Art @ UWM

Wisconsin Arts Board – Percent for Art Program

Wisconsin’s Percent for Art Program was created in 1980 with the intention of distributing artwork throughout the public realm in the state of Wisconsin. This program has contributed greatly to the culture and aesthetic found on the UWM campus, allowing all who visit the University to experience thought provoking beauty both indoors and out. Although the program was discontinued in 2011, the artists and the works they have commissioned remain timeless to the university and can still be found throughout the campus today. Please learn more about the artists and their contributions below:




1. A Portrait of the Right of Passage

A multi-panel wall mural done in a surrealist manner, this painting includes familiar symbols of higher education and campus life.

 

Artists: Anthony Stoeveker and Christel-Anthony Tucholke
Year: 1985
Location: Enderis Hall
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography


2. Mneme XXXI: Dwelling in the Pain

In 1984, Carol Emmons began a series of sculptural installations titled “Mneme”
after the Greek word for memory.

 

Artists: Carol and Paul Emmons
Year: 1995
Location: School of Architecture and Urban Planning
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography


3. Insights

The content of the 13 circular shaped stained glass pieces is to be symbolic of material one might fine by looking at natural materials through a microscope.

 

Artist: Charlotte Ann Paul
Year: 2006
Location: Lapham Hall
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography


4. Milwaukee

A painted steel composition sitting 18 feet above the ground that reads from left to right.

 

Artist: George Greenmayer
Year: 1989
Location: Outside the Golda Meir Library
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography


5. Happy-Go-Luckies

The sculpture then extends outward with four arms, joining together the many realms of sciences found in UWM’s Southwest Quadrant.

 

Artist: Guido Brink
Year: 1992
Location: Southwest Quadrant
(Outside the Kenwood IRC)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography


6. Echo

The grid is constructed only of wood and nails, creating a simple aesthetic that responds to the wood panels located on the south wall as well as on part of the Klotsche Center ceiling.

 

Artist: Kyoung Ae Cho
Year: 2005
Location: Klotsche Center
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography


7. Joining the Color Jetstream

A fiber artist, Kodis constructed decorative multicolored banners that symbolize individuals becoming part of a greater whole.

 

Artist: Louise Kodis
Year: 1990
Location: Student Union Plaza
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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8. Pangaea

The title refers to the land mass believed to have once connected all of the earth’s land. While the hemispheric top of the sculpture redefines this idea today as all areas of the world are pulled together through the advancement of technology.

 

Artist: Michaela Mahady
Year: 1997
Location: Pangaea Mall
(Outside of Lubar Hall)
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography


9. Float

The sculpture sits in a geological basin and reacts to it’s contextual site. It plays with the weight of materials and combines a bronze caged structure of a canoe with a heavy granite stone.

 

Artist: Peter Flanary
Year: 2003
Location: Sandburg Hall
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Artist Biography