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 questionthe 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.
SKIP WALLEN: NATURALLY
July 1 - September 16 Celebrate the unique talents of Manitowoc sculptor, 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.
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.
Join us as we commemorate the landing of a piece of Russian Sputnik IV in front of our museum with this family friendly festival.
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.
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
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.
LADIES OF THE LAKE QUILTERS
December 9 - January 6
Features beautiful hand made quilts by the local Ladies of the Lake quilt group.