A Family of Quality Publications Celebrating the Place We Call Home
Allen Priebe Gallery, UW-Oshkosh. 424-0147.
Annex Gallery, UW-Oshkosh. 424-0147.
Appleton Public Library. 920-832-1695.
ARTgarage. 920-448-6800. Hours: Tu, W, F – 12–6pm; Th – 12–8pm; Sa – 12–4pm.
Green Bay Art Colony Group Exhibit. May 2–30.
The Aylward Gallery, UWFox, Menasha. 920-832-2626.
Hours: M–Sa 8:30am–9pm; Su 1–5pm.
UWFox Spring Student Art Show
May 17–Jun 14. Featuring the selected works of the Fall 2013 UWFox art students.
Baer Gallery at Bush Art Center, St. Norbert College, De Pere. 920-403-3370
Hours: M–F - 9am–3pm.
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, Green Bay. 920-391-3671.
Habitat Hollow Tree
ongoing. A walk-in replica of a sugar maple tree w/ animal displays inside.
ongoing. Crawl through a 20ft burrow to observe realistic underground animals.
ongoing. A 2/3 scale house that demonstrates how to protect your home from unwanted wildlife guests.
The Observation Building
ongoing. Purchase corn to feed the ducks & geese at the animal care headquarters of the wildlife Sanctuary. Inside & outside exhibits.
The Woodland Building & Habitrek Trail. ongoing. View native Wisconsin animals such as otters, cougars, wolves, ravens, white-tailed dear, porcupine & more. Climb a viewing tower outside the building to view deer up close.
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah. 920-751-4658.
Hours: Tu–Sa – 10am–4:30pm; Su – 1–4:30pm; Closed on Mondays.
University of Wisconsin-River Falls Glass Legacies Exhibition. Apr 13–Sep 1. This exhibit focuses on the legacy started by early glass students as well as the work of more recent alumni.
Brown County Library, Green Bay. 920-448-4400.
The Building for Kids, Appleton. 920-734-3226.
Wild, Safari Adventure. April 6–July 31. The exhibit was designed by The Building for Kids Children's Museum and simulates a safari experience complete with a collection of real, preserved African animals on loan from the Wisconsin Museum of International Wildlife.
Bush Art Center, St. Norbert College, De Pere. M–F, 9am–3pm.
Coventry Glassworks & Gallery, Appleton. 739-5762.
Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay. 920-743-5958.
Exhibits at Evergreen, within Evergreen Retirement, Oshkosh. 920-427-2047.
The Flying Pig, LLC: Gallery & Greenspace, Algoma. 920-487-9902.
Hours: May–Oct, daily, 9am–6pm; Nov–Apr, F–Su, 10am–5pm.
Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Ephraim. 920-854-2210.
Hours: M–Su, 10am–5pm, mid-May thru mid-Oct.
Wall-to-Wall Exhibition. May 26–30.
All gallery walls are covered from floor to ceiling w/ artwork of all sizes & kinds created by local/regional artists.
Frank Juarez Gallery, Sheboygan. 559-7181.
Progeny. May 9–Jun 15 By Melissa Musante. Incorporating time based media elements, sculptural objects, and traditional abstract painting Musante hopes to invoke reflections on all stages of the child.
Impressions of the Southwest...and Beyond. May 9–Jun 15. A collection of watercolors inspired by artist Evie Grasse’s travels from Wisconsin to the American Southwest during the winter months.
Gail Floether Steinhilber Art Gallery, UW Oshkosh. 424-2281.
20th Century Artwork Collection
ongoing. Including original works by George Segal, Ernst Trova, Victor Vasarely, Robert Indiana, LeRoy Neiman & Denny Dent.
Gardens of the Fox Cities. 920-993-190. Open 7 days a week, dawn until dusk.
The Hang Up Gallery, Neenah. 920-722-0481. Hours: M-W 9:30am - 6pm; Th: 9:30am - 7pm; F: 9:30 am - 6pm; Sa: 9:30 am - 4pm.
