Exhibitions and Lectures

Material Agents: Objects as Intermediaries

Thursday, December 8 2022 5pm

Emile H. Mathis Gallery

Material Agents Exhibition

We are pleased to announce a new art exhibition, Material Agents: Objects as Intermediaries, at The Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery. It was curated as part of the course Introduction to Art Museum Studies II. The show will run from December 8, 2022, to March 31, 2023.

Opening reception on December 8, 2022, from 5-7pm.

The Gallery is free and open to the public Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm. All are welcome.

Exhibition Description
Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery
Mitchell Hall 170
3203 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Presentation by Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, Elizabeth Emery

Wednesday, November 16 2022 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Mitchell Hall Room 195

Musee Guimet, Paris

Hidden Treasure: Finding Women Dealers and Collectors of Far Eastern Art in Paris, 1858-1914

Elizabeth Emery, Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Montclair State University will be giving a free public talk about her recent book Reframing Japonisme: Women and the Asian Art Market in Nineteenth-Century France, 1853-1914 (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020) and her digital humanities project with the National Institute (INHA) in Paris, “Connoisseurs, Collectors and Dealers of Asian Art in France, 1700-1939”.

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Sponsored by:
Friends of Art History
Honors College
Anthropology Department
History Department
Global Studies
Women’s & Gender Studies

Image: Musée Guimet, Paris

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.