Art & Design Summer Workshops

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Investigate a variety of topics, techniques and strategies while learning new ways to solve problems in the studio and developing new ideas while exploring your creative potential!

Dance Summer Intensive for High School Students & Young Artists

Mitchell Hall, Studio 254 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Our three-day summer intensive is designed for young dance artists seeking to deepen their dance practice, discover new techniques and build bridges that lead to pursuing dance professionally and in higher education. Dancers cultivate creativity and technique in a variety of dance forms taught by nationally renowned dance educators from UW-Milwaukee and beyond.

UpStart 2024 – MFA in Dance

Mitchell Hall, Studio 254 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join MFA Dance students for an evening of original, experimental choreography developed in collaboration with UWM students, alumni, and the Milwaukee community. Their dance works explore diverse choreographic questions to investigate boundaries, materiality, freedom, resilience, screendance, and memory. UpStart is a unique opportunity to experience choreography from dance artists from across the nation.

Continuum 24: Where Everything Begins

Kenilworth Square East Gallery 2155 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Continuum 24: Where Everything Begins combines selected pieces from distinct bodies of work by Raoul Deal created both individually and in collaboration with other artists and communities in the United States and Mexico over a period of 35 years.

Prelude: Day in the Life of a Music Major

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Remember what it was like when you first picked up your instrument or sang in front of an audience? That moment was the beginning of your life as a musician. And now that your skills are strengthening in high school, it’s time to think about college as your next step to lifelong success in the music industry. See for yourself what it is like to be a music major at UW-Milwaukee.

Pericles

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

An epic tale of shipwreck and devastating loss, love and redemption across the Ancient Mediterranean. One of William Shakespeare's later plays, Pericles is ultimately a story of the triumph of the human spirit, exploring themes that dominate headlines today: the Middle East, refugees, perilous sea crossings and sex trafficking. It offers spectacular grace and one of the most beautiful reunions this master of the theatrical stage ever wrote.

New Dancemakers

Mitchell Hall, Studio 254 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Dance presents an evening of deeply engaging dances that will surprise, uplift, and inspire the audience. These dances, choreographed by the department’s graduating seniors, incorporate a range of dance styles, from Modern/Contemporary to Ballet, Hip Hop, and Jazz.

Art & Design BA/BFA Fall Exhibition

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Join the Department of Art & Design in celebrating the incredibly talented BA and BFA graduating class.

Contemporary Craft Exhibition & Sale

Kenilworth Square East, 5th Floor Gallery 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The 2024 Contemporary Craft Exhibition & Sale will feature handmade student work from across many disciplines within the Peck School of the Arts, including Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Digital Fabrication, Sculpture, Design & Visual Communication, Fibers and Printmaking.

Winterdances

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Winterdances features an evening of world-premiere dance works by guest artist LA-based choreographer Jackie Lopez and UW-Milwaukee dance faculty Daniel Burkholder, Tiffany Kadani, and Dan Schuchart with original music by Milwaukee-based composers.

World Percussion Night

Kenilworth Square East, Jan Serr Studio 2155 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The UWM Percussion Area hosts World Percussion Night in the beautiful Jan Serr Studio, featuring special guest Ko-Thi Dance Company alongside the UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band and other student ensembles. Audiences will love the upbeat, exciting energy of African drumming and Brazilian Samba in addition to traditional and arranged music for ensembles consisting of Guatemalan marimba doble and Trinidadian steel pans performed by UWM students and faculty and vibrant community ensembles.

Dames at Sea

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The show that launched Bernadette Peters as a Broadway star, this delightful, funny, tongue-in-cheek love letter to Hollywood musicals of the 1930s tells the story of sweet Ruby's journey from her small hometown to New York City to become a Broadway star. There, she meets Dick, a sailor with ambitions as a songwriter. In grand Hollywood fashion, they tap dance their way from the chorus to stardom on the deck of a passing battleship. Dames at Sea is a non-stop ride of romance, laughs, dance and musical delights.

The Ballad of Maria Martin

Kenilworth Square East, Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

“It’s been a year since I died and still nobody has found me.” Thus begins Maria Marten’s tale of her own murder in 1827 in the village of Polstead, Suffolk, England. “I could tell you that story,” she says, “but I don’t want to yet.” The notorious “Red Barn Murder” sent shockwaves throughout England, retold over the years by playwrights, filmmakers, and balladeers. While the story has all the hallmarks of a classic crime drama—a missing body, a country location, a disreputable squire, a village stuck in its age-old traditions—it is not just a murder story. Told from the victim's perspective, Maria Marten reveals “who I really was. Before.” in an unexpectedly joyous story of female friendship and resilience.

Makers! 25 + Sculpture 25 + Focus!25 Student Exhibitions

Kenilworth Square East Gallery 2155 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

These “Best of” Exhibitions feature student work from all levels of Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Sculpture, Photography, and Digital Fabrication & Design courses taught during 2024-25 academic year at UWM.

Springdances 2025

Kenilworth Square East, Jan Serr Studio 2155 N. Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Springdances 2025 presents an evening of premieres from guest artist choreographer and original faculty works.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: he excels at mathematics but struggles to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. One night, at seven minutes after midnight, Christopher discovers his neighbor's dog, Wellington, has been speared with a garden fork. Suspected of the crime, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Based on the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon and winner of Tony and Olivier Awards for best play in New York and London.