Special Events


Fall Welcome Trip to the
Milwaukee Art Museum!

September 3

Join us on a FREE trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum, one of the largest museums in the United States and a Milwaukee icon! During the trip you can explore the museum and catch the end of an amazing featured exhibition: Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching. Free for UWM students w/ ID. Meet in the Union Concourse at 12:30pm on September 3rd. Buses leave at 1pm and return at 4pm. Sponsored by the Union Art Gallery.

Beyond the Wall: Poster Sale

September 10-14,

Open daily from 9 am – 5 pm in the Union Concourse

Shop the Union Art Gallery’s bi-annual poster sale and get great prices on wall art! Flip through tons of collections of music, movies posters, fine art prints and other cool merchandise that will make your roommates envious.

Mixed Media Collage Workshop
Taught By Exhibiting Artists

Wednesdays, September
26-October 10 | 5:30-7:30pm

In conjunction with Cut and Paste: The Art of Collage the three exhibiting artists will each lead a workshop every Wednesday for the duration of the exhibition. Join Della Wells for Week 1, John Kowalczyk for Week 2 and Sara Willadsen for Week 3 for an exciting evening of collage making. Create your own collages by combining materials such as photographs, fabric scraps, decorative papers and found objects. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.

One Session Price: Students-$20 Faculty/Alumni-$30 Community Member-$45

Three Sessions Price: Students-$50 Faculty/Alumni-$70 Community Member-$100

Deadline to sign up: Monday, September 24 by 5pm

To sign up for the workshop call the Craft Centre at (414) 229- 5535 or stop into the Craft Centre. For more information check out their website craftcentre.uwm.edu


Wisconsin Avenue Sculpture Walk

Friday, October 5.

Buses leave UWM Student Union at 1pm.

Public Art is a fascinating topic with many different facets- from the motivations behind it, to who the work is intended for, the power of location, and much more. Join the gallery for a FREE trip downtown to walk along Wisconsin Avenue and tour Sculpture Milwaukee, a temporary installation, and discuss some of these ideas with a docent from the Milwaukee Art Museum.


Crossing Over Artist Talks

November 8 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Student artists from the Crossing Over Exhibition will be presenting their artist talks! This is a fast pace, exciting evening celebrating UWM student artists that participated in our Crossing Over Exhibition. Refreshments will be served.

Crossing Over student artists interested in presenting at this event please contact the Union Art Gallery at agallery@uwm.edu.(Limited spots open)


Crafting with Trans-lucent

November 28th 12-4pm in the Union Concourse

Create a pin or a button with the Union Studio Arts and Craft Centre in partnership with the LGBT Resource Center. Learn more about the Trans-lucent exhibition at the Union Art Gallery and how to be a better ally!