In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Peck School of the Arts and the Year of the Arts, “Wisconsin Masters: An Artistic Legacy, 1900-1970” recognizes the long, complex history of art education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The exhibition is on display through Oct. 25 in the Art History Gallery, room 154, Mitchell Hall, 3203 N. Downer Ave.
The exhibition, culled from the UWM Art Collection, honors the heritage of artists who taught and studied at UWM or its predecessor institutions. Artists included in this exhibition are Richard Lorenz, Gustave Moeller, Robert von Neumann, Joseph Friebert, Fred Berman and Robert Burkert.
“Art education at the UWM campus began a century ago. During the first 50 years, as the institution itself evolved, art instruction flourished,” says Linda Brazeau, curator of the UWM Art Collection. “The strength of the art program was validated in 1962 when the School of Fine Arts at UWM was established. In 2000, it was renamed the Milton and Lillian Peck School of the Arts.”
Brazeau continues: “Generations of artists have received their formal art training at UWM from distinguished art instructors who imparted to their students an appreciation of academic tradition and an enthusiasm for artistic experimentation. The legacy of the art education program is validated in the nationally recognized artistic talents of the alumni.”
Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Admission is free.
For more information, visit http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/arthistory/gallery/
The exhibition is supported by the Kohler Foundation.
For the full calendar of Year of the Arts events, visit yoa.uwm.edu. Many events are free, but PSOA events with admission charges are available at reduced cost to students, seniors and UWM faculty, staff and alumni. For more information, contact the PSOA Box Office at 414-229-4308.