Professor Sarah Schaefer Essay for ASOR

Professor Sarah Schaefer recently published an essay on the blog for ASOR – a professional, academic organization for archaeologists working in the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt, and ancient Near East. Read the article!

UWM Gallery Night

Thursday, September 22 2022 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

UWM Campus

UWM Gallery Night

Five exhibitions in one night!

UWM will host a gallery night for five new exhibitions on its Milwaukee campus on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4:30-7 p.m. including the Mathis Gallery.

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Derek Counts Awarded Distinguished Professor

Counts has served at UWM for 20 years and is the co-director of the Athienou Archaeological Project in Cyprus. He has made many advancements in the field of archaeology and in 2020, was given the UWM Faculty University Distinguished Service… Read More

Mathis Art Gallery Fall Exhibition: On Making Fairyland

Thursday, September 15 2022
Book Illustrations

The Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery, with loans from UWM’s Special Collections, presents On Making Fairyland, an exhibit of fairy tale and children’s fantasy illustrations from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1930). This exhibition explores the ways artists translated traditional folklore and contemporary fantasy narratives from word to design and the visual trends used to depict imagined realms and their inhabitants. Artists featured in this show include illustration innovators Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen, and Henry J. Ford, and iconic successors Mary Shepard and J.R.R. Tolkien. On Making Fairyland demonstrates the critical role illustration played in visualizing “Fairyland,” laying the foundation for future fantasy depictions for decades, and ultimately contributing to the success and longevity of fairy tales and their accompanying imagery.

September 15, 2022 – February 2, 2023

Image details: Arthur Rackham, When he heard Peter's voice he popped in alarm behind a tulip from Peter Pan in Kensington Garden by J.M. Barrie, 1910.

Image details: Arthur Rackham, When he heard Peter’s voice he popped in alarm behind a tulip from Peter Pan in Kensington Garden by J.M. Barrie, 1910.

UWM Honors College faculty member Hilary Snow will give a public lecture on Korean painting

On Wednesday, Sept. 14th at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, UWM Honors College faculty member Hilary Snow will give a public lecture on Korean painting as part of the exhibition, “The Unbroken Line: Korean Landscape Painting Through the… Read More

Professor Sarah Schaefer and J.R.R. Tolkien

Professor Sarah Schaefer co-curates exhibition, J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript, at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with introductory essays by exhibition co-curators William M. Fliss, PhD and Sarah C. Schaefer, PhD. Video segment… Read More