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Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops

June 17 - August 12

Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer intensive workshops.

University Community Orchestra Summer Concert

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

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High School Summer Intensive

July 29 - August 2

A one-week, immersive workshop where high-school students will participate in daily classes specially designed for their technical levels

SumTotal 2019

September 4 - September 21

This unmissable, biennial exhibition by Art & Design faculty and staff brings diverse and delightful, multimedia and Milwaukee-made works of art to you. Free and open to the public.

Open Season with Bellows and Keyboards

September 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Accordion XXI Century joins Music From Almost Yesterday for a concerto by Anthony Galla-Rini, the first American to promote the accordion as a classical concert instrument. This program also features premieres from Yehuda Yannay, solo pianist Dana McCormick and others.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Chris Cornelius

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Architect and artist Chris Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design practice serving Indigenous clients.

Woven Images 2019

September 13 - October 31

Woven Images 2019 showcases  selected woven pieces from the Woven Structure and Introduction to Fibers courses in the Department of Art and Design.

Lucio Castro’s END OF THE CENTURY (Fin de Siglo)

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“END OF THE CENTURY is at its most intense, and sexiest, when it’s also at its most unknowable.” - Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
Join us for this LGBT Film/Video Festival screening.

Real Men Sing!

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

A morning of choral music brings together the voices of 1,200 middle and high school singers for workshops, camaraderie and, finally, a moving closing performance that proves "Real Men Sing!"

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Matt Wedel

September 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ceramic artist Matt Wedel lives and works in Athens, Ohio and is in exhibition in galleries across the U.S. and Europe. He explains his creative process simply: "I begin as if rules are non-existent; I play."

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Sarah Kanouse

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sarah Kanouse is an interdisciplinary artist and critical writer examining the politics of landscape and public space. She is an associate professor of art and design at Northeastern University, where she directs the master of fine arts program in interdisciplinary arts.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Heidi Lowe

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lowe, who holds bachelor's and master's of fine-arts degrees in jewelry and metalsmithing, creates jewelry inspired by the history of metalsmithing.

Guest artist recital: Phil Pierick and Kurt Galván on saxophone and piano

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Phil Pierick and Kurt Galván present a diverse program of contemporary works for soprano, alto and baritone saxophones and piano alongside a transcription of the Dohnányi violin sonata for alto saxophone.

UWM Concert Chorale and UW-Platteville choirs

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The UWM Concert Chorale travels to Platteville for a joint concert with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville choirs.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tomory Dodge

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed painter Tomory Dodge has crafted scenes of wind blown detritus in desert-like settings, emphasizing materiality and an interest in human-environmental interaction while gradually shifting to a more abstract painting style in recent years.

Concert Chroale and Master’s Conducting Recital

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Peck School of the Arts' Concert Chorale for its premiere concert of the 2019-20 season, featuring Francisco Durante's Magnificat and other choral gems.

Fen

October 23 - October 27

Residents of England’s bleak coastal fens are cramped by grinding labor and economic oppression. Brief, fiercely resonant scenes depict – with powerful humanity – the desolate lives of these men and women.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Alejandro Cartagena

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Documentary photographer Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico but his photography is in museum and personal collections that span the globe. Cartagena joins us on the eve of the Society for Photographic Education midwestern chapter conference, where he will serve as a jurist and featured artist.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kee-Ho Yuen

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Educated in Hong Kong and in the American Midwest, artist Kee-ho Yuen looks at his work as an evolving collage of both the philosophy and the sensibility of the East and West. His work is an aesthetic investigation as well as a quest to whimsically comment on human emotions and interactions.

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19th Annual Double Reed Day

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Double Reed Day is open to double reed players of all ages and levels. Join Katherine Steele and Beth Giacobassi, the UWM Music Department's double reed faculty, and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops, and faculty and student ensemble performances.

