2018 Exhibition Schedule

MODERN MASTERS: TWENTIETH CENTURY PRINTS


From the Reading Public Museum


June 10 - August 12

This fascinating exhibit features prints from modern artists such as Matisse, Picasso, Matta, Dali, Warhol and more! This exhibit presents many of the styles and techniques popularized by the various movements that made up the one hundred years of twentieth century art.

Twentieth century art, often referred to as Modern Art, actually began in the late nineteenth century with the movements of Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau, and Symbolism. Artists began to question  the notion of imitating nature and self-consciously emphasized the materials of painting – leaving visible brush strokes, areas of blank canvas and purposefully distorting points of view and perspective – reminding viewers that ultimately, painting can never truly mimic nature.

20th Century Masters

R.T. WALLEN: NATURALLY


July 1 - September 16
Celebrate the unique talents of Manitowoc sculptor, R.T. "Skip" Wallen, as our community gets set to unveil his dramatic Spirit of the Rivers sculpture on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Skip Wallen: Naturally, showcases his creations in bronze and stone lithography.
Skip Wallen
Really Big Prints

REALLY BIG PRINTS


July 22 - September 16
A exhibit is a collaboration with UW Manitowoc & Hamilton Wood Type Museum, consisting of four foot or larger prints. These prints will be made by artists from around the country during UW Manitowoc's Really BIGPRINTS!! 3.0 printmaking event.

RWAM MEMBERS AND MANITOWOC COUNTY ARTISTS


August 26 - September 16
Features local artists and Rahr-West members. Many of the pieces are for sale. For information on submitting artwork, visit the RWAM Members and Manitowoc County Artists page.
Cty Artists

SPUTNIKFEST


September 7 & 8


Join us as we commemorate the landing of a piece of Russian Sputnik IV in front of our museum with this family friendly festival.

ART SLAM


September 21 - November 11


The Lakeshore Artist's Guild's Art Slam exhibit features artwork in various forms of media, inspired by downtown Manitowoc.

WATERS EDGE ARTISTS

The Art of Preservation


September 30 - October 28


Features Alliance of Plein Air Artists dedicated to artistically recording historic, endangered or threatened places. WEA endeavors to stimulate awareness of the need to protect and celebrate our unique, precious natural resources and historic places.
Tablesettings

THE ART OF TABLESETTINGS


October 7 - November 4


This annual exhibit has transformed over the years from traditional tablesettings of fine china and crystal. It is not unusual to find setting such as a jail cell, frontier wagon or a sandy beach.

CHRISTMAS IN THE MANSION


November 21 - January 6, 2019


Christmas in the Mansion highlights the unique architectural style of the Victorian era. Christmas is a season of song that wraps itself about you and warms your heart and fills it with a melody that will last forever.
Center Gallery
Ladies of the Lake Quilters

LADIES OF THE LAKE QUILTERS


December 9 - January 13, 2019


Features beautiful hand made quilts by the local Ladies of the Lake quilt group.