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!

Art & Design Summer Open Studios

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

Summer open studios are available to current intermediate/advanced Jewelry & Metalsmithing and Digital Fabrication & Design students and alumni who have had previous studio training and are seeking access to help make their own self-guided projects.

Fine Arts Quartet perform Robert Schumann and Antonin Dvorak

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

DatesLocationJuly 16, 2023 (3:00 p.m.)Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts The prestigious Fine Arts Quartet, Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, violins, Gil Sharon, viola, and Niklas Schmidt, cello will offer a FREE concert featuring works by Robert Schumann and Antonin Dvorak. Pre-concert …

UpStart – Dance MFA Concert

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

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.

Dance Summer Intensive for High School Students

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.

University Community Orchestra Concert

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

The University Community Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra comprised of students and community members, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoire.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dakota Mace

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As a Diné (Navajo) interdisciplinary artist and scholar, Mace focuses on translating the language of Diné history and beliefs. Through alternative photography techniques, weaving, beadwork, and papermaking, her work draws from her heritage to explore family lineage, community, and identity.

Sum Total 2023: Department of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

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

Celebrate the vibrant artistic community at Peck School of the Arts with this unmissable, biennial exhibition featuring the work of faculty and teaching staff from the Department of Art & Design.

Peck School of Arts Fall Student Welcome

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

Please join us in the Theatre lobby (near the PSOA Student Services office) on Friday, September 8th, from noon-1:30 for our annual Fall Welcome Event. New and returning students are invited for pizza, activities, and a chance to meet representatives from many Milwaukee area arts organizations.

Experimental Tuesdays: O’er The Land

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A meditation on the milieu of elevated threat addressing national identity, gun culture, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence. Of particular interest are the ways Americans have come to understand freedom and the increasingly technological reiterations of manifest destiny. Presented on 16mm from the UWM Cinema Arts Archive.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Alayna N. Pernell

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An award-winning visual artist, writer, and educator from Heflin, Alabama, Alayna N. Pernell (2023 Mary L. Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow) examines the harsh realities and complexities experienced by Black American women and creates space for productive dialogue by enacting an ethic of care, respect, and grace.

Woven Images 2023

Kenilworth Square East, 3rd Floor Gallery 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Exhibition of selected hand-woven pieces from Fibers courses in the Department of Art & Design.

Classical Guitar Chamber Music concert

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Classical Guitar Studio end of the semester Chamber Music Concert.

Experimental Tuesdays: Last Things

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Evolution and extinction from the point of view of rocks and various future others. The geo-biosphere is introduced as a place of evolutionary possibility, where humans disappear but life endures. Originating from two novellas of J.-H. Rosny, film takes up their pluralist vision of evolution, where imagining prehistory is inseparable from envisioning the future. Filmmaker Deborah Stratman in person! 

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Yazzie

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As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. She works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond.

Sing Out! Tenor-Bass Festival

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

Formerly the Real Men Sing Festival, the Sing Out! Tenor-Bass Festival is open to all current and emerging tenors and basses in grades 7–12. No advance preparation necessary. Students will be organized into a middle school and high school choir, and the morning concludes with performances from both ensembles. Interest and reading sessions are available for directors.

Experimental Tuesdays: Films By Ross Meckfessel

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often emphasize materiality and poetic structures while depicting the condition of modern life through an exploration of apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. Filmmaker in person!

Guest Recital – Mariana Salles

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
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Violinist Mariana Salles will give a lecture, performance and masterclass.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Anna Natter

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Natter is a Hungarian designer currently living in Germany. After studying fine art and animation, she worked for the largest commercial television company in Hungary before transitioning to freelance work. Natter currently works as head of design at Meetingbox and is active in the NFT community. 

Crossing Over

UWM Union Art Gallery 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Please join us for the Crossing Over exhibition showcasing work created by undergraduate Sophomore through Senior students of UWM Peck School of the Arts, Department of Art & Design who have received a departmental scholarship award in 2023. This exciting annual exhibition highlights the exceptional artwork produced by these promising emerging artist in a wide range of media and themes. 

Jazz Concert

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

Join us for a collection of Jazz performances in Jan Serr Studio at Kenilworth Square East.

Korea Day Celebration and Symphony Orchestra Concert

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

The Korean American Faculty & Staff Association at UWM and Korean American Association of Milwaukee host the 2023 KOREA Day (한국의 날) Celebration.

Dale Kavanagh Classical Guitar Concert

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Canadian award-winning classical guitarist and composer Dale Kavanagh returns to Milwaukee to give the first concert of the new "Women of the Guitar" series.

