Special Events



Blue BridgeCrossing Over Artist Talks

Thursday, December 5 I 5:00-6:00pm

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. 



Fall Welcome Trip to the Harley Davidson Museum

Wednesday, August 28 I 12:30-2:30PM

Join us for a FREE trip to the Harley Davidson Museum, a Milwaukee icon! During the trip, you can explore the museum. Free for UWM students with ID. Meet in the Union Concourse at 12PM for registration on 8/28. Buses leave at 12:30PM and return at 2:30PM.

Sponsored by Student Involvement.


Screening of “Willie G. Davidson: Artist, Designer, Leader, Legend”

Thursday, September 12 I 6PM I Union Art Gallery

Join the Union Art Gallery as we celebrate the Milwaukee icon, Willie G. Davidson, and the many depths that make the man the legend.

(Rated G – 2015 – 60 min – Biography/Documentary)

Sponsored by the Union Art Gallery and the Harley Davidson Museum


Poster Sale

Monday -Friday, September 9-13 I 9AM-5PM I 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 memorabilia, movie posters, fine art prints, and other cool merchandise that will make your roommates envious.


Wisconsin Avenue Sculpture Walk

Friday, October 4 I 1-4PM I Meet in the Union Concourse starting 12:30PM; buses leave at 1PM

Public art is a fascinating topic with many different facets – motivations, intended audience, budget, location and many others. Join the Union Art Gallery for a FREE trip downtown to walk along Wisconsin Avenue and tour Sculpture MKE, a temporary installation of large-scale, public sculptures. The tour will include discussion lead by a docent from the Milwaukee Art Museum.


Artist Talk with Leah Schretenthaler

Thursday, October 10 I 6PM I Union Art Gallery

UWM MFA candidate Leah Schretenthaler will talk about her dual practices as an exhibiting photographer and sculptor and detail the process of designing and installing her new large-scale sculpture The Current Will Guide You. Commissioned by the UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Leah’s sculpture is a new and public addition to the Union Art Gallery Student Art Collection.

Artist Page: https://www.leahschretenthaler.com/


Artist Talk with Darcy Padilla 

Saturday, October 26 | 7PM | Union Ballroom

Darcy Padilla is a documentary photographer focusing on long-term research about struggle and the trans-generational effects. She is a member of Agence VU’ in Paris and the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Padilla’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship, Alexia Foundation Grant, Getty Images Grant, International Photo-reporter Grant, Canon Female Photojournalist Award, three World Press Photo Awards as well as the first for Long-term Projects, and a W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography.

Artist Page: http://www.darcypadilla.com/

Darcy Padilla