Current Exhibits

VSA Wisconsin - Creative Power

November 6th through December 31, 2016

Creative Power: VSA Wisconsin's Traveling Exhibition is comprised of 30 framed two and three dimensional works of art by Wisconsin youth and adults with disabilities. The works were selected through the annual call for art by a panel of independent jurors.

Sarah Bergstrom, Glendale
Bird on Roof
Acrylic on Canvas
2014 Adult Award

Lester Schwartz

November 20, 2016 through January 15, 2017

The Rahr-West is pleased to present 'Lester Schwartz: After '86' with assistance from the family of Les Schwartz. The exhibition celebrates one of Manitowoc's great artists and the healing power of artwork. Featured artwork profiles Schwartz's journeys, both physical and emotional, following the death of his beloved wife in 1986. Bold imagery and color dominates abstract and figurative work during this prolific late period of the artist's life.

Les Schwartz
Jazz in Blue
Oil on Canvas
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Christmas In The Mansion

November 23, 2016 through January 8, 2017

Once again the Vilas-Rahr Mansion will be decked
out for Christmas.

Our amazing group of volunteers have filled the mansion with so much Holiday cheer, that a walk through the mansion will surely put you in the Christmas Spirit.