Kenilworth Square East Gallery

Our art and design programs host myriad exhibitions and showcases throughout the academic year, all of them free and open to the public. Join us to experience the power of art to inspire, provoke and transform lives.

When you step into our galleries, you embark on a journey through captivating works of art that push boundaries and challenge conventions. With a wide range of exhibitions, our galleries provide a stimulating platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents, while also hosting established artists who captivate audiences and inspire our students with their artistic prowess.

Upcoming Events

Arts Center Gallery

Arts Center Gallery

Location: Theatre Building, second floor | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Hours: During exhibitions or by appointment

The 3,500-square-foot Arts Center Gallery serves as a teaching and research laboratory. It provides an annual setting for exhibitions by students, alumni and special guests, as well as thesis exhibitions, faculty exhibitions and undergraduate scholarship competitions. The gallery is split into four exhibition spaces, which rotate from September to May.

Kenilworth Square East Gallery

Kenilworth Square East Gallery

Location: Kenilworth Square East | 2155 N. Prospect Ave.
Hours: During exhibitions or by appointment

Originally a Ford Model T plant, the Peck School of the Arts’ Kenilworth Square East building is now a dynamic hub where creativity, innovation and expression converge. The ground level KSE Gallery hosts a wide range of exhibitions, where you’ll encounter everything from paintings and sculptures to cutting-edge installations and multimedia showcases.

Union Art Gallery

UWM Union Art

Location: UWM Student Union, Room W199 | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Hours: Visit the Union Art Gallery for hours and exhibitions

The Union Art Gallery is an art space dedicated to the exhibition of diverse, contemporary art. It presents a broad range of visual art by exhibiting work in all mediums by local, regional and national emerging and established artists. In addition, the Union Art Gallery prides itself on being an accessible space for UWM student artists to exhibit and learn.

Emile H. Mathis Gallery

Art History Gallery

Location: Mitchell Hall, Room 170 | 3203 N. Downer Ave.
Hours: Visit the Emile H. Mathis Gallery for hours and exhibitions

The Emile H. Mathis Gallery serves both the campus and greater Milwaukee community by providing access to the UWM Art Collection through exhibitions. The gallery’s objective complements the university’s educational and outreach mission. As envisioned, both serve as pedagogical vehicles for enhancing art education at all levels, fostering inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary relationships and creating community partnerships.

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Kenilworth Open Studios

Immerse yourself in creativity when Peck School of the Arts student and faculty artists open their studios to the public. From exhibitions and studio visits to live performances and family-friendly art activities, you’ll find something to excite you at Kenilworth Open Studios.

Exhibitions & Showcases

Art BA BFA Exhibition Fall 2023 Promo Image
May 1–18, 2024
December 4–14, 2024
A semiannual exhibition showcasing the work of graduating students in the BA and BFA programs. The exhibition traditionally takes place at the end of fall and spring semesters.
Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale Promo Image
December 6–8, 2024
Featuring handmade works from students in Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Ceramics, Photography, Digital Fabrication, and Design & Visual Communication.
Continuum 2020 Promo Image
September 6–28, 2024
Witness the transformative power of a quality arts education at this popular curated exhibition that features work by Peck School of the Arts alumni.
Crossing Over 2020 Exhibition Promo Image
November 15–December 11, 2024
Students who received scholarships in the previous year are invited to display work in this exciting exhibition that spans a wide range of mediums and topics from emerging artists.
DVC BFA Capstone Showcase 2023 promo image
May 4, 2024
Join Design & Visual Communication BFA Students in an interactive exhibition of their Capstone Thesis projects.
Design and Visual Communication Showcase Promo Image
December 6, 2024
Seniors in the Design & Visual Communication program present their most recent and innovative work.
Fiber//Form Promo Image
February 2–16, 2024
Exhibition of selected pieces from Fibers courses in the Department of Art & Design.
First Year Exhibition Promo Image
April 5–12, 2024
This exhibition is an opportunity for first year students to showcase work created during a time of significant artistic and personal development.
makers exhibition promo image 2023
April 5–19
Delve into the captivating work by Sculpture and Jewelry & Metalsmithing students and discover the intricate beauty and craftsmanship of this timeless art form.
Graduate Exhibitions Promo Image
April 26–May 18, 2024
Witness the culmination of years of artistic development and intensive research as Master of Art and Master of Fine Art graduate students unveil their captivating works.
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September 8–23, 2023
Celebrate the vibrant artistic community at Peck School of the Arts in a biennial exhibition featuring work of faculty and teaching staff from the Department of Art & Design.
UWM Union Art Gallery
February 23–March 14, 2024
This juried exhibition showcases student artists from around the Greater Milwaukee area working in a variety of mediums.
Woven Images Promo Image
September 13–28, 2024
Explore the intricate art of fiber arts at this exhibition that features captivating works that blend tradition and innovation from students within the Fibers program.

Go Behind the Scenes with Us

As an arts school, we take campus tours one step further by offering on-the-go information sessions designed for creative minds. Go behind the scenes with one of our arts ambassadors and learn about our programs along the way.