Vestiges of the Tide | Mary Porterfield and Ellen Holtzblatt

January 20 - April 6, 2024 | Main Galleries

Featuring large-scale paintings by Chicago-based artists Mary Porterfield and Ellen Holtzblatt. Porterfield is an occupational therapist and talented portraitist, committed to rendering her elderly, infirm subjects with images that address recurring struggles in healthcare. In tandem with Porterfield, Ellen Holtzblatt presents works from her Song of Songs series, portraits of her elderly mother that convey that love, desire, and the need for human contact are universal. An emotionally charged exhibit that will offer viewers a powerful, poetic experience.

Charles Peterson in the Permanent Collection

January 20 - February 10, 2024 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine

In celebration of the Door County Legacy artist Charles “Chick” Peterson, who passed away in 2022. The exhibit will feature a collection of 26 works from the museum’s permanent collection. The survey honors the enduring legacy and artistic achievement of the artist, who generated thousands of watercolor and oil paintings in his lifetime.

Arts for All | Creative Power

February 14 - April 6, 2024 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine

Creative Power is an exhibition featuring 30 visual works and four framed poems that travel to libraries, galleries, and public buildings throughout the state each year. The exhibit is organized by ARTS for ALL Wisconsin to expand the capabilities, confidence, and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities throughout the state by providing programs in dance, drama, creative writing, music, and visual art.

50th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art 

April 13 - May 18, 2024 | Main Galleries

A highlight of the Miller Art Museum’s annual exhibition program, the 50th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art highlights work from more than 100 students ages 15-18 years from each of the Peninsula’s five high schools: Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island High Schools.

Expressions of Place | Painting en Plein Air

May 25 - July 6, 2024 | Main Galleries

Expressions of Place is an invitational exhibit highlighting the origins of plein air painting, which includes the Door County Plein Air Festival hosted annually by the Peninsula School of Art, and the rich tradition of the technique on the Door County Peninsula, highlighted by the work of Brian Sindler (Chicago, IL), Shelby Keefe (Milwaukee, WI), and Stephanie Lord (Sturgeon Bay, WI).

Wisconsin Visual Artists Northeast Chapter Show 2024

May 25 -  July 6, 2024 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine

The Miller Art Museum is excited to partner with the WVA to present the Wisconsin Visual Artists Northeast Chapter Show 2024. As Wisconsin’s oldest arts organization, WVA has supported and connected Wisconsin artists since 1900. This exhibit showcases the diverse talents of artists living and working in the Northeast region of Wisconsin. From sculpture to painting, and everything in between, the array of creative expression in this exhibit is sure to enthrall every viewer.

(ha)kirinąk / to return home by Henry Payer

July 13 - September 21, 2024 | Main Galleries

(ha)kirinąk / to return home features a collection of 35 artworks by Henry Payer, a Ho Chunk artist enrolled in the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska currently residing in Sioux City, Iowa, and marks the first exhibit of this magnitude that celebrates an Indigenous artist and his return to his ancestral homeland in the State of Wisconsin. Payer with his bold, contemporary, mixed media work aims to contribute to the revision of the Ho-Chunk history through the creation of a contemporary aesthetic of the Ho Chunk narrative.

“My work generally has to do with the culture that I come from, and my background as a Ho Chunk, the Indigenous people of Wisconsin...I’m trying to get people to question and learn more about not only their cultural perspective but about history. This is not just my history that I'm talking about. It's American history. It's regional history. It's state history. It's local history. Indigenous history.” - Henry Payer

Stand Together!

July 13 - September 21, 2024 | Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine

The exhibit Stand Together! on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine features work by Camille Billie, Oneida Nation (De Pere, WI); Weeya Calif, Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama (Green Bay, WI); Pat Kruse, Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Duluth, MN); and Christopher Sweet, Ho Chunk Nation/Ojibwe (Beaver Dam, WI). In unison with (ha)kirinąk / to return home in the main galleries, the exhibit explores the creative culture of Woodland artists from around the Great Lakes.

49th Juried Annual

September 28 - November 9, 2024 | Main Galleries

A pillar of the Miller Art Museum’s annual exhibition schedule, the 49th Juried Annual surveys the talent and achievement of visual artists from across the state, featuring contemporary work exclusively by Wisconsin visual artists. The exhibit prospectus, detailing submission guidelines and exhibition timeline, will be available starting June 3, 2024; artists may submit work between June 3 and August 23, 2024.

The Mavericks: John Colt, Kenn Kwint, and Theodore Czebotar in the Permanent Collection

November 16 - December 30, 2024 | Main Galleries

The Mavericks provides visitors the opportunity to see works that have only been displayed publicly virtually by visionary Wisconsin artists John Colt, Kenn Kwint, and Theodore Czebotar. The collection consists of nearly 40 works that were gifted in 2019 by the Kohler Foundation Inc. of Sheboygan and will offer viewers a meaningful representation of each of the individual artists and their careers.

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