February 1 - June 3, 2018
This exhibition focuses on artists who derived their inspiration from trends of Modernism in Europe, the cultural centers of the U.S., or from their own intuitive, expressive selves. This defied the prevalent and naturalistic style of Regionalism in Wisconsin and the Midwest during the 1940s through 1960s. Seventy mid-century modern works of Wisconsin artists from rarely shown private collections will be assembled together in an exhibition for the first time. Abstract and non-objective works were out of the mainstream when they were created from the late 1930s through the 1960s, never receiving the attention they deserved during the lifetime of the artists.
Thirty artists are represented including Fred Berman, Joseph Friebert, Carl Holty, Ida Ozonoff, Mary Nohl, Robert Schelling, Lucia Stern, Melvin Tess, Santos Zingale and more. Talks by area experts and written didactic materials will enhance the educational value of this exhibition for visitors. See <a href="http://cedarburgartmuseum.org" title="http://cedarburgartmuseum.org" target="_blank">cedarburgartmuseum.org</a> for details of related programming.
The museum is located in historic downtown Cedarburg at W63 N675 Washington Ave. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday noon-4pm.