Upcoming Exhibits

* Exhibits are subject to change.

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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

PostponedMarc 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 SERIESyouth art series logo

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, 2021Portrait of Manitowoc
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, 2021Long Time Passing
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

Ann Barbeau

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, 2021Sahli_Burke Cabinet
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 PRINTSReally 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.


MEMBERS AND COUNTY INVITATIONAL

August 22-September 12, 2021
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. Click here for more information, including how to participate.

Destination MoonDESTINATION MOON: THE APOLLO 11 MISSION

September 9-13, 2021
Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission poster Exhibition is based on a traveling exhibition of the same name, developed by the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition is made Smithsonian Logopossible by the support of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, Joe Clark, Bruce R. McCaw Family Foundation, the Charles and Lisa Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, John and Susann Norton and Gregory D. and Jennifer Walston Johnson.

ART SLAM EXHIBITArt Slam Logo

September 17-October 17, 2021
This exhibition features the work of artists crated during the 2021 Art Slam Event, organized by the Lakeshore Artists Guild.

TablesettingTHE ART OF TABLESETTING

October 8-November 7, 2021
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.

TINY ARTTiny Art

October 27-November 28, 2021
Organized by the Lakeshore Artists Guild, Tiny Art presents everyone in the community the opportunity to become a collector of small works at affordable prices, just in time for the holidays.

Christmas in the MansionCHRISTMAS IN THE MANSION

November 26, 2021-January 10, 2022
We invite you to partake in this visual delight and escape, if even for a short while, into the fantasy that is held in anticipation of the holidays.

LADIES OF THE LAKE QUILT EXHIBITLadies of the Lake

December 5, 2021-January 30, 2022
The Ladies of the Lake Quilters have been exhibiting their quilts at the Rahr-West Art Museum for over 20 years.