Each year the Museum mounts seven changing exhibitions to explore the full array of media and expression, hoping to stimulate, educate, and inspire visitors of all ages. Local, regional, and nationally known artists are exhibited in the main galleries and are changed every seven weeks. The beautiful setting of the Museum is a spectacular backdrop for both two and three dimensional works.
Beyond Words: The Art of Regional Children's Book Illustration
November 4 - February 14, 2018
Celebrating the best in original artwork from local and regional children's illustrators, a family-friendly spectacle of delight geared specifically for children of all ages.
Revisiting an Era of Development and Discovery in Door County Featuring Joseph Cook, R. Charlie Lyons, Ruth Philipon and Albert Quinlin
Saturday, March 3 - Monday, April 16, 2018
Door County became a summer destination for artists in the first half of the 20th century. By the 1970's a steady flow of artists were moving to the inspiring environment to reside and work throughout the year. These four highly productive and independently creative printmakers formed an active part of the growing art community - this exhibit is a window into that influential decade.
44th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art
A Celebration of the Peninsula's Young People's Achievement in the Visual Arts
Saturday, April 21 - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
A highlight of the Miller's annual exhibition calendar, the Salon of Door County High School Art highlights work from more than 100 students aged 15 - 18 years from each of the Peninsula's five high schools.
Our Water Stories
A Celebration of Door County's Relationship to Water
Saturday, June 2 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Our Water Stories celebrates and explores our most precious and vital resource: water. Door County's unique geography makes our water vulnerable. As a peninsula situated on the Niagara Escarpment, our thin soil layer, combined with the vertical and horizontal fracturing common in our bedrock, makes protecting our water a priority. This celebratory exhibit, featuring work in which water is the principal theme, is being coordinated in collaboration with the Door County Community Foundation and Celebrate Water - a years-long initiative encompassing a wide array of community events that focuses on: celebrating our water, understanding the threats to our water, and inspiring people to take action to protect our water. Our Water Stories will embrace the first phase of the initiative and serve as a platform for the Door County community to join together and engage in meaningful dialogue as it pertains to local water-based issues.
Selected Portraits by James J. Ingwersen
Saturday, July 21 - Tuesday, September 11, 2018
A landmark exhibition exploring regional portrait work of celebrated Door County artist James J. Ingwersen. For years Jim Ingwersen held Saturday sketch classes in his studio on the old farm property he and his wife Phyllis treasure and maintain in Sister Bay, WI. The classes were a gathering for working Door County artists and an informal environment for Jim to paint subjects of his choice: portraits of his friends and neighbors - this exhibit features these intimate portraits.
A Multi-media Exhibition Exploring Non-Representational and Abstract Work
Saturday, September 15 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Invited artists from the region investigate abstraction. Where does the artist's part of the conversation end and the viewer's carry on? The subject can be the essential elements themselves - color, form and texture. Or, a recognizable object viewed by the artist through the prism of those elements.
43rd Juried Annual
Contemporary Work in Painting, Drawing, Graphics and Photography by Artists Living and Working in the Northeast Wisconsin Region
Saturday, November 10 - Saturday, Dec 22, 2018
The Miller's Juried Annual exhibition each year showcases new and exciting contemporary work of Northeast Wisconsin visual artists age 18 years who reside in a six-county radius. This exhibition highlights exceptional work in a variety of 2-dimensional disciplines: painting, drawing, graphics and photography.