East of E.D.E.N.
MARN was pleased to invite the public to a weekend of “E.D.E.N.: Eventually Dreams End in Nightmares” at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB which included a pop up exhibition by Mahdi Atif “Freakishnerd” in MARN’s Gallery June 11-12th and a ticketed performance by Genesis Renji Sunday, June 12th from 5pm – 8pm.Read More
Me and the Mountain
MARN was excited to present “Me and the Mountain” – Exploring Isolation and Finding Mindfulness by Painting through the Pandemic – an exhibition that ran from April 16 to June 5, 2022 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. The exhibition featured an immersive installation of local artist Daniel Fleming’s “Pandemic Painting Series”.Read More
Queering the Cream City
Through MARN’s Social Engagement Fund, local artist Vaughan Larsen’s was awarded $2,000 for their project, “Queering the Cream City”, which replaced ads on billboards throughout Milwaukee County with works by exclusively local LGBTQ+ artists. The artists were Noah Tesmer, Lois Bielefeld, Alejandro Jūnyáo Zhāng, Jova Lynne, Matt Gold, AJ Morley, Skyler Pham, Lidia Sharapova, Isla P Gordon, Anje Thomas, Ashley Kaye and Va-Bene Elikem K. Fiatsi, and Salgu Wissmath.Read More
The 2021 MARNsalon art program presented visiting critics Soraya Milla, Shawana Brooks and Nuttaphol Ma along and local critics Reynaldo Hernandez, Portia Cobb, and Anika Kowalik with moderators Mary Louise Schumacher, Kantara Souffrant, and Beth A. Zinsli. 2021 MARNsalons was generously funded by the Bader Philanthropies, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation – Mary L. Nohl Fund and Milwaukee County Cares Act and supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board.Read More
2020 – 2021 MARN Mentors / Mentee Exhibition
- The exhibition featured the work of artists who participated in the 2020 – 2021 MARNmentors program, a competitive, season-long artist mentorship program that offered emerging artists the opportunity to partner with local established artists to further their artistic practice while engaging in building a career as a working artist. At the end of the cycle, the program culminated in an exhibition that highlighted the professional and personal developments and collaborations between the talented mentors & mentees.
AP3 at MARN: Materiality and Transformation
Curated by Marilyn Propp, the exhibition celebrated the many forms of printmaking and mark-making. Thirteen Southeast Wisconsin artists who push their medium through installation, materials, and videos showcased works that addressed environmental issues, social commentary, and personal narratives.
Featured artists include Anwar Floyd-Pruitt, Mary Hood, David Jones, Diane Levesque, Berel Lutsky, Gregory Martens, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Todd Mrozinski, Matthew Presutti, Marilyn Propp, Nirmal Raja, Julia Scheckel, and Rina Yoon.Read More
Postp(own)ed is an exhibition of over 30 works and programming by Greater Milwaukee area artists whose works were not able to be completed and/or presented to the intended degree due to complications from COVID-19.
Exhibiting artists include collaborators Amie Brownfield and Troy Schoultz, Katherine Cannistra, Frank Korb, and Christine Westrich. Core programming is presented by Melissa Mursch-Rodriguez, featuring Mikey Cody Apollo and Araceli Zuniga.Read More
2020 2.0: A Year In Translation
2020 was a year full of tragedy, injustice, and emptiness; yet, in between the cabin fevers were bouts of reassessment and rebirth. Over 50 MARN CREATIVE Members presented 63 works on their own interpretation of 2020, including themes of personal ways of coping, daily rituals, social justice, COVID-19 & quarantine, privilege, family, and propaganda.Read More
Eager to begin exhibiting art during COVID-19, MARN presented Moving Forward, a two person exhibition installed across two window bays of its soon to open MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. Located on the main street of the Historic Third Ward, the public-facing windows allowed viewers to experience the installations safely from the sidewalk.Read More
2016 – 2017 MARNsalons
The 2016/17 MARNsalon program presented visiting critics Marty Pottenger, Jessica Lynne, and Edgar Endress and was generously funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl grant, PNC Bank, Harry Hoffmann Family Foundation, Merriment Social, and Sugar Maple.Read More