The MilwaukeeArt Museum will present the first major museum exhibition of New York-basedphotographer Penelope Umbrico. The exhibition is titled Future Perfect and will be shown Thursday, May 5 through May 7.  For the exhib.. more

May 2, 2016 8:40 PM Around MKE

Photo Courtesy Elizabeth, Flickr CCTwo Milwaukee-based artists are showcasing their portraitsof riders from the iconic Riverwest 24 Hour Bicycle Race this Saturday at theJazz Gallery, 926 East Center Street.The show opens March 5th with a.. more

Mar 3, 2016 5:47 PM Around MKE

Photo Courtesy Dave Reid, Flickr CCThe Harley-Davidson Museum will start kicking up a littledirt on Jan. 22, when Race Day: Photos from the Flat Track , a photoexhibit featuring dozens of images from flat track racing, is unveiled.. more

Jan 19, 2016 4:11 PM Around MKE


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In a city as diverse as Milwaukee there are an unlimited amount of perspectives to see the city through. Instagram has become an outlet for young, up and coming photographers to showcase the.. more

Jan 8, 2016 3:27 PM Around MKE

Morningstar Productions opens the month with a Christmas comedy by Alan Atwood. The Incarnation of the Full Gospel Unified Christmas Choir sounds like a fairly straightforward concert performance, but it’s actually kind of a wacky musical .. more

Nov 22, 2015 12:00 PM Theater


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In his previous books, Milwaukee photographer Paul Bialas produced engaging visual essays on the compounds that once housed Pabst and Schlitz breweries. Now, Bialas visits Miller Valley, a still-th,Books more

Sep 28, 2015 4:15 PM Books

On Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most respected fine art festivals will take place in Downtown Racine. The Monument Square Art Festival presents85 artists from around the country exhibiting works in a variety.. more

May 20, 2015 7:27 PM Sponsored Content

There issomething magic about photography’s ability to capture slices of time with unparalleledaccuracy. It stands to reason, then, that magic itself should be a theme ofmedium. Such is the case with the photographic oeuvre of Carol Golemboski,.. more

Jan 31, 2015 11:08 PM Visual Arts

This weekend, Doors OpenMilwaukee will offer the opportunity to enter many of the landmark buildings wepass everyday (and have often wondered, “What’s inside?”). Said to be the oldestMilwaukee commercial building still in use, the Grand Aven.. more

Sep 15, 2014 2:23 PM Around MKE

Two new exhibitions at the Tory Folliard Gallery (233 N. Milwaukee St.) each introduce the everyday into their art. Cathy Martin comes to her craft from an earthy angle more

Sep 11, 2014 11:46 AM Visual Arts

Having awoken from its winter hibernation, a slew of newexhibitions are on display at Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art. I recently hadthe pleasure of chatting with photographer Brian Ulrich, whose “Copia – Retail,Thrift and Dark Stores, 2001-.. more

Jan 28, 2014 7:40 PM Visual Arts

First thingsfirst: I love jazz. We’re talking anif-you-love-jazz-so-much-why-don’t-you-marry-it kind of love. Don’t think Ihaven’t tried…At any rate, mycharge with the Shepherd Express concerns the visual arts, and despite the theatri.. more

Dec 18, 2013 9:43 PM Visual Arts

Summerfest spared no expense on its new BMO Harris Pavilion, a $13.5 million, lakefront amphitheater that, in addition to hosting festival performances, was also touted as a state-of-the-art stand-alone venue. With its covered stage, the pavilion .. more

Sep 9, 2013 7:00 PM On Music

Alfons Gallery (1501 S. Layton Blvd.), run by the School Sisters of St. Francis, is the venue for Roy Staab’s photo exhibition “When Art Belongs in Nature,” open through Aug. 11. Staab, an artist noted for his elegant more

Jul 30, 2013 11:50 PM Visual Arts

People fill their personal worlds with objects — adornments, furnishings, garments, images and tools. Which objects will be passed along and valued in the future? more

Apr 25, 2013 4:21 PM Visual Arts

The “Z” in Jessica Z. Schafer’s name surely must stand for “Zowie!” She’s a young photographer enamored with classic film. She lives Downtown and recently rented a studio (as a Plaid Tuba Productions affiliate) in the Third more

Mar 10, 2013 9:17 PM Visual Arts

A crowd gathered at the Marshall Building’s Elaine EricksonGallery on one Saturday afternoon in January. They waited to listen to GeorgeSanquist and Yong-ran Zhu discuss their silver gelatin prints in the exhibition“Eye of the Beholder.”Ow.. more

Jan 30, 2013 12:58 AM Visual Arts

Photography was traditionally defined by an artist cloistered in a dark room filled with tins of chemicals used to develop a picture on pure white paper. Twenty-first century technology moved the medium into the digital age more

Dec 19, 2012 3:52 PM Visual Arts

To publish or not to publish? That was the debate in media circles this week after the New York Post printed a horrifying photo of a man named Ki Suk Han who had been pushed onto the subway tracks and was trying more

Dec 7, 2012 5:21 PM News Features

The Coalition of Photographic Arts was founded in Milwaukee, yet it extends its reach throughout the Great Lakes region to encourage the best in fine art photography. “CoPA’s 6th Annual Midwest Juried Photo Exhibition” will be hosted thi... more

Dec 3, 2012 8:00 AM Visual Arts