Upcoming Exhibits

* Exhibits are subject to change.

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Manitowoc Public School District
March 6 - April 3, 2022

Big East Conference
April 10 - April 17, 2022

Eastern Wisconsin Conference
April 23 - May 8, 2022

Roncalli Catholic Schools
May 13-May 22, 2022

Visit the Youth Art page for more details.

GEO RUTHERFORD

April 24 - July 10, 2022Georgina Rutherford
Geo Rutherford creates prints, artist's books and large-scale mixed media works focusing on the notions of invasiveness, impermanence, and the unseen in relation to the Great Lakes. She received a BFA from Eastern Michigan University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Geo taught high school art in Chelsea, Michigan for five years, but now is the Art Director at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, running the #WhyYouMatter non-profit, an adjunct professor at UWM, and exhibiting work around the Midwest.

STOLEN SISTERS

April  24 - July 31, 2022Stolen Sisters
The Stolen Sisters exhibition features thirty-one indigenous artists and allies. The exhibition showcases technically diverse artworks of 30 regional, national and international indigenous artists and allies addressing a range of experiences and emotions surrounding the violence against, and loss of indigenous women and girls. Materials range from works on paper, mixed-media installation, metal, clay, quillwork, textile and paint.

The issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) https://mmiwusa.org is gaining national attention due to the recent election of Deb Haaland and her initiatives surrounding this issue, and various other MMIW efforts. Wisconsin is home to eleven registered tribal communities, and the adjacent Highway 90 acts as a main corridor for missing persons. With four out of five native women affected by violence in today's society, it is vital that the issue of MMIW is given a voice.

LLeague of Milwaukee ArtistsEAGUE OF MILWUAKEE ARTISTS

June 19 - August 28, 2022
For over 70 years, the League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) has championed artistic creativity and actively contributed to our Community. The League represents Milwaukee area creating two and three dimensional artworks in all types of media, a group dedicated to the promotion of visual creation, personal artistic growth, and the expansion of the Arts in our state, region and community.

SPACE TO SEA

July 24 - September 18, 2022
This exhibit highlights the Navy's contribution to the space program. Some astronauts were naval officers, but the Navy also supplied ships and helicopter squadrons used in recovery of astronauts and equipment, and UDT frogmen who were the first to reach capsules after splashdown. This exhibition highlights all aspects of the Navy's involvement of our national journey into manned space. 

This exhibition includes 35 pieces of art, from various artists including Paul Ortlip, Everett Raymond Kinstler and Cliff Young. On the spot drawings, watercolors of equipment and manpower, portraits of astronauts and paintings of important events make up the images featured in the exhibition.

MEMBERS & COUNTY ARTISTS EXHBITION

August 21 - September 11
Local artists and Rahr-West Art Museum Members showcase their artistic talent. Many of the pieces are for sale, so this is your opportunity to purchase a local treasure.

THE ART OF TABLESETTING

October 7 - November 6
This annual favorite exhibit began in 1974, when Mrs. Ruth West organized an exhibit of tables inspired by works of art. The Rahr-West Art Museum is proud to keep this exhibit alive by inviting members of the public to create unique tablescapes inspired by works of art.

TINY ART

September 25- October 30
The Lakeshore Artists Guild in partnership with the Rahr-West Art Museum presents Tiny Art, featuring a variety of media, styles and concepts where the defining parameter is scale.

BECCA JABSJabs Common Loon

November 13, 2022 - February 2, 2023
Rebecca Jabs is a Wisconsin artists and scientific illustrator specializing in the native flora and fauna of the Great Lakes region. Her work is an observation of local nature with a hint of narrative. This exhibit will feature her illustrative work for Wisconsin's Wild Lakes: A Guide to the Last Undeveloped Natural Lakes by naturalist John Bates.

CHRISTMAS IN THE MANSION

November 23, 2022 - January 8, 2023
Christmas in the Mansion highlights the unique architectural style of the Victorian era. The historic Vilas-Rahr mansion is beautifully decorated by fantastic group of volunteers, each choosing their own theme.