Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake

Since 1961, the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend has established itself as the state’s preeminent institution for collecting, documenting, and exhibiting the visual art of Wisconsin. Through a ground-breaking collaboration with Saint John’s On The Lake in 2011, and drawing from the MWA’s outstanding permanent collection, as well as directly from artists, the MWA offers historic and contemporary art exhibitions that not only stand on their own merits, but offer a tantalizing glimpse into the larger holdings and offerings in West Bend.

Location
1840 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Contact Us
414.272.2022
info@SaintJohnsMilw.org
wisconsinart.org

Museum Public Hours
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Admission Prices
Admission and parking is free.

Membership


Saint John’s On The Lake is a gallery in partnership with the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA). For an annual membership fee, you can visit MOWA as much as you want. MOWA is a place that you will want to visit often, with changing exhibitions, artist talks and tours, and a variety of free programs for all ages.

Featured Exhibit


Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape with Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lockman

July 18 – October 8, 2019

A complimentary reception and Artist’s Talk will mark the exhibit opening Thursday, July 18. The reception begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Museum Gallery, followed by the Artist’s Talk at 6:30 p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Surveying the Industrial Landscape, the dynamic duo reinterprets the work of nineteenth-century photographer Carleton Watkins whose western landscapes were both aesthetic documentation and advertisements for the bounty of America. Ciurej and Lochman use mass-produced, processed foods to recreate these landscapes, forcing the viewer to reexamine notions of consumption, progress, and changing landscapes—both natural and societal.

“A Montage of Art” by Fine Art Montage Artists

June 6 – August 18, 2019

MOWA at Saint John’s On The Lake is delighted to exhibit the works of twelve award-winning artists who are members of Fine Art Montage. In addition, a portion of the Barndt family’s dazzling collection of Kaleidoscopes will be on display.

Robin Jebavy: Dazzling

April 25 – August 9, 2019

Of all the adjectives that might describe Robin Jebavy’s large paintings, dazzling is the perfect fit. Jebavy takes mundane, everyday glass vessels and plates, and renders them in an ethereal kaleidoscope of form, light, and color. Her inspiration is equally complex. On a formal level, her works pay homage to historic seventeenth-century Dutch still life painting as well as stained glass windows in cathedrals. Informally, these spectacularly immersive and intriguing compositions invoke a sense of wonder where everyday objects transcend to become something greater than the sum of their parts.

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