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Sponsor an Exhibition

Sponsorship of a gallery exhibition or graduate student thesis exhibition in the UWM Emile H. Mathis Gallery is a creative way to support the Department of Art History, the UWM Art Collection, and higher education at UWM. The gallery relies on external sources to fund its programmatic needs.  Your generosity will enable us to continue presenting educational public programs that promote the UWM Art Collection’s mission.

Gallery Exhibition

Gallery exhibitions in the UWM Emile H. Mathis Gallery are high quality exhibitions curated and designed by museum professionals. Most gallery exhibitions utilize art from the UWM Art Collection as wells as loans from local galleries, museums, and art collectors.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition

A graduate student organizes an exhibition accompanied by a scholarly catalog and presents a gallery talk on a subject selected in consultation with an advisor. This exhibition is intended to demonstrate the student’s ability to organize material and familiarity with research methods and art historical literature pertinent to the student’s topic and area of interest. The student is also responsible for all aspects of the exhibition including curation, design, install/deinstall, marketing, advertising, and educational programming.

Exhibition Sponsorship Options:


  • Your name on all print and web advertisements
  • You will have postcards mailed to your very own guest list
  • Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law

$100 sponsorship benefits, PLUS

  • You will receive color copies of exhibition catalog

$250 sponsorship benefits, PLUS

  • You will receive a behind the scenes tour of the exhibition with the exhibition Curator (Leigh Mahlik)

$500 sponsorship benefits, PLUS

  • Your name on title wall at exhibition entrance


Please contact Leigh Mahlik,, 414-229-4340) for more information about how to sponsor an exhibition.

All funds will go to the UWM Foundation, Inc. to support the Friends of Art History.