Past Exhibitions

Information on past exhibitions at the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.


2014

"A Culture of Evil"
- featuring Sarah Nitschke and Robin Assner

Jan. 17 -March 9
A collaborative team delves into the meaning of evil: how it manifests itself in certain people and what happens when their actions reverberate into culture.

Triangulation: Locating Creative Perspectives at Three Milwaukee High Schools

March 20 -April 20
An exhibition of some of Milwaukee's most talented student artists from three local high schools.

Senior Showcase

May 1 -July 27
A celebration of the accomplishments of the Class of 2014. The show will feature a variety of media, working processes, and artistic visions.

2013

Open Studio Exhibition

Nov. 23, 2013 -Jan. 5, 2014
The exhibition featured students' works-in-progress and highlighted their methods, progress, and creative discoveries over the fall semester.

M.A. Visual Studies Thesis Exhibition

Aug. 24 -Sept. 29, 2013
Featuring the work of M.A. Visual Studies students

Stritch BFA Exhibition

May 10 -19, 2013
Featuring 2-D and 3-D works by graduating BFA students

Reuse: Transforming the Landscape

April 5 -28, 2013
Featuring photographs by Gina Dabrowski
Photo Gallery

In 2010, Gina Dabrowski received the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers to continue her examination of the big business of trash and the evolution of landfills from the "open dump pits" of the 1970s. Dabrowski's portfolio of large-format (Type C) prints is an exceptional example of current landscape photography in an environmentally-sensitive time.

League of Milwaukee Artists

Feb. 22 - March 24, 2013
Photo Gallery

This exhibition featured work by members of the League of Milwaukee Artists. 

Weightless Words

Jan.18 - Feb. 17, 2013

This exhibition featured works by Ted Brusubardis, Annushka Peck, and Calvin Whitehurst. The artists worked collaboratively to transform the Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery into a space of art and audio installations. Their work explored how words define reality and our understanding of history. Gallery visitors face the impact of commonly spoken words.


2012

Baylor Family Exhibition

Nov. 16 - Dec. 16, 2012
Photo Gallery

Milwaukee's dynamic Baylor family exhibits 2-D and 3-D works that interweave an explosion of colorful images and organic shapes. They tell a story of life, love, and the strength of family ties.

Beyond Vision Tactile Exhibition

Oct. 19-Nov. 11, 2012
Photo Gallery

Explore a fascinating array of three-dimensional work meant to be touched! People of all ages and physical abilities are invited to explore an exhibit of sculptural art produced by accomplished local artists including Narendra Patel, Richard Taylor, Jim Matson, Kendall Polster, Beth Sahagian and Rochelle Frisch Whiteman. Stritch students’ Open Box Project tactile installations are part of the gallery exhibit. The Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture Garden’s monumental sculptures are available for tactile exploration. Both the gallery and sculpture garden are fully accessible.

M.A. Visual Studies II Exhibition

Sep. 22-Oct. 7, 2012
Photo Gallery

M.A. Visual Studies I Exhibition

Aug. 25-Sept. 9, 2012
Photo Gallery

MARN Mentors Exhibition

July 20-Aug. 12, 2012

The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) has created MARN Mentors for visual artists, literary artists, filmmakers, composers, and arts administrators to strengthen the network of artist support. MARN serves as a liaison between established working artists and administrators and those who are pursuing a career in the arts.

Several established arts professionals have served as mentors, and the mentors and their protégés have worked together throughout the year with a final presentation of their work at Stritch.

Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition 

June 8-24, 2012

This gallery exhibit highlighted smaller-scale works by seven local sculptors (Steven Fischer, Nathan Hatch, Ruth Aizuss Migdal, Bruce Niemi, Mark Overs, Richard Taylor, Bilhenry Walker) whose monumental sculptures are on display in the Stritch Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Garden. The sculptors’ visions are explored, from a rare peek at conceptual models to exciting new sculptural pieces.

B.F.A. Exhibition II

May 11-20, 2012

Stritch Visual Art students exhibited photography, graphic design, and ceramics as part of their senior thesis.

B.F.A. Exhibition I

April 20-29, 2012

Stritch Visual Art students exhibited photography, graphic design, and ceramics as part of their senior thesis.

Alumni Exhibition

March 16-April 5, 2012 

The Alumni Exhibition featured two and three-dimensional works by Tom Stella, Mary Smith, and Jim Smessaert, who all studied under Sister Thomasita Fessler, renowned founder of Stritch's Art Department.


2011

Alumni Exhibition

Feb. 25-April 1, 2011

Artwork by Michael Stanford Foster, M.A., '05, and Frank Korb, M.A., '02 was displayed. The opening reception included wine, food, and live music by the Jeannine Rivers Group.

Emerging Artists Exhibition

Jan. 21-Feb. 18, 2011

This exhibition featured the works of Deidre Prosen and Steven Burnham. The opening reception was Jan. 21 from 5-8 p.m. and featured refreshments and live music by the K Sharp Quintet.


2010

"90 Day Lawn Ornament"

Sep. 10–Dec. 10, 2010

This site specific, temporary, outdoor assemblage by Gary John Gresl was located near the southwest corner the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts building.

"Intersection"

Oct. 1 - Dec. 10, 2010

New figurative sculpture and wall reliefs by Jim Matson were displayed. The opening reception was on Gallery Night and featured live music and refreshments.

Matson said, "The work is literal in the sense that it digs into the nature of our inner struggles. Working in three dimensions opens up the language to focus intently on texture, negative space, color, and form. The pieces are in part dialogues between personal life events and our connection to the ancient questions of life. My goal is to raise the question about what a peculiar thing it is to be human."


2009

B.A./B.F.A. Exhibition

April 17-26, 2009

The opening reception took place in conjunction with Gallery Night.  B.A./B.F.A. candidates exhibited works in the areas of photography, painting, digital media, and communication design. A Stritch student string ensemble led by instructor Scott Wenzel performed opening night from 6-7:30 p.m.

Stritch Alumni Exhibition

Feb. 20-April 5, 2009

An exploration of the diverse painting styles of three accomplished Stritch alumni, Aleksander Balos, Shelby Keefe, and Michelle Richeson.

Joseph Friebert Centennial Exhibition: Landscapes 

Jan. 16 – Feb. 15, 2009

Celebrating the centennial of Joseph Friebert's birth in 1908, the exhibit highlighted Friebert's extraordinary landscapes. Inspired by Old Masters' techniques, Friebert's works have many layers of glaze, forming a dark but luminous palette. The artist and educator spent most of his life in Milwaukee.


2008

B.A./B.F.A. Exhibition

Dec. 12-21, 2008

Wisconsin Visual Artists Juried Portrait Exhibition

Oct. 24-Nov. 23, 2008

Artists from the S.E. Chapter of Wisconsin Visual Artists (formerly Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors) exhibited works that represent portraiture in the broadest interpretation.

Terrence James Coffman: 25 Years of Painting in Wisconsin

Sep. 12-Oct. 12, 2008

A fascinating retrospective of 25 years of Terrence James Coffman’s water color and oil paintings in Wisconsin was on display.