursdays and Jan. 1. Admission is $9 general, $7 for students and seniors. Members and children younger than 6 get in free. lyndensculpturegarden.org,414-446-8794. 414-446-8794.  

“Here We Make Our Home: Journey Stories,” through Feb. 28, Latino Arts Gallery, 1028 S. Ninth St., Milwaukee. In collaboration with schools in southeastern Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Rep, the exhibit explores the imagery of a birdhouse, representing the idea of home, settlement and migration. Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. $1 donation suggested. 414-384-3100.  

“Chair: Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation,” through March 3,  Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s Brooks Stevens Gallery, 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee. Displays include historic, reproduction and contemporary seating. Sit and feel how posture has evolved. View a period room where chairs hang on the wall as they did in Shaker times. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (except major holidays). Free. The MIAD/Chipstone Foundation collaboration is co-curated by Jon Prown, Brent Budsberg and Eric Vogel. Primary exhibit design is by Brent Budsberg. www.miad.edu.

Clandestine Possessions & Family Time, through April 15, Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Painter James Peterson of Madison, winner of the Charles Allis’ 2016 Forward juried show, has invited artist Mariah Tate Klemens to show  furniture-based works in “Possessions” and curated a small exhibition of paintings by Jackson Hunt of Irvine, Calif., in “Family Time” alongside a series of his own. villaterracemuseum.org, 414-278-8295.

“HMA DNA: Collection Highlights, through May 20, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 530 N. 13th Ave., Milwaukee. An ongoing exhibition of work from the museum’s collection by artists including Francesco Trevisani, George Grosz, Barbara Morgan, Wifredo Lam, Salvador Dali, Chuck Close, and LaToya Ruby Frazier. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. marquette.edu/haggerty, 414-288-1669.  

“Resistance, Protest, Resilience,” Feb. 2 through May 20, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 530 N. 13th Ave., Milwaukee. Jasmine Alinder, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Mark Speltz, historian and author of “North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South,” will participate in a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. “Resistance, Protest, Resilience” features more than 40 photographs from the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, tracing protests in select 20th-century movements and events that triggered important social and political changes. Featured photographers include Thomas Arndt, Danny Lyon, Gilles Peress and Gary Winogrand. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. marquette.edu/haggerty, 414-288-1669.  

“Collection Spotlight: Environmental Health,” Feb. 2 through May 20, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 530 N. 13th Ave., Milwaukee. Contemporary photographs by artists Edward Burtynsky, Jason Larkin and Richard Misrach. They address issues of environmental health and justice with particular attention to the damage inflicted by fossil fuel and mining industries.  Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. marquette.edu/haggerty, 414-288-1669.  

“Representing Self: Portraits from the Permanent Collection,”  Feb. 2 through May 20, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, 530 N. 13th Ave., Milwaukee. Works range from early 16th-century society portraits to large-format contemporary photographs exploring ways that artists convey information about their sitters and themselves. Artists include ValŽrie Belin, Dawoud Bey, George Braque, Jim Dine, Jean-Leon Gerome, Nicolas Maes, Diego Rivera and Kiki Smith. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. marquette.edu/haggerty, 414-288-1669.

Michael Imes exhibition, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Free. www.wilsoncenter. com or 262-781-9470.

Community Art Critique, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. second Saturday of each month, The Clinton Street Gallery, 336 W. Main St., Waukesha. $10 per piece. 262-446-0665.

“Fine Contemporary Art in a Landmark Setting,” 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Peltz Gallery, 1119 E. Knapp St., Milwaukee. 414-223-4278.

Works by Amy Cropper, associate professor of art at Carroll University, ongoing, Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. 262-524-3680.

The Potter’s Shop Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, 335 W. Main St., Waukesha. 262-547 1920.

Allison Art House, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, evening hours by appointment, 234 Brook St., No. 5, Waukesha. 262-970 9570.

Almont Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 3 p.m. Sundays, 342 W. Main St., Waukesha. 262-542-1522.

St. Paul Gallery, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 136 E. St. Paul Ave., Waukesha. 262-253-4829.

Lil Gabriel Boutique and Galleria, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 19035 W. Capitol Drive, No. 106, Brookfield. 262-781-5858.

Mafu Jiang and Shauna Wang, paintings, ongoing, Lil Gabriel Boutique and Galleria, 19035 W. Capitol Drive, No. 106, Brookfield. 262-781 5858.

Beverly Designs, boutique and gallery, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment, 149 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. 262-567 3650.

Griffin Gallery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, 133 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. 262-567-1826.

Current Gallery of Fine Art, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment, N88-W16475 Main St., Menomonee Falls. 262-255-3588.

The Painted Bean Coffee House and Art Gallery, 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, 1315 Wisconsin Ave., Grafton. 262 377-4374.

Raku Night, last Friday of the month, The Potter’s Shop, 335 W. Main St., Waukesha. 262-547-1920.

“Man At Work,” art collection, ongoing, Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee School of Engineering, 1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. 414-277 2300 or visit www.msoe.edu.

“Shaping Creativity Out of Clay,” presented by the Waukesha Clay Art Guild, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, The Potter’s Shop, 335 W. Main St., Waukesha. 262 547-1920.

“Works On Paper and In Porcelain,” presented by Paula Murray and Ludmila Armata, ongoing, Elaine Erickson Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee. 414-221 0613.

Adult pottery classes and individual instruction, beginner and intermediate classes, The Potter’s Shop, 335 W. Main St., Waukesha. Call to register. 262-547 1920 or visit www.clayartguild.com. 


 




 



 

     
 

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