Exhibitions & Events
Jan. 21 - April 24, 2022
Robert O. Lahmann: Working in Wisconsin
This exhibition traces the pattern of Robert O. Lahmann’s industrial work in both painting and drawing. A prolific Wisconsin artist throughout his lifetime, Lahmann graduated from Milwaukee’s Layton School of Art in 1949, but had already established a career as a painter, sculptor, stained glass artist, and art teacher by 1945. His impressionist oils and pastels of rural and urban scenes elicit a sense of nostalgia and provide the viewer glimpses of a bygone era. From farm fields to dock scenes, grain elevators to steel mills, this exhibition includes dozens of Lahmann’s vibrant and thoughtful scenes of Working in Wisconsin.
April 22 - Aug. 21, 2022
Familias Unidas: Tribute to the Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin, 1960s-70s
Gallery Night Opening Event - April 22, 5-9 p.m. Featuring a performance by Latino Arts Mariachi Juvenil (5:30 p.m.) and a Presentation by Jesus Salas (6 p.m.)
In the 1960s and 1970s, Chicano/a and Latinx migrant farm workers and other community members organized to improve working conditions, housing and social services, challenge discrimination in hiring practices, and advance bilingual programs and a greater access education. Known as the Farm Workers Movement, it continues to be consequential to the Hispanic community and the nation at large today. The Grohmann Museum and Latino Arts Inc. are pleased to present this joint exhibit. Family, activism and education will serve as a focal lens to reflect on the drive behind the actions taken by underserved people and allies to assert the value of their work, their right to better quality of life, and greater access to education.
Sept. 9, 2022 - Feb. 26, 2023
A Time of Toil and Triumph: Selections from the Shogren-Meyer Collection of American Art