Milwaukee Jewish Federation
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Glass art depicts timeless portraits of humanity

Exclusive exhibit makes only Midwest stop in Milwaukee

By - Sep 2nd, 2016 02:48 pm
Beth Lipman (American, born 1971), Chalice and Tanalian Mountain II, Lake Clark, AK, 2014, C-print mounted to aluminum with gloss laminate, Lent by Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, New York.

Beth Lipman (American, born 1971), Chalice and Tanalian Mountain II, Lake Clark, AK, 2014, C-print mounted to aluminum with gloss laminate, Lent by Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, New York.

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin– An award-winning contemporary glass artist’s traveling exhibit makes its only stop in the Midwest at Jewish Museum Milwaukee from Sept. 14, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017.

“Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman” is an exclusive mid-career retrospective that showcases the work of nationally renowned, Sheboygan Falls-based artist, Beth Lipman. Inspired by 17th Century Baroque still life, she uses the delicate medium of glass to comment on society, art and life. Lipman’s spontaneous and expressive process results in capturing transitory moments caught between growth and decay and stand as timeless portraits of humanity.

Lipman is “one of the most compelling conceptual artists working in glass in America today,” writes Mary Louise Schumacher, art and architecture critic for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in a 2013 review.

A preview reception with the artist will take place from 7-9 pm on Sept. 13 ($12 members; $20 nonmembers).

Planned programs for the exhibit include “Local Lives, National Voices,” a multi-part series highlighting and celebrating individuals with local roots who are making an impact within a range of national artistic arenas. Other events include a conversation with Lipman and curators from the Milwaukee Art Museum and Chipstone Foundation, and a “Makers Tour Daytrip,” which includes a stop at Lipman’s private studio. Visit JewishMuseumMilwaukee.org/Events for a full listing of programs.

This exhibition, sponsored by the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Suzy Ettinger, is organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee, a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (til 7 p.m. third Thursday of the month); Friday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m. Admission: adults, $7; seniors, $6; youth (7-13) and college students, $4; children under 6 and active military personnel, free. Free parking.

About the Jewish Museum Milwaukee
The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings with it, so that we may enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Jewish life and culture.

About the Milwaukee Jewish Federation
For more than 100 years, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation has been dedicated to building a strong Jewish community. We distributed $20 million last year to Jewish and non-Jewish organizations locally and around the world, and manage philanthropy through our $165 million Jewish Community Foundation.

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