Grohmann Museum’s “Artists at Work” features local artists

Published on: May 15, 2017

Milwaukee at Work by Shelby Keefe

Milwaukee at Work by Shelby Keefe

May 15, 2017 – Local artists are the focus of the Grohmann Museum’s newest special exhibition, Artists at Work. In collaboration with the Cedarburg Artists Guild/Art on the Move, 42 works by 14 artists will be on display May 19 through Aug. 20. The guild, along with a cadre of Milwaukee artists, was provided the opportunity to create new works – all with a working or industrial theme – specifically for this display. Guild members readily accepted this challenge and created paintings, photos and prints for inclusion.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with such a wonderful museum and look forward to sharing our versions of human industry,” said Susan Steinhafel, guild director. “Artists at Work, is a diverse and fascinating representation of the Cedarburg Artists Guild/Art on the Move.”

Artists represented in the exhibition include: Bill Aubrey, Jeff Darrow, Patrick Doughman, Shelby Keefe, Hal Koenig, Cheri Morfe, Jack Pachuta, Jewell Riano-Bradley, Lynn Rix, Pam Ruschman, Michael Santini, Jerry Steingraeber, Susan Steinhafel and Paul Yank.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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