6 MKE Fall Art Exhibits Not to Miss

This season’s exhibition calendar offers eye candy galore.

Sept. 9-Nov. 6
Blyth Meier: Good Morning, Milwaukee
Portrait Society Gallery
For four years, Blyth Renate, Meier, co-host of WMSE’s The Tiny Film Invasion, has been taking black and white photos of Milwaukee and posting them to Instagram. A selection of those images – many highlight snippets of city infrastructure – will be displayed at Portrait Society Gallery.

Sept. 29
Artist Studio Bus Tour

For one day only you can climb aboard a Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum bus for a tour of studios of working area artists. Libations included.

Josef Fennecker's "Tanja, Die Frau" poster, courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum
Josef Fennecker’s “Tanja, Die Frau” poster, courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum.

Oct. 1-Dec. 3, Oct. 21-Feb. 25
Dan Friedman: Radical Modernist
& User Experience
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
Two shows at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design will make you consider the evolution of good design. The first pays homage to the late legendary graphic designer Dan Friedman, and the second examines the functional models that led to the everyday products found in our homes.


From the Centerfold Series by Tori Tasch; photo couresy of Lynden Sculpture Garden.
From the Centerfold Series by Tori Tasch; photo couresy of Lynden Sculpture Garden.

Nov. 13-Feb. 19
Draw Print Fold Paint
Lynden Sculpture Garden
This year’s Lynden Sculpture Garden artists-in-residence Pat Hidson, a painter, and Tori Tasch, a book and printmaker, have been busy creating art inspired by the gardens’ grounds. Now they get to show off those works and others.




Oct. 21-Jan. 22
Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s
Milwaukee Art Museum
In the early days of film, when Americans were trying to nail realism, Germans were using movies to explore exaggerated, often nightmarish visions. This exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum features sets, costumes and stills from the Expressionist era.

‘Six MKE art expos you won’t want to miss this fall’ appears in the September issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.