2023 EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Horizon Line by Robert David Jinkins
January 14 - April 3, 2023 | Main Galleries
Featuring large-scale paintings by Wisconsin-based artist Robert David Jinkins. The artist’s collection of paintings, inhabited by formidable characters, depict life inspired by the farm his family has owned since 1849. Dramatic horizons are littered with rustic, monumental markers symbolic of the ghost-like labors of the past. The works are depicted in a combination of American Regionalism and Symbolism and, by design, invite the viewer into a deep dialogue with the paintings.
Oceans and Beaches by Lee Mothes
January 14 - April 3, 2023 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine
Oceans and Beaches presents large-scale paintings and intricate drawings of stunning shorelines and seascapes by Northeast Wisconsin artist Lee Mothes inspired by the elemental character of dramatic surf and sky. A Midwesterner inspired by his California roots, Mothes is compelled to recreate the captivating movements of the water, ocean beaches and imaginary places.
49th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art
April 15 - May 27, 2023 | Main Galleries
A highlight of Miller Art Museum’s annual exhibition calendar, the 49th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art celebrates the artistic achievements of more than 100 students ages 15-18 from across Door County. Contributing students represent each of the Peninsula’s five high schools: Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island.
Expanding Perspectives by Mauree Childress
June 3 - July 15, 2023 | Main Galleries
Expanding Perspectives by Milwaukee artist Mauree Childress features a collection of works in admiration of the everyday, strong woman for their brave contributions to social justice and social well-being. Together with this collection are works depicting a variety of day-to-day experiences through the lens of people living with disabilities, including groundscapes as interpreted by the artist who showcases the beauty and difficulties of having a mobile disability.
Door County Through the Eyes of Joseph and Betsy Ritz Friebert
June 3 - July 15, 2023 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine
Door County was an important and much-loved place for the Milwaukee-based artists Joseph Friebert (1908-2002) and his wife, Betsy Ritz Friebert (1910-1963). They made their first sketching trip to the peninsula in 1937 and continued to visit the area in subsequent decades. This exhibition features a number of never-before-seen sketches, drawings, watercolors, gouaches, and oil paintings of Door County, along with depictions of other regions of Wisconsin that are informed by what Friebert and Ritz garnered from their Door County experiences. While Ritz's career was shortened by her role as wife and mother and her premature death, Friebert, a highly regarded professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, devoted over sixty years to painting, drawing, and printmaking, becoming one of Wisconsin's most celebrated artists.
Blind Spot by Suzanne Rose
July 22 - September 9, 2023 | Main Galleries
A collection of photographs on loan from the Museum of Wisconsin Art by Door County photographer Suzanne Rose depicting the strained relationship of the altered landscape in the rural Midwest. Influenced by an aesthetic of the 1800s when teams of photographers and cartographers documented the land west of the Mississippi, Rose captures the human condition as a symbolic self, as we mirror the world around us, with work that gently nudges viewers toward a more thoughtful relationship with their environment.
Séjour: Impressions of Giverny by Brigitte Kozma
July 22 - September 9, 2023 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine
The debut of a collection of paintings produced in 2021-2022 by Door County realist painter Brigitte Kozma, who takes the viewer on a sojourn behind the gates of Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny in the early hours before and evenings after when the site is void of tourists. In the footsteps of Monet, Kozma captures the ethereal character of this enchanting historical site, as well as life behind the scenes for the gardeners and groundskeepers.
48th Juried Annual
September 16 - October 28, 2023 | Main Galleries
A pillar of the Miller Art Museum’s annual exhibition calendar, the 48th Juried Annual features new and exciting contemporary work by Wisconsin visual artists ages 18 and older, providing a survey of the artistic talent and achievement across the state in painting, drawing, graphics, and photography. The exhibit prospectus, detailing submission guidelines and exhibition outline, goes public at millerartmuseum.org on June 12, 2023. The submission period is June 12 - August 16, 2023.
Newfangled: Modernism in the Permanent Collection
November 4 - December 30, 2023 | Main Galleries
Newfangled presents 34 artworks from the Miller Art Museum's permanent collection, which illustrate the Moderist art movement and define its characteristics and influences. The Moderist period, initiated in the early part of the 20th Century, was marked by the gargantuan effects of WWII, industrialization and urbanization. This combination of revolutionary social changes served as a catalyst, instigating artists to reject traditional values in search of innovation. Modernism looked to the future with newfangled individualism, imagining an idealized society with a belief in universal truths.
Wildlife Biennial XXI
November 4 - December 30, 2023 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine
Celebrating year 21 of the popular Wildlife Biennial—an invitational exhibition—presenting a diverse selection of works focused on wildlife and habitat. The exhibition carries on tradition and surveys visual artists working within the wildlife genre, highlighting the intricately detailed paintings of Jan Comstock with six new works painted in 2022.