Two Shows to See at Gallery Night MKE This Weekend

See impressionistic landscapes, uplifting works inspired by nature and much more!

It’s back! Gallery Night MKE – your favorite free, city-wide gallery hop – is returning April 22-23 for a weekend of live art, music and conversation.  

Many of the participating galleries are located in and around the Third Ward, but if you’re willing to venture a little further afield, you’ll find venues like The Warehouse and the Grohmann Museum at the Milwaukee School of Engineering just as worthy of your attention. 


 

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At The Warehouse, you’ll see “The Secret Garden,” a group show loosely inspired by the classic novel of the same name. All of the works in the show – which spans genres and disciplines – were culled from Jan Serr and John Shannon’s personal collection and evoke the beauty of the natural world. “By tapping into nature’s organic ability to stimulate serenity and healing,” curator Danielle L. Paswaters says, “we hope to provide a space for our visitors to be surrounded by spectacular and uplifting works.” 

On view at the Grohmann Museum is “Robert O. Lahmann: Working in Wisconsin,” a retrospective featuring dozens of examples of the late (1922-2014) painter’s impressionistic landscapes. Museum director James Kieselburg says that the exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into mid-20th-century life in Wisconsin. “Much of the landscape captured has changed dramatically since then,” he says. “In that sense, the exhibition evokes a sense of nostalgia for simpler times gone by.”

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Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.