Jun 1–29. Artist Susan Klabak exhibits pastel landscapes.
Harmony Cafe, Appleton. 920-734-2233.
Harmony Cafe, Green Bay. 569-1593.
Hearthstone Historic House Museum, Appleton. 920-730-8204.
Hands-On Hydro Adventure Center. Ongoing. Try using one of Edison’s light switches, or try to generate enough electricity to make our electric trolley model work.
Historic Hazelwood House, Green Bay. 920-437-1840. Hours: In May – Sa & Su – 12–4pm; June thru August – Th–Su – 12–4pm. All other days by appointment only.
History Museum at the Castle, Appleton. 920-735-9370.
Food: Who We Are and What We Eat. May 15–Oct 16. This exhibit will explore how and why local food traditions were established and continue today.
A.K.A. Houdini ongoing. Exhibit illustrating the life & times of the legendary Harry Houdini.
In Her Own Words: Edna Ferber
ongoing. Original documents, first-editions, & photographs illuminate the life of Appleton’s world-renowned author.
Tools of Change
ongoing. The tools, people, work, & life in the Fox River Valley from 1840–1950.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan. 920-458-6114.
For UNCOMMON GROUND, a new series that considers the changing relationship between people and the natural world, artists John Grade (WA) and Lauren Fensterstock (ME), and the artist team of Wade Kavanaugh (NY) and Stephen B. Nguyen (NY) have been commissioned to create site-specific works derived from a common theme. The series also includes two exhibitions of works by Kate MacDowell (OR) and Carolyn Ottmers (IL). UNCOMMON GROUND offers both the artists and the gallery visitors the opportunity to explore Aldo Leopold’s proposition of a “land ethic.” The Wisconsin ecologist wrote in his 1949 book Sand County Almanac: “That land yields a cultural harvest is a fact long known, but latterly often forgotten.” Each work included in this series responds to Leopold’s belief that by closely observing land and nature, individuals gain a more complete understanding of the manner in which all living things are connected.
JOHN GRADE: CAPACITOR
March 24–September 1, 2013
John Grade’s (WA) dynamic new installation, Capacitor, explores an immediate and direct relationship with the natural world. The massive work responds to weather conditions at the Arts Center. Changes in the wind direction trigger the components to move and temperature changes are reflected in the sculpture’s internal lighting. Viewers entering the immense interior space of the sculptured coil are immersed in the cloth forms attached to the coil’s frames, each form reminiscent of an elongated, fluted stamen from an enormous flower.
LAUREN FENSTERSTOCK: CELEBRATION OF FORMAL EFFECTS, WHETHER NATURAL OR ARTIFICIAL
March 3–August 18, 2013
Lauren Fensterstock explores the paradoxical themes of “natural” and “artificial” as represented in three horticultural traditions: the American lawn, the formal designs of eighteenth-century Europe, and the Japanese art of cultivating chrysanthemums. Creating three distinct gardens using ornately quilled, cut, and sculpted black paper, Fensterstock has cultivated highly crafted, delicate installations that embody the inherent contradiction of all gardens.
KATE MACDOWELL: FRAGILE ENDURANCE
February 10–September 22, 2013
With clay as her medium, Arts/Industry artist Kate MacDowell (WA) highlights both the impermanence and the fragility of natural forms in a dying ecosystem, while paradoxically using a material that can last for thousands of years. Her subject matter—the vulnerability of animal species—is brought into the documentary realm as she photographs her slip-cast frogs and pigeons in outdoor landscapes, bearing witness to the endangered animal in its natural environment.
Carolyn Ottmers: Splice
February 17–August 10, 2013
Drawing from the natural landscape and the built world, Carolyn Ottmer’s (IL) Splice presents oversized hanging vines and branches cast in stainless steel. These hybrid creations are inspired by the plant life that thrives, against all odds, in urban environments.
