* Exhibits are subject to change.
YOUTH ARTS SERIES 2023
Manitowoc Public Schools
March 5 - April 2, 2023
Features artwork from students in grades K-12 who are enrolled in the Manitowoc Public School District.
Big East Conference
April 7 - 16, 2023
Features high school art from Cedar Grove-Belgium, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Hilbert. Howards Grove, Kohler, Manitowoc Lutheran, Mishicot, Oostburg, Ozaukee, Random Lake, Reedsville, Sheboygan County Christian, Sheboygan Lutheran and St. Mary Catholic.
Eastern Wisconsin Conference
April 20 - 30, 2023
Features high school art from Brillion, Campbellsport, Chilton, Kewaskum, Kiel, New Holstein, Plymouth, Roncalli High School, Sheboygan Falls, Two Rivers, Valders and Waupun.
Roncalli Catholic Schools
May 5 - 14, 2023
Features artwork created by the students at Roncalli Catholic Schools.
ART AS POETRY/POETRY AS ART
May 14 - June 18, 2023
Art as Poetry/Poetry as Art is a collaborative effort where the written word stimulates the creation of visual art and visual art acts as a muse for the written word. Poets are invited to submit a poem to spark new artwork. Artists are invited to provide an image of an existing work to evoke new poetry. Each artist and poet selects the poem or artwork that excites them and then the creative juices flow.
ART AGAINST ALL ODDS: WISCONSIN PRISON ART
June 4 - August 6, 2023
Art Against The Odds: Wisconsin Prison Art features about 30 artists who turned to creative production to mitigate the de-humanizing conditions of incarceration. The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections that illustrate recurring subjects explored by these artists: Solitary confinement, landscapes, portraits, letter writing, scarcity of materials, and time. In addition, several cell-sized room installations will elucidate aspects of confinement. A 160-page catalog with essays and artist pages accompanies the show.
Initiated two years ago by Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art in Milwaukee, WI, the exhibition will give voice and visibility to individuals currently held in the state’s carceral system as well as illustrate the potentially profound healing properties of an art practice. With virtually no instructional art programs offered in the prison system, these individuals teach themselves through various means, often working with a limited range of materials.
REALLY BIG PRINTS
A juried exhibit featuring contemporary art by reginal artists.
INSPIRED BY THE MUSEUM COLLECTION: UTILITY BOXES IN MANITOWOC
Artwork from the Museum’s collection that inspired contemporary artists’ designs for Manitowoc Public Utility electric boxes.
THE ART OF TABLESETTINGS
CHRISTMAS IN THE MANSION
Each year a fantastic group of volunteers decorate the Victorian Vilas-Rahr mansion.
BEREL LUTSKY RETROSPECTIVE
A retrospective of the work of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Professor Emeritus Berel Lutsky.