UWM Gallery Night features five new exhibitions

UWM will host a gallery night for five new exhibitions on its Milwaukee campus on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 4:30-7 p.m. Here are the exhibitions and their running dates:

New Artwork from the Union Art Gallery Collection
Sept. 22, 2022 – May 23, 2022

Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

The Union Art Gallery’s collection consists mainly of student artwork collected since the UWM Student Union building was constructed in the 1950s. This new exhibit in the Fireside Lounge includes recent acquisitions to the collection, added during the tenure of Union Director Richard Thomas, who retired in August 2022. Thomas was a tremendous supporter of the arts in the UWM Union, adding many student works as Director’s Purchase Awards in the last decade.

On Making Fairyland
Sept. 15, 2022 – February 2, 2023

Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery
3203 N. Downer Ave.

With loans from UWM’s Special Collections, the Mathis Gallery presents “On Making Fairyland,” an exhibit of fairy tale and children’s fantasy illustrations from the Golden Age of Illustration (1880-1930), exploring the ways artists such as Arthur Rackham, Kay Nielsen and Henry J. Ford translated traditional folklore and contemporary fantasy narratives from word to design and the visual trends used to depict imagined realms and their inhabitants.

Lonely No More! Exhibition
Sept. 22, 2022 – May 21, 2023

Center for 21st Century Studies
Curtin Hall, Room 929
3243 N. Downer Ave.

In January 2022, C21 launched a public survey collecting over 200 stories about loneliness and connection. This exhibition showcases 15 professional and community artists from campus, Milwaukee, across the nation and around the world responding to the survey responses and the general themes of the Lonely No More! symposia. The exhibit features photographs, print, paintings and film with accompanying audio and digital interactions.

UWM Creates: Art and Artists’ Books by UWM Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni
Sept. 1 – Dec. 30

Special Collections
4th Floor Exhibitions Gallery
Golda Meir Library
2311 E. Hartford Ave.

A joint UWM Special Collections/UWM Union Gallery exhibition, UWM Creates is a retrospective of student/alumni- and faculty-created artwork spanning nearly 65 years from UWM Special Collections and the UWM Union Art Gallery Art Collection.

Winds of Change: How Cartographic Representations of Wind Evolved Over Time
Sept. 16 – Dec. 3

American Geographical Society Library
3rd Floor, Golda Meir Library
2311 E. Hartford Ave.

This exhibit draws from the collections of the American Geographical Society Library to illustrate how the representation of wind on cartographic objects evolved as scientific knowledge of wind expanded.

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