Kat Murrell

TCD Art Date, Dec. 21-23

Milwaukee offers plenty of art for pre-holiday shopping and post-holiday field trips.

By - Dec 19th, 2012 04:00 am
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Image after Gerhard Richter, Kerze (Candle), 1982


Play Date with Art: Paint-a-thon 

  • Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive
  • 10am-Noon, for ages 5 and under accompanied by an adult
  • Free with Museum admission, no registration required. Event includes singing time at 10:30 and 11:15!

Dominion Gallery   

  • Waiting for the End of the World!!
  • 804 E. Wright Street
  • Gallery party and ongoing exhibition of painting and sculpture by Anthony Bussalacchi.


Image: Ernest Hüpeden, Valley, Wisc. From the North. Image courtesy John Michael Kohler Arts Center.


John Michael Kohler Arts Center 

  • Ernest Hüpeden: Beyond the Forest
  • 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan
  • Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and January 1.
  • JMKAC opens the new exhibition Ernest Hüpeden: Beyond the Forest, on view through March 24. This adds to their current slate of exhibitions featuring artist-environment builders, which includes  Emery Blagdon: The Healing Machine, Levi Fisher Ames: Animals Wild and Tame, and Dr. Charles Smith: The Ties that Bind.




Maybe family is coming into town and you want to check out holiday-related art, or have some art-making adventures of your own. Here are some ideas:

Splash Studio: A Painting Bar   

Anaba Tea Room celebrates 10 years of exhibition history. Photo courtesy facebook.com/anabatea.

  • 184 N. Broadway
  • Sign up for a painting session and learn to paint a specific composition or pick up a mini-canvas to casually paint on your own. Check the Splash calendar and website for more details.

Garden Room & Anaba Tea Room   

  • 2107 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood.
  • Exhibition continues through Dec. 30
  • The 10-Year Retrospective now on view showcases 57 artists who have exhibited at Anaba through the years.

Grand Avenue Christmas

  • Pabst Mansion, 2000 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Through January 13, 2013
  • The 19th century mansion, once home to a Milwaukee beer baron, is ornately decked out for the season.

The Nativity  

  • UWM Art History Gallery, Mitchell Hall, Room 154
  • 3203 North Downer Avenue
  • Through January 11, 2013.
  • Images of the Nativity are exhibited in prints from the 16th through the 18th centuries by artists such as Rembrandt, Albrecht Dürer, Annibale Carracci, and others.


Japanese artist Sachiko Kodama uses ferrofluid (oil with iron oxide) spinning, splashing tree forms. How does that work? For more info, check out the story on NPR.

Sachiko Kodama and Yasushi Miyajima, “Morpho Towers — Two Stand”



See each venues’ website for additional information and hours.


Art Bar 

  • “Mini: Tiny Art & Tiny Prices”
  • 722 E. Burleigh Street
  • Exhibition through Jan. 3, 2013

MARN Artibles Local Art Bazaar 

  • 5407 W. Vliet Street
  • Through December 24, 2012

Now U See Us 

  • 2456 N. Murray Ave.
  • Open through December

Plaid Tuba and Reginald Baylor Studio  

  • Available at the Milwaukee Art Museum
  • 700 N. Art Museum Drive

Sky High Gallery All Sorts Holiday Boutique   

  • 2501 S. Howell Avenue
  • Open December 1-31, 2012


One and Only: Gifts Made by Hand 

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