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“The Stereo Photography of Hal Rammel”—currently at the Cedarburg Art Museum—at first like a standard-enough show of black-and-white photographs and photograms, until handmade viewing contraptions and dioramic setups bring the show to life. Read more

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Peter Scott’s exhibition “Future City,” on display at the Suburban, is elegant and unassuming, yet thought-provoking. Read more

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As French historian and social theorist Michel Foucault wrote famously in Discipline and Punish, “Truth is a thing of this world: it is produced only by virtue of multiple forms of constraint.” Read more

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Liz Miller’s “Proliferative Calamity” occupies the Hawthorn Contemporary gallery like a painter would occupy a canvas. Read more

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With “Within and Against” at Galerie Kenilworth, artists Brennen Steines and Emily Tripp share their independent visions within a working complementary relationship. Read more

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The Riverwest’s Ski Club is showcasing printmaking with John Hitchcock’s work in “Flatlander”. Read more

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UW-Parkside Fine Art Gallery hosts “Fakes”, an exhibition of four artists who make reproductions and counterfeits that consider authorship and authenticity in art. Read more

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Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design opens “Steel Genesis,” a photographic elegy on Pittsburgh’s steel industry featuring photographs by Sandra Gould Ford. Read more

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Exhibits opening this week include "The San Quentin Project" at the Milwaukee Art Museum and "Out of the Vault and New Acquisitions" at David Barnett Gallery. The Historic Third Ward Association will also present Gallery Night and Day this weekend. Read more

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By emphasizing the kinetics and interactivity of play over usual formal rhetoric, MAM’s “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America” speaks up for a history that’s taken a beating. Read more

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Sculpture Milwaukee presents an “outdoor sculpture gallery” showcasing 21 compelling works of art in the city streets. Read more

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“Cicada Seen,” Peter Barrickman’s show at Green Gallery, is an exhibition consisting of a suite of paintings that lives in the tightest crease between representation and abstraction. Read more

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Black Cat Alley and the China Lights Festival offer contrasting outdoor visual events in Milwaukee. Read more

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Milwaukee’s Fred Stonehouse provokes renewed consideration of the overlap between the artist and his art. Read more

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Another ambitious, multi-part exhibition cycle entitled “Live/Work” is now underway at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, aiming to examine the role of the artist’s studio in contemporary art practice. Read more

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The Museum of Wisconsin Art’s current retrospective of Joseph Friebert, “A Life in Art” (through Oct. 7), displays his early paintings—works that began a career ever-informed by leftist politics and a deep connection to Milwaukee’s working class. Read more

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“The Book Club: What Would We Do with Lynne Tillman?,” at Frank Juarez Gallery (through Sept. 1), reflects five artists grappling with the astute essay collection, What Would Lynne Tillman Do? Read more

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Portrait Society Gallery’s current exhibition “Homely (part two)” takes a stab at impossible questions such as “What’s in a home? Sofas, lamps and drapes? Or bizarre family histories, wistful nostalgia, failed first steps, unmet social progress ... Read more

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Through Aug. 4, the Alice Wilds presents Kyle Seis’ “The Surface of a Stone is Always in Motion,” an exhibition of digitally manipulated photographs that explore optics and visual psychology. Read more

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Veteran artist Paul Yank’s exhibition “Process and Perspective” is on view at the Cedarburg Art Museum through Aug. 26. Meanwhile, Milwaukee has many exciting openings coming up, including several tied to July Gallery Night and Day, July 20-21. Read more

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