Rest your eyes this week. You’ll need them.

    A summer bumper crop of intriguing shows and promising installations in an art corridor that runs from the East Side down to Bay View.


    An interview with Roy Staab

    Discussed: being broke in Paris early, how installation art is like a dance, working like a scientist, structuration and figuration, and the one question interviewers should never ask him.

  • Photo Gallery

    A Night at the Circus

    It may just be a boutique festival circus attached to a much larger parade, but on a cool summer night at Milwaukee's lakefront -- it's pure magic.

  • Gallery Rodeo!

    A handbook of current exhibitions

    Selections from current gallery shows around the city: Charles Allis, Green Gallery East, DeLind Gallery, Katie Gingrass and many more spaces on the East Side, in the Third Ward and downtown.

  • 5Q

    Five questions for Deb Brehmer

    We ask Deb Brehmer five questions. She responds with thoughts on local artists, the importance of nurturing an art-buying community, her fascination with portraiture as a work-a-day art form and the importance of context to art-viewing and appreciating.

  • Shuffling Priorities

    How MARN is Pushing Art to the Top of The List

    In times of financial duress, priorities are re-structured and during the shuffle, funding for the arts is sent to the bottom of the pile. MARN's Executive Director Melissa Musante wants to make sure that the arts get shuffled back to the top.


    Summer in Milwaukee means more than just tailgating and eating on patios. Enjoy your art outside with this review of the treasures to be found and personalities to be encountered at Lakefront Festival of the Arts, the East Side Green Market, Milwaukee Public Market and across the region: Sheboygan, Madison, Door County and more.

  • American Originals

    A Tale of Two Shows

    American Originals at the Milwaukee Art Museums takes a slice of artistic life at the turn of the twentieth century and puts together a double shot of shows with The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs and The Eight and American Modernisms. It's an interesting marriage of convenience as these exhibitions take up summer residence in the Baker/Rowland Gallery. They are arranged back-to-back, like friendly neighbors, but clearly delineated as separate entities, each with its own catalogue.

  • Adam Nilson’s Painted Beats

    Photo dispatches from Adam Nilson's one-of-a-kind show of music and large-scale murals at the Beloit Fine Art Incubator...

  • Closing this week

    Current Tendencies and There, There

    These exhibitions are a bit like cross-town cousins; common traits link them in the family, but they each have distinctly individual characters. Current Tendencies is calm, composed, strait-laced and solid. There There is the wily one, admittedly more playful and mischevious, the prankster of the two. Both are affiliated with major universities in the city and offer up contemporary work from an array of artists.


    Nilson Studios at Beloit’s Fine Arts Incubator

    Painted Beats reflects the apocalypse of inner city life through smoke and light, huge paintings that swallow the viewer in the dark shades of urban decay, and a soundtrack of beats mixed specifically for each piece. Stereos with several sets of Koss-donated headphones will be installed in front of each art work for take one step further into the landscape. Nilson says his viewer/listeners will be absorbed in "an Artist's Rapture."

  • See it, believe it

    Visual arts happenings, June 3 – 10

    Jason Rohlf at Tory Folliard, Charles Rohlf (no relation) and The Eight at Milwaukee Art Museum and the popular Annual Members Show at the Walker's Point Center for the Arts.