UWM Union Art Gallery
Virtual Exhibitions

On Display Now

48th Annual Juried Show

Coming soon!

Here to Stay: Braving Barriers Through Performance

Open September 11, 2020

Please join the UWM Union Art Gallery for this timely virtual exhibition challenging preconceived notions of who we are as a nation and expanding our understanding of our community. Positioned immediately preceding our presidential election, in the middle of a world-wide pandemic and amidst a modern day civil rights movement, Here to Stay highlights the work of three artists working in the realm of social justice, activism and immigration.

Migrating Gestures

Open January 25, 2021
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Bodies in motion communicate, influence, engage and instruct. Migrating Gestures showcases the work of sixteen interdisciplinary artists to explore the ways in which gesture has the capacity to live on and transfer knowledge between body, form and media, which in turn influence and shape our culture and understanding. Inspired by choreographer and performer Maria Gillespie’s 2016 show Mapping the Migration of Gesture at INOVA, this comprehensive exhibition expands to present gestural motions in a range of media presenting a truly multimedia experience of corporeal exchange and the body’s layered awareness.

First Year Experience 2020

Open July 9, 2020

A student’s first year is a time of artistic and personal development during which students choose their areas of concentration and begin to see themselves becoming practitioners in their field. This exhibition is an opportunity for these students to showcase the work they have created during this process, which normally takes place at the UWM Union Art Gallery each Spring semester.

Crossing Over 2020

Open November 9, 2020

The Crossing Over exhibition showcases work created by undergraduate students of the UWM Peck School of the Arts department of Art and Design who have received a scholarship and/or fellowship award in 2020. This exciting annual event highlights the exceptional artwork produced by these promising emerging artists in a wide range of mediums and unpredictable themes. Please join the Union Art Gallery in celebrating these outstanding UWM artists!


UWM Student Union
Room W199, Campus Level
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI  53211

Academic Year Gallery Hours

Mon-Thur:    noon – 5pm
Fridays:       noon – 3pm
Sat-Sun:      closed
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