WADE KAVANAUGH AND STEPHEN B. NGUYEN: RUSH TO REST
April 12–September 22, 2013
Inspiration for the monumental Rush to Rest arose from the nearby landscape of the Lake Michigan shoreline—the ever-shifting dunes and the seasonal topography of ice. In lieu of wind and water, Kavanaugh’s and Nguyen’s process involved repeatedly creating, destroying and remaking their work in order to mimic the dynamic forces of nature surrounding the Arts Center.
Heroes Surround Us: An Exhibition without Borders
May 26–Sep 8. This exhibition will feature portraits on paper or newsprint that depict an inspiring person.
Lawton Gallery, Theatre Hall, UW-Green Bay. 920-465-2271.
Senior Show II.
Main Street Art Works, Hilbert. 920-853-7348.
Hours: F – 1–7pm; Sa & Su – 1–4pm; all other days by appointment only.
Manitowoc County Heritage Center. 920-684-4445.
Flag of Company A, Fifth Wisconsin Regiment
ongoing. An exhibit showing the journey of 104 flags worn by the Manitowoc Guards during the Civil War.
George Schuette Collection
ongoing. An early citizen of Manitowoc, Schuette’s collection displays over 1,000 Native American artifacts from across Wisconsin.
Mirro Aluminum Company
ongoing. A collection of the numerous aluminum goods produced by the company over the past 100 years.
Victorian Tea Parlor
ongoing. Sit down with one of Manitowoc’s first pioneers, Oliver Hubbard, at a traditional late 1800s tea parlor in this fun exhibit.
What Makes Us Who We Are? ongoing. A collection of many different items from Manitowoc’s history, including information about the area’s first immigrants.
Menasha Public Library. 920-967-3690.
Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. 746-0707
39th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art. thru May 28. Door County high school students from all five schools show a wide variety of work in all media.
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee.
Hours: Tu–Su – 10am–5pm. Th – 10am–9pm; closed Mondays.
Mosquito Hill Nature Center Gallery, New London. 920-779-643. Hours: Tu–F 8am–4:30pm, Sa & Su 10am–3pm.
National Railroad Museum, Green Bay. 920-437-7625.
Pullman Porters: From Service to Civil Rights
ongoing. Tells the life story of the porter, from their work for the Pullman Company, to their efforts to unionize, which formed the roots of the civil rights movement. The exhibit is housed in a Pullman sleeping car restored to its 1930s appearance.
Children’s Discovery Depot. May 18. Featuring a variety of hands-on activities that encourage families to play together including a train simulator, a model train layout, railroad safety cartoons & more.
Neenah Historical Society, Neenah. 920-729-0244.
Native American Display. ongoing. Viewable during normal City Hall hours. Located in lobby & south hallway of Neenah City Hall.
Take Cover, Neenah! Backyard Family Fallout Shelters in Cold War America. May 5–Jun 30.
Neenah Public Library, Neenah. 920-886-6310.
Neville Public Museum, Green Bay. 920-448-4460.
Hours: M, Tu, Th, Fr & Sa – 9am–5pm; W – 9am–8pm; Su, 12–5pm.
Hometown Advantage: The Community and the Packers
ongoing. 8 short films about this enduring & unique relationship.
On the Edge of the Inland Sea
ongoing. The history of Northeast WI from the last Ice Age to the mid-20th century.
Historic Photo Wall
ongoing. Selected from the museum’s permanent collection, these photographs depict people, places, & events from the region’s history & development.
MuseumPLACE: A Celebration of Community. Jun 23–Nov 2013. An exhibit about place and our connections to the community and region we call home. Featuring thematically linked, interactive experiences which engage people and groups in fun, participatory games and challenges.
The Artist as Teacher Part I: The Fine Arts
Jan 26–May 5.
Features local college and/or university faculty pieces which may include paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, photography, conceptual & film.
Who are the Hmong?
Discover the Hmong culture- from their transition to the U.S., to a traditional Hmong house built on Neville grounds- in this exciting exhibit. thru May 5.
An Artistic Discovery. Apr 27–Jun 2.
The Golden Age of Video Arcade Games featuring the Collection of Bradley Czech. May 25–Sep 2.
newARTS (Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council) Art studios in Brown, Oconto and Kewaunee counties.
