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Leo Saul Berk: The Uncertainty of Enclosure

June 7 - August 14

The Uncertainty of Enclosure explores the impact of an architecturally iconic residence—Bruce Goff’s Ford House in Aurora, Illinois—on the art of Leo Saul Berk.

U Rock Part 1 – Jews N Blues

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Musicians Peter Roller, Jim Liban and Lil Rev, a former adjunct lecturer of the Peck School of the Arts Music Department faculty, will take you on a musical journey across the 1940s and 1950s, connecting Afro-Americans and Jews to their storied past.

Trevor Saint – Solo Glockenspiel

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Trevor Saint is the foremost performer of new music for solo glockenspiel, having commissioned, premiered and toured works for the extended-range instrument by some of today’s most intriguing composers.

U Rock Part 2 – Bob on Bob: My Thoughts on the Mystery that is Bob Dylan (But I Could Be Wrong)

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Milwaukee radio veteran and WUWM show host Bob Reitman as he explores how an unknown kid from a small mining town in northern Minnesota became the fascinating enigma he is today.

Dancemakers 2014

July 24 - 26

UWM Dance once again presents a concert of dance works from our nationally recognized group of MFA students.

University Community Orchestra Concert

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University Community Orchestra presents a concert of music prepared throughout the Summer session.

Intimate Addictions

July 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Intimate Addictions is an evening length performance exploring extremes of raw distortion and exquisite beauty.

U Rock Part 3 – Diamond, King, to P!nk: Jews Who Rocked the ’70s through Today

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Through a combination of stories, historical facts, and live musical interludes, Dean Scott Emmons will join with UWM music students and alumni to take the audience on a Rock journey progressing from the 1970s to today.

The Vickery Trio: String Academy Faculty Recital

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A String Academy faculty recital performed by The Vickery Trio.

Continuum 2014: No Time Like the Present – Gregory Martens

August 28 - September 26

Art Exhibition featuring work by Gregory Martens with influences from Danny Piers, mentors and colleagues.

Faculty Recital: Stephanie Jutt and Elena Abend

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Performance of Latin American works for flute and piano by Stephanie Jutt, flute professor UW-Madison and Elena Abend, piano faculty UW-Milwaukee.

Artists Now! – Charles Beneke: Radiative Forcing

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charles Beneke’s print-based, multi-media work views global warming through the lens of accumulation – not only of destructive industrial activity, greenhouse gasses and willful disregard, but also of human innovation and beauty.

Experimental Tuesdays: Ben Rivers and Ben Russell’s “A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness”

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

Marked by loneliness, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life.

Artists Now! – Trudy Benson: Why Are You Still Painting? The Importance of Painting in a Post-Digital Age

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trudy Benson is known for her large-scale abstract paintings that utilize large swaths and globs of paint.

Woven Images

September 18 - October 10

Join us for an exhibition of selected works from the Woven Structure class in the Department of Art & Design.

DAREDEVILS: A New Film from Stephanie Barber

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A portrait of risk and language, and a consideration of an artist’s life and work as a form of daredevilry, Stephanie Barber’s DAREDEVILS presents the experimental narrative of a writer.

Artists Now! – The M12 Collective

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The M12 Collective is known for groundbreaking and award-winning creative projects that explore the aesthetics of rural cultures and landscapes.

Wind Ensemble Concert

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the first ensemble performance of the season presented by UWM’s Wind Ensemble!

Quintet Attacca Recital

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Recital featuring woodwind quintet works of living composers.

Gold Is Where You Find It: The films and more of Dawn Wiedmann

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A tribute to late filmmaker Dawn Wiedemann, one of very first MFA students of the UWM Film Department.

Classical Guitar Concert

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Classical guitar concert featuring Eva Beneke.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the opening concert of the UWM Symphony Orchestra season.

Musical Theatre Capstone: Peyton Oseth & Rachel Zientek

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Musical Theatre student capstone performance from Peyton Oseth and Rachel Zientek.

Brett Kashmere’s “From Deep”

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Combining self-shot “moving snapshots” of the game in its everyday form with a wide array of archival footage, this audiovisual essay offers a layered, non-linear perspective on the merger of basketball and hip hop culture, focused through the wide angle lens of the game’s history.

