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Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene

March 26 - June 13

Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene explores sites of environmental change, sharply focusing on the profound impact human industry has made transforming Earth’s essential matter.

Metals!15 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 16 - May 6

The Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department presents an exhibition of student work.

New Dancemakers: From the Known to the Unknown

April 28 - May 2

Students of the Dance Department present their senior project works.

The Crucible

April 29 - May 3

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a powerful recounting of an historical moment in 17th century America: the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. Written during the rise and spread of McCarthyism in the early ‘50s, the landmark drama is famous for exploring the fear-laced conscience of its time and ours.

African and Salsa Showing

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

Showcase of choreography from all African and Salsa technique classes.

Artists Now! – Patricia Olynyk: The Mutable Archive

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

Olynyk will discuss her creative work, which explores the dialectics of mind and body, human and artificial, and sensing and knowing.

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

April 30 - May 3

A weekend full of innovative International films dedicated to contemporary works.

UWM Symphony Orchestra & UWM Chorus Concert: Brahms Requiem

May 1 - 2

Brahms’ German Requiem performed by the UWM Symphony Orchestra and UWM Chorus, featuring Tanya Kruse Ruck, soprano, and Andrew Wilkowske, baritone.

Resolution 2015

May 1 - 2

The UWM Department of Design and Visual Communication presents its Senior Capstone Show.

Landfill Club: Workshop & Talk

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Marina Zurkow encourages us to get to know our plastics at the Landfill Club.

Maja Radovanlija Classical Guitar Concert

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

Classical guitar concert featuring special guest artist Maja Radovanlija.

Fine Arts Quartet

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

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

Concert from the UWM Percussion Ensemble

Acting BFA Capstone Projects

May 5 - 6

Performances of capstone projects for the BFA Acting program.

HEAR MY SONG: The Music of Jason Robert Brown

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

The UWM Voice Area presents a concert of works by Jason Robert Brown.

BFA & BA Spring Exhibition

May 6 - 16

BFA students from the Department of Art & Design showcase their work.

UWM Friends of the MSO Lecture Series

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Josh Phillips, MSO French Horn, will speak on Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, Vivian Fung’s Violin Concerto, and Peter Eötvös’s Shadows.

UWM Guitar Program Student Recital: Classical and Finger-Style Ensembles

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Students in the Guitar Program present classical and finger-style ensemble performances.

Men’s Chorus Spring Concert

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Men’s Chorus performance with guest performances by the UWM University Choir Chamber Ensemble and the Muskego High School Men’s Chorus.

Wind Ensemble Concert

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

Concert season finale for UWM Wind Ensemble.

MKE Unplugged: John Sieger

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

Catch a FREE, all-ages concert featuring local, indie artists — including some of the Peck School of the Arts’ very own alumni.

68th Student Film & Video Festival

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

A juried showcase of the best short films and videos from the pioneering UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres.

Experimental Improvisation

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

A culmination of a semester-long study of free improvisation, a non-idiomatic form of spontaneous music making that emphasizes uninhibited and real-time interaction between musicians. It is an art form that has no rules.

Youth Wind Ensemble Concert

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the last concert of the season!

Youth Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble present their Spring concert.

Hip Hop Showing

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Showcase of student choreography from UWM Dance Hip Hop classes, plus guest organizations and crews from around the city/region.

Arts+Tech Night

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arts+Tech Night showcases work from students in the Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology program, a collaboration between the Departments of Dance, Art & Design, Music, and Film. Students exhibit work in a variety of mediums, from digital prints to time-based media, electronic sculptures, and installations. These works investigate the role that evolving technologies play in our culture, psychology, and creative practices.

Film Department Senior Screenings

May 14 - 15

A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genre’s graduating seniors.

Electroacoustic Salon

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

New projects in electronic music and multimedia by UWM student composers and artists.

From One Hand to Two Pianos

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

Repertoire starting with one hand and increasing gradually to four hands, eventually using two pianos.

String Academy of Wisconsin Scholarship Benefit Concert

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

String Academy of Wisconsin Scholarship Benefit Concert musical performances by students of SAW

Sensoria: Experiments in Time-based Media and Performance presents: Peter J Woods

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee artist Peter J Woods’ solo work resides within its own universe. Pulling equally from the worlds of harsh noise and absurdist theatre, Woods’ performances build a sense of terror and existential dread from simple imagery, muted text and an unpredictable barrage of silence and sound.

Summerdances: Spirits & Fugitives

May 28 - 30

Choreographic works will honor the research, poetry, music and creative works of Milwaukee’s icon and UWM Music Department faculty member Martin Jack Rosenblum.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Fine Arts Quartet

May 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the UWM Peck School of the Arts will host pre-concert talks beginning at 6:30pm before each concert. Guest violinist/violist Gil Sharon Mozart-Bach: Prelude & Fugue No.2 K.404a Mozart: Divertimento K.137 Mozart: Adagio K.261 Strauss Jr: Fledermaus Overture Mendelssohn: String Quintet No.1, Op.18

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Fine Arts Quartet

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

Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the UWM Peck School of the Arts will host pre-concert talks beginning at 6:30pm before each concert. Beethoven: Quartet Op.18-1 Guillaume Connesson: Quartet (2010) Debussy: Quartet, Op.10

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Fine Arts Quartet

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the UWM Peck School of the Arts will host pre-concert talks beginning at 6:30pm before each concert. Guest cellist Dominique de Williencourt Haydn: Quartet Op.50-6 (“Frog”) Williencourt: Etchmiadzine et le Mont Ararat, Op.3 Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, Op.163 (D.956)

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Dance MFA Thesis Concert: Behind Stuck and Unstuck by Jennifer Glaws

June 26 - 27

Evening-length concert as the culmination of Glaws’ research into the relationship of dance making with cognitive development.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Fine Arts Quartet

June 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Timothy Noonan, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature at the UWM Peck School of the Arts will host pre-concert talks beginning at 6:30pm before each concert. Guest clarinetist Michel Lethiec Rossini: Introduction, Theme & Variations (from “La Donna del Lago”​) Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, K.581 David Del Tredici: Clarinet Quintet “Magyar Madness” (2006)

University Community Orchestra Concert

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University Community Orchestra presents its Summer concert.

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