New London Public Museum. 920-982-8520.
ongoing. Learn about minerals, fossils & enjoy the NLPM taxidermy collection.
Ongoing. Learn about Native American culture w/ examples from Woodlands, Plains & pre-history tribes.
Ongoing. Get to know New London through the artifacts & images of its past.
History of the Barbie Doll thru May 18. A look at an American Icon w/ guest curator & Barbie Doll expert Sharon Korbeck-Verbeten.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Art Gallery, library located in the Student Center building, second floor. 920-498-5400.
Cheri Martell & her NWTC Students
April 1–May 17.
Oneida Nation Museum, Oneida. 920-869-2768.
Oneida Nation Warriors, Honoring our Veterans
ongoing. Learn of contributions to America by Oneida men & women in times of war & peace.
A History of Iroquois Beadwork
ongoing. View beautiful Iroquois & Oneida beadwork, lace, basketry, & other artwork, & learn of the artistic methods & history of the tribes.
The Traditional Iroquois Longhouse
ongoing. Traditional longhouses displayed the clan symbol above the doorway, indicating that wolf, bear, or turtle clan resided within.
ongoing. Wampum beads were made of purple & white seashells, the whelk & the quahog clam.
Oshkosh Public Library. 920-236-5205. Hours: M–Th 9am–9pm; F 9am–6pm; Sa 9am–5pm; Su 1–5pm.
Oshkosh Public Museum. 920-236-5799.
Hours: Tu–Sa – 10am–4:30pm; Su – 1–4pm.
The Oshcar Awards. Nov 3–Apr 28, 2013. Welcome to the Oshcars, an awards-show-themed exhibit that celebrates outstanding artifacts from the Oshkosh Public Museum’s collections.
thru Spring 2013. From intricate carvings to realistic paintings, this display of homespun American folk art honors the personal expression & raw talent of 19th & 20th century Wisconsin artists.
Mathias Kitz & Family
thru Spring 2013. Marvel at the creative genius of the Kitz family, kin to the mastermind behind the Apostles Clock, w/ this display showcasing the family's many talents & trades.
June 8 – Sep 8. The Oshkosh Public Museum is gearing up to explore the fantastical world of Steampunk, the only museum in the Midwest to be hosting an exhibit dedicated to this exotic subculture. The Steampunk: Gadgets-Art-Costumes exhibit will showcase the marvelous gadgets, stunning artwork, and elaborate costumes created by Steampunk artists and fans, as well as a variety of museum artifacts for comparison.
The Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh. 920-235-6903. Tu–Su 11am–4pm.
May 11–Oct 13. From the George R. Stroemple Collection.
Paper Discovery Center, Appleton. 920-380-7491. M–Sa, 10am–4pm.
Health and Hygiene
ongoing. A giant sneeze greets visitors to begin their exploration of how paper products help people control the spread of germs & diseases & how paper products are made.
Working: Man, Woman, and Machine: Deitrich Artwork Close Up
ongoing. This unique exhibit, featuring the art of former Lawrence University artist-in-residence Thomas Dietrich, showcases the work of man, woman & machine in making paper. Eleven paintings of 1950s papermaking operations in Appleton's former Fox River Paper detail the process.
A Child's View of Papermaking
ongoing. A colorful, interactive exhibit helps the visitor discover how paper is made. The two-story exhibit is a large paper machine made for kids & adults to play on & learn.
The 19th Century Atlas Mill Mona & Doug Dugal Exhibit. ongoing. Discover the past of the Atlas Mill as you stand inside the 19th century structure along the Fox River. The history & architecture of the Atlas Mill are detailed through a photographic timeline exhibit.
Power Seeker. thru May 2013. A survey of cut paper sculpture by artist Michael Velliquette.
Peninsula Art School and Gallery, Fish Creek. 920-868-3455.
Hours: M–Sa – 9am–5pm (Oct–Apr); M–Sa – 8:30am–5pm (May–Sept); Docent guided gallery tours are scheduled from May–Oct on Fridays – 1–3pm.
