Exhibitions & Events
Selections from the Permanent Collection (ongoing)
May 21–Aug. 22, 2021
artWORK by the League of Milwaukee Artists
Grand Opening Event:
Meet the Artists, May 21, 6-8 p.m.
In collaboration with The League of Milwaukee Artists, this exhibition 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 have been busy creating paintings, sculptures, photos and prints for inclusion.
In organizing the exhibition, LMA President Judy Gahn Murphy notes: “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.”
Image: Janet Roberts, Northwestern Line
Sept. 10–Dec. 19, 2021
The Railroad and the Art of Place: Photographs by David Kahler
The exhibition The Railroad and the Art of Place: Photographs by David Kahler traces industrial rail lines across America’s Appalachian coal country. Once thriving economic centers, Kahler’s view of small-town West Virginia and Kentucky illustrates the ebb and flow of communities dependent on railroad traffic amidst the decline of the once powerful coal industry. Desolate, yet beautiful, Kahler’s photographs expertly capture the raw emotions attached to the railroad industry. Along with the loss of major coal productions in the region and the resulting economic vacuum it created as it disappeared, the railroad continues to serve as a financial lifeline and a reminder of a richer past.