Past Events

Wednesday, November 30 2022 1pm - 1:30pm

Art Exposé

The Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery invites you to a series of “Art Exposé” Gallery Talks   In these 15-minute presentations, Mathis Gallery Interns will discuss a mystery art object in the gallery collection that they have researched this semester. This is...

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

Presentation by Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, Elizabeth Emery

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...

Tuesday, November 15 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm

Art Exposé

The Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery invites you to a series of “Art Exposé” Gallery Talks In these 15-minute presentations, Mathis Gallery Interns will discuss a mystery art object in the gallery collection that they have researched this semester. This is a...

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

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. Event Details

Thursday, March 10 2022 - Thursday, May 12 2022 5pm

Off the Press Exhibition Opening

Please join us Thursday, March 10th at 5PM for the graduate thesis exhibition opening of Off the Press: Exploring Reproducible War Art curated by Emily Hankins. This will be our first graduate thesis exhibition since 2020!  The exhibit will be open...

Thursday, September 30 2021 - Thursday, February 10 2022

Hostile Terrains Exhibit Now Open

Please join us for the Hostile Terrains exhibition at the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery, Mitchell Hall room 170. The exhibition will run through February 24, 2022. Hostile Terrains visually explores the intersection of landscape, policy, and violence in Milwaukee...

Thursday, February 27 2020 - Thursday, May 14 2020

Ethiopian Art: Christian Narratives from the Kebra Nagast

This exhibit displays religious and political artworks with the Kebra Nagast, Ethiopia’s sacred Christian text. Most of these works date from the twentieth century, but the religious motifs are ancient. Ethiopian emperors claim political authority through a lineage traced to...

Thursday, February 27 2020 - Thursday, May 14 2020

Claim, Consume, Curate

What was the first object you bought with your own money? What did your parents' living room look like? What dish are you afraid to break? Claim, Consume, Curate examines the material culture of modern life in three contexts. “The Home,” “The Boutique,” and “The Museum” include over fifty...

Thursday, January 23 2020 - Thursday, February 13 2020

Faceless Figures: Obscurity within the UWM Art Collection

A new exhibition is now open at the UWM Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery!

Thursday, September 12 2019 - Thursday, December 19 2019 5:30pm

Water + Work Exhibition Opening

This innovative exhibition explores how artists portrayed water as a site of labor in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art. Drawing from UWM’s rich collections, it shows how artists worked to promote a wide variety of maritime endeavors, from shipping and...