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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.
Premiere performances, live musical accompaniment and more to warm your soul and inspire your senses during our annual winter dance concert.
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video (roughly) Monthly screening series presents...
Warhol + Tavel / Tavel + Warhol
The Life of Juanita Castro (1965)
Screen Test #2 ( 1965)
Talented high school vocalists who enjoy both solo and choral singing are invited to apply for the 2020 UWM Vocal Arts Festival.
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.
A free showcase recital featuring UWM voice students and faculty performing a diverse range of songs.
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.
This free concert concludes the 2020 UWM Vocal Arts Festival, with featured performances by the university's concert chorale and Vocal Arts Festival Choir.
Iranian-born artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh works at the intersection of text and image, using text to create movement, texture and the possibility of abstraction.
Come see the UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble kick off the spring semester with some hot jazz charts!
Praised by the distinguished Classical Guitar Magazine as “having the star potential to serve as inspiration for new generations of guitarists to come,” Beijing Guitar Duo made their New York debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010 and launched their international concert career.
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).
UWM Alumni clarinetist Orlando Pimentel and violist Matthew Michelic joins UWM's Piano Faculty Elena Abend
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.
The annual UWM Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition winners will be performing, in addition to orchestral works by Ravel and Weber.
Students working together as a collaborative that is exploring how to create a "Miscast" presentation that uses tropes from the canon in alternative and transformative ways.
The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) are joined by the UWAY Middle School "All-Star Band" and UWM Director of Percussion Studies Alex Wier on their third performance of the season.
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng's feature-length film Manta Ray is set near a coastal village of Thailand. A local fisherman finds an injured man unconscious in the forest by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned. He rescues the stranger, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend's life.
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.”
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.
UWM alumnus Craig Kirchhoff, Professor Emeritus at the Unversity of Minnesota will lead the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band in an exciting program of music for wind band.
An enduring and searing portrayal of war and its aftermath-as relevant today as it was when it was first staged in 415 BCE.
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.
They are counted among the top-class international guitar duos, receiving enthusiastic reviews from all over the world. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have made up the Amadeus Guitar Duo since 1991. The secret of their success, regularly documented by more than 70 concerts per year, is the complete devotion of the two artists to their instrument.
MKE Unplugged welcomes Alexandr Misko, drawing influences from the musicians who pioneered and expanded this guitar style, Misko manages to break through to new heights while never losing sight of the underlying music. All MKE Unplugged shows are family-friendly, free and open to the public.
Join the UWM Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus for a wonderful evening of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods!
The From The Archives series invites MFA Candidates from the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres to collaborate with the Department's Archive to curate an evening for Experimental Tuesdays.
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.
UWM Opera Theatre will present a spring production of seven world premiere “mini-operas” in our beautiful Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square).
UWM faculty Nicki Roman and Alex Wier will present new works for saxophone and percussion. Including newly commissioned pieces from composition faculty William Heinrichs and Phillip Sink. The program will also include additional chamber music offerings involving more members of the Music Department faculty.
Guest Pianist Nathan Carterette returns to UWM in a recital presenting Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book I.
Explore the intersections between visual art and the natural sciences with sculptor and installation artist Martha Glowacki.
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.
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and, to celebrate it, UWM Symphony will perform Beethoven's "Eroica".
Join Peck School of the Arts piano faculty and guest speakers for a festive day celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and performing his piano compositions!
Benjamin Verdery is described as “iconoclastic” and “inventive” by the New York Times. He has also been written up as “one of the classical guitar world’s most foremost personalities” by Classical Guitar Magazine.
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.
Graduate & undergraduate guitar students of Rene Izquierdo will provide an evening of varied solo repertoire.
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.
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.
Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.
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.
Guest Baritone John Daugherty and UWM's Piano faculty member Elena Abend will perform a recital including Schumann's song cycle "Liederkreis" Op. 39.
Peck School faculty and graduate studio doors open, inviting the community in to watch live art in the making. Experience four hours of art exhibitions & film screenings; live performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.
Please join us for an afternoon of flute activities! Guest artist Mary Stolper will be presenting a class on practice techniques, performing a recital and giving a masterclass.
This devised piece explores our current global political realities by relocating de Vega’s play from embattled fifteenth century Spain to present day.
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.
MKE Unplugged Irina Kulikova recipient of over 30 awards for her artistry, including 1st prizes at the highly prestigious competitions of Michele Pittaluga in Italy, Guitarra Alhambra in Spain, Forum Gitarre Wien in Austria and Iserlohn in Germany. All MKE Unplugged shows are family-friendly, free and open to the public.
Art and Design MFA Exhibition with an opening reception and panel discussion with the artists.
Join the University Community Band as they present their spring concert.
Bonnie and Clyde went from small-town nobodies to Depression-era folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmare.
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.
Seniors of the the Design & Visual Communication program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts will be showcasing their capstone work from their Spring 2020 semester.
UWM Symphony Orchestra's season finale concert featuring Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.
Join the UWM Gospel Choir for their final performance of the 2019-2020 school year!
The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) celebrate the end of another successful season in their final performance of the year.
Come see the UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble ease into summer with some cool jazz charts!
Please join us for an afternoon of flute ensemble music performed by our current undergraduate/graduate flute students of the UWM Flute studio!
Final Improv/Comedy Improv performances that come out of THR 111 Theatre Games and THR 311 Advanced Improvisation.
Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus in their final concert of the 2019-2020 school year as they present a collage of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods.
Graduate & undergraduate guitar students of Rene Izquierdo will provide an evening of varied chamber repertoire.
See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.
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?
Experimental Improvisation, directed by Amanda Schoofs, presents an evening of freely improvised sound.
Dancemakers welcomes audiences into our studios to experience new works premiered by our master's of fine arts (MFA) students, alumni and community dancers.
High school summer intensive is a one-week, immersive workshop where students will participate in daily classes specially designed for their technical levels.