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)

November 6 - November 10

Enjoy this marvelously moving story about the wonders of electricity - between partners, in medical practice and among artists. "A droll exploration of the early days of electrified desire," Chicago Tribune, 2017.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Drew Matott

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Master papermaker Drew Matott directs the Peace Paper Project, an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement and community activism.

UWM Jazz Guitar Student Recital

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presents jazz guitar studio performances featuring the students of Pete Billmann.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Makeal Flammini

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lifelong penpals Makeal Flammini and Samantha Hunt join forces and focus for this intimate discussion of their experiences making art in a world where “women, children, and dreams are doubted.” Flammini is a painter, 2018 Nohl fellow and alumna of the Peck School of the Arts. Hunt is a novelist who also wrote the short story collection "The Dark Dark."

Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

November 15 - November 17

Handmade treasure and one-of-a-kind objects d'art are available for browsing and purchasing during the Peck School's Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale at Kenilworth Square East. Meet the artists (our students!) and buy local.

Crossing Over Opening Reception

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An exciting, eclectic annual exhibition that features artwork from some of the Peck School's most talented emerging visual artists across a wide range of mediums and covering a variety of topics.

New Dancemakers

November 20 - November 23

Dance Undergraduate Capstone Concert

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kristin Thielking

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sculptor and public artist Kristin Thielking has a special interest in language as a material, creating work that inspires dialogue about the state of the environment and environmental stewardship.

Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival

November 21 - November 23

More than 1,500 students gather each year for workshops with trained professionals, one-act and individual performance contests, showcase productions and exhibitors from theatre vendors to college programs.

High School Dance Days

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a UWM dance student!

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50 Shades of Opera Theatre – Exploring the Gray

November 23

Please join us as we explore applying the goals, tools and principles of opera theatre to repertoire of all vocal styles.

Dance Day Workshop

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with current students and professors and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Derek Jarman’s THE GARDEN (1990)

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writhing with sorrow and anger, and yet so vividly alive to the loveliness of being, Derek Jarman's "The Garden" (1990) is a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond. Presented by the LGBT Film/Video Festival on World AIDS Day.

A Piece of My Heart

December 4 - December 8

Experience the stories of six courageous women deployed to Vietnam as they struggle to make sense of their lives as civilians and make peace with the nation that shunned them.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Corinne Teed

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Corinne Teed is an artist, activist and educator who utilizes printmaking, drawing, installation and time-based media, often incorporating participatory practices into their work on queer relationality, cross species empathy and the poetics of ecological thought.

Dance Composition I Showing

December 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

End of the term Dance Composition I Showing, where students share their accomplishments acquired in class during the semester.

Dance Composition II Showing

December 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Students share accomplishments acquired and moves mastered during this end-of-semester showcase. 

Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.

Hip-Hop Showing

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Peck School dance artists in this MKE-favorite end-of-semester hip-hop showcase. What's the point of learning new moves if you don't use them to dazzle/delight audiences?

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Portia Cobb

January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

African American history, identity, forced forgetting and reconstructed memory are conveyed through the art of filmmaker, educator and performance artist Portia Cobb. Look closely at some of her latest work, drawn from questions of survival and the radical black imagination and experiences of her Gullah-Geechee ancestors.

Winterdances 2020

January 30, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Premiere performances, live musical accompaniment and more to warm your soul and inspire your senses during our annual winter dance concert.

High School Dance Day

January 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a UWM Dance student. Matinee performance, meeting with the students and masterclasses are on the agenda for this exciting, immersive day in the studio.

Vocal Showcase Recital

January 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A free showcase recital featuring UWM voice students and faculty performing a diverse range of songs.

Dance Day Workshop

February 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with the students and faculty and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This free concert concludes the 2020 UWM Vocal Arts Festival, with featured performances by the university's concert chorale and Vocal Arts Festival Choir.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Nina Ghanbarzadeh

February 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Iranian-born artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh works at the intersection of text and image, using text to create movement, texture and the possibility of abstraction.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Amanda Boetzkes

February 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Amanda Boetzkes is associate professor of contemporary art history and theory at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She works at the intersection of visual/creative practices and the biological sciences (particularly ecology and neurology).

