UWM Union Art Gallery
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Mutòpe j. johnson: In Search of a Benevolent Kind of Blue
Opened April 8th, 2021
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Centering around an exploration of Milwaukee’s historic Bronzeville neighborhood, Mutòpe j. johnson: In Search of a Benevolent Kind of Blue celebrates and memorializes the rich local history of African American experiences through a contemplation of the past, the present and the future. In this solo exhibition, UWM alum Mutòpe j. johnson evokes the lively spirit of Bronzeville, inviting visitors to digest dynamic depictions and installations that also bring up issues of cultural loss and the negative impact of eminent domain policies on the neighborhood. Through vibrant, reimagined images of Bronzeville and its Jazz clubs, poets, and singers, johnson has transformed the Union Art Gallery into a charged space imploring critical thinking, open discussion, and unapologetic celebration!
First Year Experience 2020
Opened 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.
First Year Experience 2021
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The First Year Program in Art and Design at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts prepares students to be creative, engaged and ready to advance in their chosen areas of study. The 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. The Union Art Gallery’s First Year Exhibition is an opportunity for these students to showcase the work they have created during this process. Join us in celebrating the work of these talented artists.
Crossing Over 2020
Opened 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!
48th Annual Juried Show
Here to Stay: Braving Barriers Through Performance
Opened 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.
UWM Student Union
Room W199, Campus Level
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
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