Upcoming Exhibitions


   Laura Weber Patrick Doughman Soraya Villarreal Susan Steinhafel

November 11, 2015 – January 17, 2016
Festive Wisconsin
a state-wide, juried exhibition celebrating Wisconsin

State and county fairs with all their lights, glitz, animals, iconic foods and rides are at the forefront of artists’ imaginations in this showcase of Festive Wisconsin.  The pageantry of parades, the fun of outdoor concerts, the joy of Wisconsin’s short growing season or a winter snow day, the exuberance of ethnic festivals, cycling races, and the quieter celebrations of family, holiday or otherwise, fill out this statewide juried show.     

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November 11, 2015 - January 17, 2016
Recent Gifts to the Museum

Generous donors are helping the Cedarburg Art Museum to build an art collection that reflects the heritage, history, and culture of Cedarburg and its surrounding area.  This is the first of occasional exhibitions that will showcase recent gifts to the museum. 

Cows in the Creek, Bernhard Schneider
Cedarburg Art Museum Collection
Gift of Thomas and Sharon Krueger

January 20 – April 3, 2016
Arthur Thrall:  Tribute to a Master Artist  

The paintings and prints of the late Arthur Thrall demonstrate a variety of graphical sources employed by the internationally recognized Wisconsin printmaker. Calligraphy, musical scores, and elegant line all play a role for their gestural, textural, and design quality.  The masterful use of exquisite and dynamic line characterizes all of Thrall’s work.

Left:  Pentimental II,  gouache & crayon on paper
Right: Animato, hand-colored intaglio print

January 20 – April 3, 2016
Beyond Tradition: Basketry of Laura Weber

Basketmaker Laura Weber moves beyond the rich tradition of Native American basketry in Wisconsin or the fine craftsmanship of earlier “old world” immigrant artisans to make her own artful creations.  Whether functional receptacles or playful creations, Laura Weber masterfully incorporates found objects, metal wire, or natural materials into otherwise traditional forms, newly transformed.   

Grass skirt                                                

April 6 – June 5, 2016
Charly Palmer: In My Lifetime, a retrospective 

Born in Alabama and raised in Milwaukee, Charly Palmer studied in Chicago at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute. He went on to become a graphic designer and commercial illustrator for Fortune 500 clients.  Now living in Atlanta, Palmer takes on significant commissions such as the official poster for the 1996 Olympics and the 2013 Atlanta Jazz Festival.  He also executes his own fine art painting, mostly in acrylic.  Charly Palmer’s artwork spans 30 years and speaks the language inspired by his late mother Irma Walker who was an influence throughout the artist’s career.  A recent series, Life Interrupted, emphasizes living vibrancy (still life) juxtaposed with life-compromising circumstances (cancer cells), and marks a creative turning point for the artist.

Jam Session, acrylic on canvas

April 6 – June 5, 2016
Jean Crane: Passages

As a professional artist for more than 40 years, Jean Crane finds the natural world to be ripe with subject matter. Fresh and lush, or withering and dying, the artist draws upon nature in all its life cycles to make lyrical and sensual statements, sometimes with a surprising sense of scale.  Crane utilizes watercolor to translate her subjects into works of beauty.   

Coral Exuberance, watercolor

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