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kate Mondloch

February 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Scholar Kate Mondloch researches media art and theory, installation art, feminism, new media, science and technology studies and the digital humanities. She is especially interested in theories of spectatorship and subjectivity, and in research methods that bridge the sciences and the humanities.

Female Transport

February 26, 2020 - March 1, 2020

This stark, hard hitting drama details the journey of six women convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to hard labor in Britain’s penal colonies “down under.”

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kim Beckmann

February 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Provoked by place-telling, -mapping and -making, artist Kim Beckmann investigates the interconnectedness of physical, mental and ephemeral artifacts of place. Her prints can be likened to field guides, a collective narrative manifested by recording, transmitting and deciphering information about places.

Trojan Women

March 4, 2020 - March 8, 2020

An enduring and searing portrayal of war and its aftermath-as relevant today as it was when it was first staged in 415 BCE.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Erin Loree

March 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Erin Loree is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. She works intuitively with oil on panel to create vibrant and energetic paintings that continuously test and expand the ways in which a painting can come into being.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arijit Sen

March 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Architect/historian Arijit Sen shares lessons and artifacts curated through the influential, interdisciplinary Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School -- chronicling the people, culture, heritage and history of Milwaukee’s oldest, often overlooked, neighborhoods.

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UWM Spring Opera Production

March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A delightful celebration of emerging and expert musical talent that brings together Florentine Opera and Milwaukee Opera Theatre composers and Peck School of the Arts students to perform and produce a series of premiere "mini operas."

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Martha Glowacki

April 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the intersections between visual art and the natural sciences with sculptor and installation artist Martha Glowacki.

Metals + Sculpture + Digital Fabrication Student Exhibitions 2020

April 3, 2020 - April 18, 2020

A "best of" exhibition highlighting award winning jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and digital fabrication projects from rising student artists in the Peck School of the Arts.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Yazzie

April 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty" - creating beauty and harmony. See how this printmaker-painter-sculptor weaves it all together, using her art to serve as an agent of change.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dewey Tafoya

April 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Screen printing, community building and satire are just a few of the tools dynamic artist/educator Dewey Tafoya brings to youth groups in Watts, South Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and beyond.

Springdances

April 16, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Professors premiere new dance works at our annual spring concert. This year's event features a collaboration with San Francisco's famed Joe Goode Performance Group and MKE-area social justice organizations.

High School Dance Day

April 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with current students and professors and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

#3 (hashtag cubed)

April 22, 2020 - April 26, 2020

This devised piece explores our current global political realities by relocating de Vega’s play from embattled fifteenth century Spain to present day.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Michael Ware

April 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Ware has traveled extensively throughout the continental United States, and memories of those experiences and the American landscape serve as the basis for his abstract ceramic sculptures.

Bonnie & Clyde

April 29, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Bonnie and Clyde went from small-town nobodies to Depression-era folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmare.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tia Richardson

April 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

See how integrated community artist Tia Richardson facilitates visual arts programs, from book-making to mural-painting, for Milwaukee youth and adults using a team-building framework.

Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.

Dance Composition III Showing

May 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Juniors in our department of dance present a showing of their best work from this semester's class, Composition III.

Hip-Hop Showcase

May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Peck School dance artists in this MKE-favorite end-of-semester hip-hop showcase. What's the point of learning new moves if you don't use them to dazzle/delight audiences?

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Nirmal Raja

May 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Nirmal Raja is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee. Her practice is a process of sifting and communicating sensations and ideas with varied materials and processes to examine notions of memory, identity, place and belonging.

Dancemakers

July 24, 2020 - July 25, 2020

Dancemakers welcomes audiences into our studios to experience new works premiered by our master's of fine arts (MFA) students, alumni and community dancers.

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