* Exhibits are subject to change.
CHRISTMAS IN THE MANSION
Canceled for the 2020 Holiday Season
As a replacement for the in-person events that surround the Holiday event, the museum’s historic Vilas-Rahr Mansion will be decorated in festive lights and trimmings that can be viewed from outdoors during the season. More information
MARC CHAGALL: LE CIRQUE
Le Cirque is a print portfolio of 38 prints completed by Marc Chagall in 1968. For Marc Chagall, the circus stage was the ideal setting for the dreamlike, extraordinary acts ever-present in his art. In Le Cirque, he summoned the spectacle of the circus experience in all its colorful variety - clowns, acrobats and women riding bareback, stands brimming with onlookers - as a vivid metaphor for the sometimes precarious artist-lifestyle he had decided to lead. With time, the circus came to lie at the very heart of his personal mythology and became symbolic of the human condition.
YOUTH ART SERIES
The Youth Art Series may have some unforeseen changes to dates and content due to the impact of COVID-19 on the local school districts.
Big East Conference
April 11-18, 2021
The Big East Conference Youth Art Series features artwork created by high school students 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 Saint Mary Catholic.
Eastern Wisconsin Conference
April 22-May 2, 2021
The Eastern Wisconsin Conference Youth Art Series features artwork created by high school students from Brillion, Chilton, Kiel, Two Rivers, Sheboygan Falls, New Holstein, Roncalli and Valders.
PORTRAIT OF MANITOWOC PROJECT
February 28-June 6, 2021
This community art project led by portrait artist Sonia Vasquez was created between October 2020 and February 2021. This project was generously funded by Art Bridges.
For more information or to learn how to participate, click here.
LONG TIME PASSING
April 18-August 1, 2021
Midwest farming changes constantly. In our lifetimes, there has been a shift from small acreage family farms to two extremes: to both very large and very small farms. The state of Wisconsin alone is losing more than two family farms per day. These changes in the Midwest landscape - physically and economically - moved artists Roberta Condon and Lorraine Ortner-Blake to present together two series of paintings to focus on the struggles, joys, and challenges of Midwest farm life. This exhibit, titled "Long Time Passing", is a phrase from a Pete Seeger song.
ANN BARBEAU PHOTOGRAPHY
May 9-July 3, 2021
The work of local photographer, Ann Barbeau, features landscapes of Manitowoc, including the lakeshore, parks, and forests.
THE MANITOWOC/MOWA CABINET: THE WORK OF PATRICK BURKE, DAVID CARPENTER, AND RANDY SAHLI
July 11-September 5, 2021
This exhibit revolves around a very special cabinet that was commissioned by the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Featuring the carpentry of Randy Sahli, the carvings of Patrick Burke, and the painting of David Carpenter, this work has deep ties to the community. A selection of work by each artist will be on exhibit.
REALLY BIG PRINTS
July 30-September 12, 2021
Features large scale prints made during the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus' Really Big Prints event.