Circle Saturday on your calendar
Saturday: Museum of Wisconsin Art -- MOWA -- opens, Milwaukee Art Museum unveils 125th anniversary exhibit, WPCA hosts a fashion show for Kelvin Haydon.
Circle Saturday, April 6 on your calendar, and plan your day for two important museum events, plus some glam fashion.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
205 Veterans Ave., West Bend
Museum opens at 10 a.m.; ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.
After years of planning and construction, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, newly branded as MOWA, opens the doors of its sleek, modern new building. Art by numerous contemporary Wisconsin artists is on view, including a digital triptych by Tom Bamberger, works in various mediums by Reginald Baylor, plus innovative works in Antifragile: Contemporary Glass. The museum collection is shown in new light as well, offering a walk through Wisconsin art history. Watch for a preview article on the new Museum of Wisconsin Art appearing on TCD this Thursday.
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive
The origins of the Milwaukee Art Museum go back to the Layton Art Gallery, which opened in April 1888. Now more than a century later, the museum celebrates its past with a series of exhibitions throughout the building. Located in the midst of the nineteenth-century paintings, Gallery 10 will be rehung in a manner reminiscent of exhibitions styles prevalent at the museum’s founding. The history of the Layton Collection will take center stage in an exhibition co-organized with the Chipstone Foundation, and the history of the Milwaukee Art Museum will be showcased in the Baumgartner Galleria. Watch for a preview article on these exhibitions appearing in TCD this Friday.
2013 Spring Glam Odyssey Preview Collection
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th Street
Fashion show at 3:30 p.m.
Fashion designer Kelvin Haydon introduces his Spring Glam Odyssey collection at WPCA. Tickets for the fashion show are available online, and the art gallery will be open for free as usual. It’s also the last day to catch La Ceiba Gráfica and the Featured Member Exhibition with Jessica Z. Schafer.