Events at the Rahr-West Art Museum are designed to build community. We like to reach out and connect with people living and working in Manitowoc County. We're not just a fancy Victorian mansion on the corner of Eighth and Park Streets. We reach out and share the treasures we have with children and adults in places like Whitelaw, Valders, Kiel, Two Rivers, Cleveland, Maribel, Francis Creek, and Manitowoc!
EMILY TAYLOR - ILLUSTRATION ART
Saturday, February 4, 2017 1:00 PM
St. Paul, MN painter and illustrator, Emily Taylor, talks about her work, which includes illustrating children's books, developing public murals, and designing the official poster of the Minnesota State Fair.
JOHN ABLER - 40 YEARS OF GLASS, DESIGN & FABRICATION
Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:00 PM
John Abler of Abler Glass (Kiel, WI) discusses the various techniques he uses to create art glass and shows off some of his artwork.
JILL CHADEK - FELT MAKING
Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:00 PM
Jill Chadek, textile artists, speaks about felting, the technique of creating fabric from fiber. Chadek will show us examples of this art form ranging from delicate, light-as-a-cloud scarves and shawls, to the more durable jackets and hats. She will walk us through the process of how loose individual wool fibers can be transformed into sturdy, long wearing garments.
CHAGALL PRINT ART
Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:00 PM
Nationally recognized speaker, Vivian Jacobson, discusses Marc Chagall's varied and impressive legacy of art printing - highlighted by the Rahr-West's Le Cirque series. *Opening Day of March Chagall's Le Cirque Exhibition.
MAGGIE STOEFFEL - COLLECTING GREAT ART
Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:00 PM
Maggie Stoeffel, Estates Specialists for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, visits the museum to provide tips for would-be collectors and will porvide Roadshow-Style estimates of your art treasures.