Exhibitions

Current Exhibition

May 19 – Aug. 20, 2017
Artists at Work: The Cedarburg Artists Guild

Grohmann_Artists_at_WorkIn collaboration with the Cedarburg Artists Guild/Art on the Move, this exhibition features 42 works by 14 local artists. The Cedarburg Artists Guild was provided the opportunity to create new works—all with a working or industrial theme—specifically for this display. Guild members readily accepted the challenge and have been busy creating paintings, photos and prints for inclusion.

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

Gallery Night and Day
Friday, July 21, 5 to 9 p.m. – Free admission
Saturday, July 22, Noon to 6 p.m. – Free admission

Upcoming Exhibition

Sept. 8 – Dec. 29, 2017
Masterworks from the Grohmann Museum – Celebrating 10 Years

Join us as we celebrate the Grohmann Museum’s 10th Anniversary with a special display of masterworks from the Grohmann Museum—works featured in the catalogue of the same name. More than 30 paintings have been selected as highlights from the permanent collection. This exhibition will feature a unique self-guided tour, following ‘collection spotlights’—special commentary on special pieces—hand-picked from the museum’s vast collection of the art of industry, engineering and human achievement. The celebration continues throughout the fall season with a series of Grand Tours with museum staff along with a variety of special events.

Gallery Night and Day
Friday, Oct. 20, 5 to 9 p.m. – Free admission
Saturday, Oct. 21, Noon to 6 p.m. – Free admission

Past Exhibitions

2016

On the Job: Photography by Jim Seder
Milwaukee’s Industrial Landscapes: Paintings by Michael Newhall
Art of the North Shore Line

2015

Third Annual Technical Communication Design Exhibition
Forge Work: New Photography by Michael Schultz
Carl Spitzweg in Milwaukee
Metal for Mettle: Historic Commemorative Medals Honoring Labor and Achievement
H.D. Tylle: Studies
The Art of the Milwaukee Road from the Milwaukee Road Collection of the Milwaukee Public Library

2014

Second Annual Technical Communication Design Exhibition
Erich Mercker: Painter of Industry
Art Shay: Working
Trains that Passed in the Night: Railroad Photographs of O. Winston Link

2013

Inaugural Technical Communication Design Exhibition
A Working Ranch by Jim Brozek
Born of Fire: Scenes of Industry from the Westmoreland Museum
of American Art
Bridges: The Spans of North America – Photographs by David Plowden

2012

MSOE at Work: Selections from the Campus Archives
Carl Spitzweg: The Poor Poet and Other Characters
Great Lakers: Selections from the Great Lakes Marine Collection of the Milwaukee Public Library
H.D. Tylle: Touring Germany and Working in Wisconsin

2011

Working Legacies: The Death and (After) Life of Post-Industrial Milwaukee
Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden
Milwaukee Mills: A Visual History
Lake Boats: The Photography of Jim Brozek and Christopher Winters

2010

Wonders of Work and Labor: The Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art, Penn State University
Working Wisconsin: Selections from the Museum of Wisconsin Art
Foundry Work: A View of the Industry, The Photographs of Michael Schultz

2009

Midwest Murals: Joe Jones and J.B. Turnbull from the Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University
The Bookworm by Carl Spitzweg (1808-1885)
Wisconsin at Work: Thorsten Lindberg Paintings and Drawings from the MCHS Collection

2008

American Steel: Works from the Collection of Tom and Lorie Annarella
A Focus on Figures
Stone

2007

Physicians, Quacks and Alchemists

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Artists at Work

In collaboration with the Cedarburg Artists Guild/Art on the Move, this exhibition features 42 works by 14 local artists. The artists were provided the opportunity to create new works—all with a working or industrial theme—specifically for this display.

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