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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. 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. more

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

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

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

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William Kentridge’s “More Sweetly Play the Dance” (through Aug. 19 at the Milwaukee Art Museum) combines filmmaking, drawing, animation and a soundtrack by Johannes Serekeho to create a buoyant, modern danse macabre. more

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It’s not a stretch to say that the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists has become something of a brass ring in Milwaukee’s visual art community. more

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