Upcoming Exhibits

* Exhibits are subject to change.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.