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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.

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Dancemakers

July 19 - July 20

Every year we welcome a wonderfully eclectic and talented group of nationally and internationally recognized dancers and choreographers form around the world to Milwaukee to participate in our graduate Dance M.F.A. program.

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.

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.

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.

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!"

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.

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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.

Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

November 15 - November 17

Handmade treasure and one-of-a-kind objets 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

Crossing Over showcases works created by undergraduate students of the UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Art and Design who are receiving scholarship in this school year.

New Dancemakers

November 20 - November 23

Dance Undergraduate Capstone Concert

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.

A Piece of My Heart

December 4 - December 8

The true stories of six courageous women deployed to Vietnam and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a 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.

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.

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

Written by Steve Gooch (1972) Directed by Bill Watson This stark, hard hitting drama details the political education of six women convicted of petty crimes in nineteenth century London and then sentenced to hard labor in Britain’s penal colony (present…

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

A searing theatrical account of how warfare affects children, mothers, wives long after the battles have ended, regularly performed and relevant since 415 BC.

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.

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.

#Cubed

April 22, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Relocating de Vega’s play from embattled fifteenth century Spain to present day, #cubed is based on actual events.

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?

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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