**All Union Art Gallery exhibitions are FREE and open to the public**

Adolph Rosenblatt: Life in Sculpture

January 22 – February 16

Opening Reception: Friday, January 26, 5-8pm / Talk at 7pm

Adolph Rosenblatt took his inspiration from life and from the Milwaukee community he was a part of – its neighborhoods, people, businesses, and the stories they had to tell. From his sculptures of people, cityscapes, and places, headlines immortalized in the New York Times, to his early paintings and bronze work, a fascination with capturing the essence of what made a subject unique and personal is evident. The monumental size of his works, the color, and the figurative modeling draw you further into the piece, welcoming viewers to find the joy in everyday life that he represented.

Join us in celebrating this artist and beloved UWM Professor and his immense contribution to the Milwaukee arts community in a retrospective exhibition of his work over the years.

Exhibiting Artist: Adolph Rosenblatt

Special Event:
Join us after the Opening Reception of Adolph Rosenblatt: Life in Sculpture for a showing of a film on the Rosenblatt family of artists created by Ron Taylor. The film will be shown in the Fireside Lounge at 8:15pm immediately following the reception.
In The Flow
A Film Portrait of the Rosenblatt Family of Artists
The Rosenblatts reveal the intricacies of their art forms and the sensitivities of their personal relationships in this lively portrait of an exceptional family of artists. Sculptor and painter Adolph, performer poet and painter Suzanne, painter and poet Sarah, painter Eli, and painter Joshua show and tell their artful expressions as a way of life. Blended by film artist Ron Taylor into a cinematic impression, their lives and works have inspired a whole Milwaukee village of students, colleagues and friends.


The 45th Annual Juried Show

February 23 – March 16

Opening Reception: Friday, February 23, 5-8pm / Winners Announced at 7pm

In this year’s 45th Annual Juried Exhibition, student artists from colleges and universities around the Greater Milwaukee area will present work in a variety of mediums. The exhibition will be juried by a panel of three local professionals who will award cash prizes to exhibiting artists at the opening reception. This year’s judges will be Tom Berenz, professional artist and professor of painting and drawing at UW-Parkside, Marcela Garcia, Director of the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, and Tina Schinabeck, co-founder of The Alice Wilds. This exciting annual event showcases and celebrates the best work of local, emerging student artists.


First Year Experience 2018

March 30 – April 6

Closing Reception: Thursday, April 5, 5-8pm / Remarks at 7pm

The UAG’s annual First Year Experience exhibition showcases new students in the Peck School of the Arts and some of the exceptional work they’ve begun their undergraduate careers with! This exhibition runs for a quick week, and in that time we encourage you to make it a point to stop by and support these wonderful emerging artists and welcome them to the Milwaukee arts community.



Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin

April 13 – May 11

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-8pm / Artist Talk at 7pm

Over the course of the Spring Semester, the Union Art Gallery has been proud to support the Radical Jewelry Makeover project here at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is a community jewelry mining and recycling project of Ethical Metalsmiths that uses donated jewelry. The project encourages consideration of the social and environmental impacts of mining and jewelry production. RJM draws public attention to the creativity and skills of jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Jewelers and students have donated their time and skills to this community focused project over the past few months. Join us here at the Union Art Gallery for an exhibition of the amazing wearable art pieces they have radically transformed.