History, a Harley, photography and more featured in new exhibition
The exhibition “Look Here” begins a 12-week run in Milwaukee with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at Villa Terrace.
MILWAUKEE _ World history and imaginative artistry collide in a summer collaboration involving the UWM Libraries, UWM’s Peck School of the Arts, RedLine Milwaukee and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. The exhibition “Look Here” begins a 12-week run in Milwaukee with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at Villa Terrace, 2220 N. Terrace Ave. It features the work of 14 Wisconsin artists and their reinterpretations of artifacts from the UWM Libraries that span centuries and continents, from 1920s-era Milwaukee to colonial India. The exhibition closes on Sunday, Sept. 16.
“Look Here” artists had nearly one year to search through maps, manifests, photographs and other items archived in the collections of the UWM Libraries. Each artist studied a single item or collection, then reinterpreted it, giving the items a wider platform and a new life many decades, or in some cases centuries, after the originals were created. Images of the originals will be featured alongside their modern reinterpretations.
Featured artists will be available for interviews at the opening, as will UWM Digital Collections director Ann Hanlon.
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