2020 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Jan. 18 - Feb. 24, 2020 | Opening reception Jan. 18, 3 - 4:30pm
An invitational exhibition focusing specifically on artists who are usurping the use of paint by incorporating the methodologies and canons of painting as starting points for a greater exploration into fiber work. Featuring contemporary artists Susan Hoffmann, Wendy Carpenter, Sandra Martinez, Heidi Parkes, Sandra Wysock, Pam Collins, Peter Horjus and Laura Shrewsbury.
Feb. 29 - Apr. 6, 2020 | Opening reception Feb. 29, 3 - 4:30pm
Wade in Water, Into the Field surveys the work of celebrated Door County Impressionist painter Judi Ekholm, spanning from the 1990s to present. The exhibit highlights work from private collections alongside newly created, never-before seen works. Visitors will delight in the bold colors and romatic beauty of Ekholm’s landscapes, which showcase the artist’s emotional reaction to time and place.
Apr. 11 - May 18, 2020
A highlight of the Miller’s annual exhibition program, the SoHSA highlights work from more than 100 students ages 15-18 years from each of the Peninsula’s five high schools.
The Mavericks: John Colt, Kenn Kwint & Theodore Czebotar in the Permanent Collection
May 23 - Jul. 6, 2020
Made possible with a major gift by the Kohler Foundation, Inc., The Mavericks presents more than 40 paintings and prints by Wisconsin artists John Colt, Kenn Kwint and Ted Czebotar. Eccentric, wild and bold, the works highlight and explore the fascinating career of three artistic mavericks.
Factory Made: An Exploration of the Industrial Scar - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
May 23 - Jul. 6, 2020 | Opening reception May 23, 5 - 6:30pm
Artists Brendan Baylor, James Cagle, Holli Jacobson, and Katie Ries examine how industry shapes the landscape and alters the environment. Featured on the second floor Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine.
Scandinavian American: National Geographic Photographer’s Focus on Door County - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19
Jul. 11 - Aug. 24, 2020 | Opening reception Jul. 11, 5 - 6:30pm
Featuring photographer and National Geographic explorer Erika Skogg’s intimate portrayal of Scandinavian communities around the Great Lakes and never-before-published black and white Door County photographs from the National Geographic archives.
Aug. 29 - Oct. 12, 2020
Featuring new and exciting contemporary work of Northeastern Wisconsin visual artists who reside in a six-county radius. This exhibit highlights exceptional work in a variety of two-dimensional disciplines: painting, drawing, graphics, and photography.
Oct. 24 - Dec. 26, 2020 | Opening Oct. 24; reception details TBA
Middleton-based artist Leslie Iwai explores the connection between elders and children with vibrant colors and sculptural creations, which unfold a joyful, metaphoric garden. While kindergarten recalls stories and images of burgeoning children, blossoming gardens and childhood adventures, the Ältere Garten contemplates the re-emergence of innocence and childhood wonder that comes in the later decades of life.
From 20-foot tulips to a cluster of hutch bunnies, Iwai creates an exciting and reflective adventure to be enjoyed by children of all ages and the young at heart. Along with Iwai’s works, artist Pat Zastrow, who is one source of Leslie’s inspiration for the exhibition, presents her journals and paintings documenting the growth and memories her garden represents over a 50-year period.
Additional drawings and sculptural works by Iwai enhance the exhibition showing Leslie’s long-standing fascination with the intimate and her tender, caretaking perspective.