Upcoming Exhibits

* 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

July 30 - September 17, 2023

Really Big PrintsThis exhibit features the results of Really Big Prints, a biennial, multi-day, large-scale printmaking events in Manitowoc County.

JURIED INVITATIONAL

August 20 - September 17, 2023

A juried exhibit featuring contemporary art by reginal artists. 

INSPIRED BY THE MUSEUM COLLECTION: UTILITY BOXES IN MANITOWOC

October 1, 2023 - January 4, 2024

Artwork from the Museum’s collection that inspired contemporary artists’ designs for Manitowoc Public Utility electric boxes.

THE ART OF TABLESETTINGS

October 5 - November 5, 2023

This annual favorite invites designers to create unique tablescapes inspired by works of art.

CHRISTMAS IN THE MANSION

November 22, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Each year a fantastic group of volunteers decorate the Victorian Vilas-Rahr mansion. 

BEREL LUTSKY RETROSPECTIVE

December 3, 2023 - February 4, 2024

A retrospective of the work of University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Professor Emeritus Berel Lutsky. 

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