Anton in Show Business

October 8 - 12

A caffeine-fueled backstage romp through an ill-fated production of Chekhov’s THE THREE SISTERS with a full lineup of all the usual suspects: eccentric directors, a difficult critic, desperate producers and a TV diva.

Artists Now! – Andrew Swant

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Swant will present an overview of the first ten years of Milwaukee-based production partnership, Special Entertainment.

“Manakamana,” with co-director Pacho Velez in person!

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:15 pm

High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship Manakamana.

Jazz Lab

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert featuring the UWM Jazz Department’s combo groups.

Youth Wind Ensemble

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a performance from the UWM Youth Wind Ensemble!

Mil-Wonky Too (Sex, Drugs and D2L)

October 15 - 19

A devised theatre piece about the ups and downs of college life in Milwaukee.

UWM Friends of the MSO Lecture Series

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Steve Basson, Retired MSO Principal Bassoon, will speak on the Bacewicz Overture, for Orchestra, Lutosławski’s Piano Concerto and Tchaikovaky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

Artists Now! – Ray Chi: Playing for Keeps

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chi believes that playful experiences need not be limited to children and that they can be integrated into our designed world in challenging and sophisticated ways.

Crossing Over 2014

October 16 - November 7

The Department of Art & Design presents the 2014 Crossing Over exhibition.

29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival

October 16 - 26

Spanning across two weekends, this year’s Festival will unfurl, once again, the finest in LGBT film and video, sharing works that are brand new, historical, and essential.

Symphony Band & University Band Concert

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Joint performance by the UWM Symphony Band and University Band.

Music From Almost Yesterday Concert

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A concert presented by the Music From Almost Yesterday Student Ensemble.

Artists Now! – Kerstin Winking: Global Collaborations & the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Winking will discuss the dynamics of where contemporary art is made and shown, specifically the global collaboration within Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum.

Adept-8: Back in Black and White

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The third edition of this semi-annual program showcasing local, national, and international artists exploring the possibilities of super8 film.

Saxophone Studio Concert

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert featuring the UWM Saxophone Studio

Wind Ensemble

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a performance from the UWM Wind Ensemble.

MFA Screening 1

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Films by recent MFA recipients from the graduate program of the UWM Film Department. The night’s program will feature work by Junehyuck Jeon, Kara Mulrooney and Elizabeth Hagen.

Artists Now! – JD Beltran: Materials, Metaphors and the Language of Storytelling

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JD Beltran will discuss her projects, which evolved from asking complete strangers to share their deepest secrets so she could reveal them online, to co-inventing the world’s first Cinema Snowglobe.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of music.

2 x Emir Cakaroz: “Two Photographs”; “One Money”

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Two Photographs” (2012) is a personal documentary about the immigration of the filmmaker’s family from Bulgaria to Turkey. “One Money” (2014) explores estate, consignment and farm auctions in Wisconsin, focusing on the objects for sale and peoples’ interactions in different locations and circumstances.

Artists Now! – Kiel Johnson

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kiel brings the inanimate to live, giving us a world not unlike our own, but entirely his.

Music From Almost Yesterday Student Ensemble

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The composers and performers of the Music From Almost Yesterday Student Ensemble present a recital premiering new and original works by UWM students.

Gloria Rolando: A Retrospective Filmmaker – Filmmaker Rolando in Attendance!

November 15 - 17

The UWM Film Department welcomes Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando whose award-winning films exquisitely dramatize the complex histories of the Afro-Cubans and their shared histories with Haitian, Panamanian and Jamaican laborers.

An Evening of Opera and Musical Theater Scenes

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Music Department presents an evening of opera and musical theatre scenes.

Object Jewelry Sale Preview

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an exhibition and sale of student work sponsored by Object, the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Student Organization.

BA Fall Exhibition

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Design presents a one-day exhibition of work from BA students.

BFA Fall Exhibition Opening Reception

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Department of Art & Design presents an exhibition of work from BFA students.

BFA Fall Exhibition

January 21, 2015 - February 1, 2015

The Department of Art & Design presents an exhibition of work from BFA students.

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