The Nature of Jewelry: Botanical Design & Symbols
Apr 19–Jul 13. Inspiration from plant life provides both lyrical & geometric design possibilities for 30 jewelry artists from throughout the United States, Canada & Ireland.
Door County Plein Air Festival Exhibition. Jul 27–Aug 17. Paintings created by the master plein air (landscape) painters in the 7th annual Door County Plein Air Festival will be on display and sale through August 17. These paintings truly capture the light, breathtaking scenery,and everyday life of the charming Door County peninsula.
Picture This Gallery & Studio, Appleton. 920-585-1379.
Yellowstone National Park and Thomas Moran. Mar 2, 2013. Grand finale at the gallery, celebrating 140 years of the Park and the 175th birthday of artist Thomas Moran.
Plymouth Arts Center. 920-892-8409.
Bruce A. Niemi: Contemporary Metal Sculpture
thru May 31. Sculptures characterized by an uplifting positive nature, faith in God, the power & beauty of nature, & the energy & balance of dance.
The Rabbit Pop-Up Gallery, 10 E. College Ave., Appleton. 832-7000
Untamed. May 16–Jun 8. The third annual exhibition was inspired by the end of winter: wild rabbits have awoken from hibernation, running free & untamed. This exhibition has no rules, featuring innovative pieces in all media.
Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc. Hours: Tu–Sa – 12–4pm; Su – 1–4pm. Admission is free. 920-683-4501.
Youth Art Series
thru May 26. The Rahr-West Art Museum is invigorated by scintillating youth art from Manitowoc area schools & home school students.
Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Appleton. 738-0744.
Art from the Gardens. thru May 18. Local Artist Exhibit in partnership w/ The Trout Museum of Art & Designing Women.
Richeson 75 Landscape, Seascape & Architectural
International Juried Art Exhibit
May 29–Jul 5.
Silver Lake College Art Wing, Manitowoc. 684-6691
Senior exhibit: Andrew Carstens. thru May 8.
The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton (formerly Appleton Art Center). 920-733-4089. Hours: M–F –– 9am–5pm; Sa ––10am–4pm. Closed Su.
GENERATIONS. Three Generations of British Painters. Apr 13–Jul 21. A first of its kind exhibition at The Trout Museum of Art will showcase paintings, drawings and watercolors illustrating the unique skills passed down from fathers to sons within three generations of one British family.
Weis Earth Science Museum, Menasha. 920-832-2925
Hours: M–T – 12-4pm; F – 12-7pm; Sa – 10am-5pm; Su – 1-5pm.
Dinosaur Den. Ongoing. A complete Psittacosaurus w/ stones in its gizzard, a life-size skull replica of Stan, the Tyrannosaurus rex, & a thigh bone of a duck-bill dinosaur that you can touch.
Explore Mines & Minerals. Ongoing. Walk through a lead-mine tunnel, explore Wisconsin’s mining history, discover how Native Americans mined copper, learn how we use rocks & minerals & marvel at their beauty!
Wild Apple Glass Studio & Gallery, Menasha. 920-886-6636.
Hours: M–F – 10am–6pm; Sa – 10am–5pm.
Winneconne Historical Society. 920-582-7643.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Riverside Gallery, Manitowoc. 920-684-0218.
Ghost Ships of the Schooner Coast. ongoing. Walk into the underwater world of Lake Michigan through the photography of Wisconsin Historical Society Underwater Archaeologist Tamara Thomsen.
Wolf River Art League. 920-982-2295.
Wriston Art Center Galleries. Lawrence University, Appleton. 920-832-6621.
Hours: Tu–Fr – 10am–4pm; Sa & Su – 12–4pm; Closed on Mondays.
Caitee Hoglund (LU ’12)
thru May 5. Exhibition designed from the Permanent Collection in Leech Gallery.
thru May 5. Photographic installation in Hoffmaster Gallery.
thru May 5. Paintings in Kohler Gallery:
Annual Senior Art Exhibition
May 24–Jul 28.
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