Look Here!

What is Look Here!?

The Look Here! initiative is a pilot project initiated by the UWM Libraries that asks artists to create projects that reimagine, transform, and engage with the objects in our collections, especially our Digital Collections, in ways that were unimagined before the digital turn. During this pilot year, we are working with fifteen artists from RedLine Community Art Studio and Peck School of the Arts to do just that. The project will culminate in the spring and summer of 2018 with two events:

  • Detail of installation by Jill Sebastian. Photograph by Kelly Anderson.

    An exhibit, installed and hosted at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, makes the work the artists created for the project available to the general public and provides an opportunity to showcase our own archival, special, and digital collections alongside the works they inspired. (June 28th -September 16, 2018)

  • Admission to Villa Terrace is FREE for all UWM faculty, staff, and students for the duration of the Look Here! exhibit.
  • A panel on Look Here! took place on April 4th, and engaged the audience in a discussion with four artists from the Look Here! project – Madeline Martin, Nirmal Raja, Marc Tasman, and Melissa Wagner-Lawler. The artists discussed their process and how they have used the collections – both digital physical – to create new work for the Look Here! project. (April 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m., UWM Libraries Digital Humanities Lab)

Check this site for updates about the Look Here! initiative, and news about related events, interviews with the artists, and samples from the collections.