What is Look Here!?
The Look Here! initiative is a pilot project initiated by the UWM Libraries that asks artists to create projects that reimagine, transform, and engage with the objects in our collections, especially our Digital Collections, in ways that were unimagined before the digital turn. During this pilot year, we are working with fifteen artists from RedLine Community Art Studio and Peck School of the Arts to do just that. The project will culminate in the spring and summer of 2018 with two events:
- An exhibit, installed and hosted at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, will make the work the artists produce for the project available to the general public and provide an opportunity to showcase our own archival, special, and digital collections alongside the works they inspired. (June 28, exhibition opening -September 16, 2018)
- Opening night is June 28th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Remarks at 7:00 p.m. by Curators Ann Hanlon, Marc Tasman, and Max Yela. More information at the Villa Terrace site.
- Admission to Villa Terrace is FREE for all UWM faculty, staff, and students for the duration of the Look Here! exhibit.
- A panel on Look Here! took place on April 4th, and engaged the audience in a discussion with four artists from the Look Here! project – Madeline Martin, Nirmal Raja, Marc Tasman, and Melissa Wagner-Lawler. The artists discussed their process and how they have used the collections – both digital physical – to create new work for the Look Here! project. (April 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m., UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab)
Check this site for updates about the Look Here! initiative, and news about related events, interviews with the artists, and samples from the collections.