1st Annual Slovenian Film Festival

Mitchell Hall, Fine Arts Cinema Room B91 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Announcing the 1st Annual Festival of Slovenian Films at UW-Milwaukee co-hosted by the Slovenian Arts Program and the Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UW-Milwaukee.

Fall Choral Showcase

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

Join UWM's Bella Voce, Kameraden, Alta Voce, and Kameraden Plus choirs for their first concert of the 2023-2024 school year!

Chorale Fall Concert

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

Join UWM's flagship choral ensemble - the Concert Chorale - for an afternoon of choral music. They will be joined by several area high school choirs!

State Fair

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

A seldom-produced gem from Rodgers and Hammerstein, this sparkling musical stands out as their sole work initially crafted for film and subsequently adapted for the stage in 1992. The storyline traces the Frake family's journey from their family farm to the 1946 Iowa State Fair. Reminiscent of Thornton Wilder's masterpiece Our Town, the Tony Award-winning State Fair follows siblings Margy and Wayne coming of age on the midway, finding love, heartbreak and deeper life lessons that they will carry with them long after the fair closes.

The Green Room and Beyond: A Day in the life of a Theatre Student

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

Are you a high school student with a passion for theatre? Whether you're a seasoned performer, a behind-the-scenes enthusiast, or simply someone who loves the art of theatre (like all of us here!), we have an exciting event just for you. It's called "The Green Room and Beyond," and it's completely FREE.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Brian Wagner

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Primarily a lithographer and book artist, Wagner’s work often focuses on the queer existence and memory, as well as their interest in queer domesticity and what it’s like living in and occupying these spaces. Wagner is a trained Tamarind Collaborative Printer and Lithographer.

Prelude: Day in the Life of a Music Major

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

Prelude: Day in the Life of a Music Major is a FREE event for high school musicians featuring faculty performances, breakout sessions by primary instrument/voice, large ensemble rehearsals, an interactive music theory class, and more from the Peck School of the Arts Department of Music.

Transient Canvas

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The illustrious duo Transient Canvas will be presenting a concert of exciting new works by living composers. Please join us at the “Chapel” for a one-of-a-kind concert featuring bass clarinetist Amy Advocat and percussionist Matt Sharrock.

Tal Hurwitz Classical Guitar Concert

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Israeli award-winning classical guitarist Tal Hurwitz makes his Milwaukee debut at UW-Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Home Movie Day

Mitchell Hall, Fine Arts Cinema Room B91 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Archives Department, Film Studies Program, and the Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres presents Home Movie Day. Community members from Milwaukee and surrounding cities and counties are invited to participate. The public is invited to bring in their home movies in 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, VHS, Mini-DV, or digital formats to have their materials inspected and/or repaired by UWM volunteers and screened for an audience while the owner narrates. The event is open to people who want to simply watch other people’s home movies as well.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Regina Harsanyi

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As MoMI's Associate Curator of Media Arts, she empowers artists working with technology as a key aspect of their practice, whether it's through facilitating exhibition in alternative spaces or thinking through the preventive conservation needed to enable future engagement.

Raphaella Smits Classical Guitar Concert

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Known as the "grande dame of the guitar", internationally acclaimed Belgian guitarist Raphaella Smits returns to Milwaukee to give the second concert of the new "Women of the Guitar" series.

UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

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

A joint concert by the UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band.

Hyperlocal MKE #28 – Weathered Beauty

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

Join the Peck School of the Arts Department of Dance and Hyperlocal MKE for an afternoon of improvisation performance and interdisciplinary collaboration! We bring visual artists, dancers, and musicians together for spontaneous performance and collaborative experiments. This performance features collaborations by dance faculty, students, alumni, and Milwaukee arts community.

Popular Music Ensemble

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Popular Music Ensemble will perform music from the Pop/Rock/Folk genres. You will hear songs from the 1950's to the present day. Students work in small groups to create a unique take on each song, learning how to collaborate and bring something new to the audience.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rachel Hayes

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Weaving color and form into both built and natural environments, Hayes creates intricate fiber-art installations that cover sand dunes, cross rivers, and billow over mountains, as well as galleries. Exhibited globally, her work is inspired by abstraction, fashion design, and the natural landscape.

Brooks Voice Studio Halloween Recital

Sabrosa Cafe & Gallery 3216 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee

Please join us for an evening of Halloween themed vocal repertoire in a variety of styles performed by UWM students currently studying with Dr. Colleen Brooks. Don’t forget to come in costume if you want candy! Shows start at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.