A Creative Place:
The History of Wisconsin Art
This groundbreaking book- A Creative Place: The History of Wisconsin Art- will span Wisconsin’s art from thousands of years ago to the end of the twentieth century. Readers will enjoy experiencing Wisconsin history through various forms of art including effigy mounds, petroglyphs, pottery, paintings, fiber arts, folk art, printmaking, sculptures and so much more.
The book will be richly illustrated with more than 400 art images representing hundreds of artists who call Wisconsin home. It is organized telling the story of art placed in context with Wisconsin's general history:
Native Presence: The Beginning of Art in Wisconsin
Encounters and Settlement: Art in Wisconsin: 1634-1870
The Great Cultural Expansion: 1870-1918
Transitioning from European Ideals to America's Regional Interests: 1918-1945
Wisconsin at Mid-Century: The Post War Period: 1945-1965
The Coming of Age of Visual Arts: 1965-1980
The Last Decades of the 20th Century: 1980-2000
Seven chapters, including vivid art images, will tell the story of art placed in context with Wisconsin's general history which helped shape Wisconsin art. Your generous gift will help bring this book to life!
J. Shimon & J. Lindemann
Ruth Grotenrath, Still Life with Irises
Ancient & First Nations Art
Anticipated Book Completion: 2021
We would be pleased to count you among those who support the deeper understanding of Wisconsin’s rich visual art legacy through the publication of this book.
Through the support of the Cedarburg Art Museum, organizations and individuals we are well on our way to making this book a reality and your donation will bring it to fruition.
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If you'd like to pay by check, please make payable to the Cedarburg Art Museum with memo "History of Wisconsin Art Book" and mail to the address directly below:
Cedarburg Art Museum
W63N675 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg, WI 53012