A new exhibition featuring the work of the League of Milwaukee Artists is slated to open at the Grohmann Museum on Friday, May 21. artWORK features over 50 works by more than 30 local artists. The League of Milwaukee Artists has been provided the opportunity to create new works—all with a working or industrial theme—specifically for this display.   

League members readily accepted this challenge and created paintings, sculptures, photos and prints for inclusion. In organizing the exhibition, LMA President Judy Gahn Murphy noted, “The League of Milwaukee Artists are honored to be able to showcase our member’s talents at this incredible show at the Grohmann Museum. The theme of the show, artWORK, was embraced by our members to create an interesting and diverse exhibition. This is not one to miss.”  

Visitors are invited to meet the artists during a special opening event for the exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 21. Also, a Gallery Night Open House is planned for Friday, July 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view through Aug. 22. 

The Grohmann Museum is in downtown Milwaukee at 1000 N. Broadway. Admission is only $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; and free for children under 12.  

The Grohmann Museum (grohmannmuseum.org) is home to more than 1,500 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 2,700 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.