Current Exhibitions

Masters As Muses


October 2, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Museum hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12 – 4pm (closed on national holidays).


Opening reception: October 3, 1 – 4 pm at CAM’s courtyard. Artist awards at 3:05pm, outdoors. 

$1,000 in awards are generously supported by Paul & Philia Hayes of Cedarburg.  

In Cedarburg Art Museum’s seventh annual exhibition, 65 artworks were selected from 116 entries of 75 artists in 12 states by juror Annemarie Sawkins.  “Masters as Muses” reveals the astute choices of 58 artists for the guiding principles of their muses. From an ancient Greek Zeus sculpture to Rembrandt to Monet, Modernists, Warhol, and contemporary muses, artists reveal where their inspirations are derived.  

Artists in Masters as Muses exhibition:  Ellen Anderson, Michael Anderson, Nancee Ariagno, Chris Behrs, Jan Boelte, Paul Burmeister, Norhan Chamo, David D'Ostilio, Patrick Doughman, Audrey Dulmes, Pam Eader, Tom Ferguson, Ana Gadish-Linares, Kristin Gjerdset, Ronald Gonzalez, Marcia Gorra-Patek, Robert Grassel, Susan Hale, Cindy Hansen, Alexa Hollywood, Martin Keey, May Klisch, Jack Kloppenburg, Stephanie Krellwitz, Denise Laurin, John Lockwood, Terri Lockwood, Mary Ulm Mayhew, Mary Mendla, George Miller, Joseph Miller, William Millonig, Mary Ellen Mueller, Judith Murphy, Julie Nielsen, David Orndorf, Vered Shamir Pasternak, Diane Pepe, Brenda Peterson, Anne M. Raskopf, J. Reiland, Lynn Rix, Seth Robbins, Dee Roembke, Lynne Ruehl, Pamela Ruschman, Tom Smith, Jerry Steingraeber, Jeff Stern, Troy Tatlock, Barbara Vater, Barb Wagner, Kathryn Wedge, Mark Weller, Bunnie Werth, Jim Whaley, David Williams.

Claudette Lee-Roseland:

Imagination Unleashed 

October 2, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Museum hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 12 – 4pm (closed on national holidays).


Outdoor Reception with the artist: Saturday, October 3, 1 - 3pm.

Access to galleries is available during this time also.


Decades of creativity has prepared this beloved Midwest artist for an exhibition of abstract and non-objective paintings. Abstracted naturalistic works define a sense of place in rural areas while later, non-objective works explore color, shapes, and line for their own sake. Energy and exuberance define the many non-objective paintings that let viewers determine their own interpretation.  

Read more about Claudette Lee-Roseland

Claudette Lee-Roseland, "Seagulls," 

30x30 inches, oil on canvas.

Claudette Lee-Roseland, "Bingo"

Acrylic on canvas, 14x11

Remembering Cedarburg’s Historic Mills


Now through October 31, 2020

Museum open Thursday, July 30: 5:30 - 7:00pm.  Learn about the newly commissioned artworks and Cedarburg's mill history from the Historic Mill Project curator Mary Chemotti in the museum at 5:45 and 6:30pm.  Visit casually with the artists who will be outdoors in the beer garden area.

Remembering Cedarburg’s Historic Mills is an exhibition celebrating the culmination of Cedarburg Art Museum’s 18-month Historic Mill Project.  A local benefactor provided a special gift to commission five artists to create artworks for its permanent collection to represent the Cedarburg mills that spurred the community’s 19th Century industrial growth. The Historic Mill Project supported local artists while commemorating the 1853 Concordia Mill, the 1855 Hilgen-Schroeder Mill, the 1864 Hilgen-Wittenberg Woolen Mill, the 1871 wind-powered grist mill, and the 1871 Excelsior Mill that by 1890 became known as the Nail Factory. 

In October 2018, a Call for Art was announced, and Wisconsin artists responded with images of their sketches of architectural subjects or the local mills.  A Museum subcommittee helped to determine five artists to create artworks of the five mills.  Bruce Hustad, Tom Kubala, Lynne Ruehl, Benjamin Sloma, and William A. Suys, Jr. were awarded the commissions to produce their artworks in 2019. 

This exhibition is the first public showing of the finished, commissioned artworks in the Historic Mill Project.  An earlier artwork in the museum’s collection, a 1976 watercolor by Harold E. Hansen of the 1845 Columbia Mill, also helps to provide the full picture of Cedarburg’s rich, industrial heritage built mostly upon the waterpower of the Cedar Creek.  

Learn more about the commission and exhibition by clicking the buttons below.

Click each image below to view the full work!


Wind Grist Mill, 

William Suys Jr.

Excelsior Mill, Benjamin Sloma

Hilgen-Schroeder Mill, 

Bruce Hustad

Hilgen-Wittenberg Woolen Mill, 

Tom Kubala

Concordia Mill, Lynne Ruehl

Earth & Water: Sculpture by Teresa Lind

On view in the garden through October 11, 2020

The convergence of femininity and grit is explored through the Cedarburg Art Museum’s summer 2020 sculpture series. Metalsmith Teresa Lind transforms her feminine figures into earth and water goddesses, not only representing these elements, but humanity’s stewardship of them. Open and free to the public, viewers are invited to wonder through the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden to experience the debut of Lind’s new sculpture series,“Earth and Water”.

At the root of Lind’s oeuvre is inspiration found from the strong women who surround her including her students at UW-Whitewater. Her sledge hammer wielding female students exemplify the balance between being feminine and powerful through gritty manual labor. Lind materializes this theme by shaping feminine forms with iron, aluminum and cement. Beyond her comment on femininity, she transfigures her female forms to earth and water goddesses for this series. Lind hopes her work will encourage the viewer to ponder not only what it means to be female, but consider what our responsibilities are as humans to the earth and water.

Join board member Pam Ruschman for a great talk with Steve Puttrich about his life, work, and inspiration! 

Click the video to watch.

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Cedarburg, WI 53012  

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