As part of the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB, MARN is pleased to introduce its very own Gallery and Exhibition Hall – a highly anticipated development for the organization. 

Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a 135 inch projection screen, dedicated sound system, 10’ high modular walls, and high-tech lighting, lending itself to a transformative space fit to host a variety of innovative exhibitions, panel discussions, performances, events and more. 
Run by Gallery Director Riley Niemack in collaboration with the Curatorial Advisory Committee.


“Me and the Mountain”

Exploring Isolation and Finding Mindfulness by Painting through the Pandemic

April 16 – June 5, 2022

MARN is excited to present “Me and the Mountain” – Exploring Isolation and Finding Mindfulness by Painting through the Pandemic – an exhibition running April 16 to June 5, featuring an immersive installation of local artist Daniel Fleming’s “Pandemic Painting Series”. 

“Me and the Mountain” showcases large-scale, expressive paintings encapsulating an introspective meditation of Fleming’s journey of living within the COVID-19 pandemic. Fleming’s “Pandemic Paintings” document the artist’s free-flowing stream of consciousness. Like diary entries, these serve as responses to the ongoing, unfolding, and uncontrollable situations endured. In Fleming’s words he approached each painting “as one might scribble their thoughts in a private book without notation or concern for a connecting thread. . . a rapid-fire expression of impulse, anxieties, and ongoing attempts at understanding as each day passes.” 

Viewers are invited to walk amongst unstretched paintings strung between columns, mimicking the chaos and confined feelings Fleming experienced over the course of the last two years in his small studio. Traditionally hung stretched paintings surround the installation in the perimeter of the gallery and allude to the calm within the uncontrollable storm. 

The “Me and the Mountain” was selected through MARN’s March 2022 Request for Exhibition Proposals, an exhibition funded in part by the gracious donation of Kathy Mykleby. 

More about the artist: 

Daniel Fleming grew up in Rochester Minnesota and attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design from 2006-2010, graduating with a major in Communication Design and a concentration in painting. Despite his academic design background and career, he has consistently taken part in the art community both local and nationwide, with a few artworks traveling internationally. He has been represented by various galleries throughout the years, taken part in countless shows, and continues to create and develop projects daily. Throughout the last 10 years he has created over 1000 paintings and individual artworks. Fleming currently works with Scout Gallery in Milwaukee.

Join us: 

Saturday, April 16 (5:30-7:30PM) for the Opening Reception

Friday, April 22 (5-9PM) for the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Night 

Saturday, April 23 (10-4PM) for the Historic Third Ward’s Gallery Day

Friday, May 13 (5-7PM) for a Visual Journal Making Workshop

Saturday, May 24 (1:30-3:30PM) for Live Painting by Daniel Fleming

For more exhibition programming visit our Calendar.

MARN was pleased to invite the public to the “Me and the Mountain” Opening Reception Saturday, April 16th, from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202). Guests enjoyed offerings from Coffee + Wine by Interval’s recently released seasonal menu, live music by Alternative R&B Singer Felix Ramsey, and remarks from the exhibiting artist, Daniel Fleming.


Stay tuned for more info!

2022 Exhibitions List: 

The MARN Gallery and Exhibition Hall currently has 5 exhibitions per year. All open calls for art and requests for proposals can be found on our Opportunities for Artists Page. Follow our social media, MARN News, and MARNforum for exhibition and call announcements.

MARN Open Call to the Public Exhibition

MARN Partnership Exhibition

MARN Programming Exhibition

MARN Members Exhibitiona benefit to MARN’s CREATIVE, CREATIVE Student and CREATIVE Business Members

For more Upcoming Events and Exhibitions visit our Calendar

Past Exhibitions: 

MARN is humbled to support and host exhibitions in our state-of-the-art Gallery within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. Browse the ARCHIVE to learn more about past exhibitions and programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does MARN accept unsolicited exchibition proposals?

No, MARN currently only accepts exhibition proposals through Open Calls and Request for Proposals. For a full list of current artist opportunities at MARN, visit our Opportunities for Artists.

What are the dimensions of MARN’s Gallery?

MARN’s designated gallery space is approximately 1,000 square feet with 10’ high modular walls, which can be re-configured for each exhibition and / or event. Download a floor plan with Gallery dimensions here.

What type of special installation and/or exhibition presentation amenities does MARN have?

MARN has three 50 inch monitors on TV carts, three 4K resolution media players, six pedestals, 10’ high modular, reconfigurable walls, cable and rail hanging systems covering the brick walls, a 135” projection screen, and dimmable / spot to flood lighting. We are always open to new and innovative ideas for the presentation of your work!

Further inquiries?

Email with any of your MARN Gallery questions.