MARN’s Gallery, located within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB, strives to build a cultural space that supports both its members and the overarching community through projects, exhibitions, and events that push the boundaries of a ‘traditional white box gallery’. The mission of the gallery is to serve as a platform for amplifying artists who are bold, collaborative, and representative of the robust Southeast Wisconsin art community. 

Run by Gallery Director Riley Niemack in collaboration with the Curatorial Advisory Committee.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

MARN is pleased to present The Further We Reach, The Closer We See, an exhibition running November 19, 2022 to January 22, 2023 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.

The exhibition features the work of 30 visual art CREATIVE level MARN members located in Southeast Wisconsin. Juried in collaboration with Elio Garcia, each artwork selected individually responds to the following exhibition prompt: to visualize a greater understanding of our lived reality, memory, human history, and environment by indexing the past, present, and future. 

From Paleolithic cave paintings, early studies of the cosmos, to incised rock petroglyphs, humans have documented our experiences in many forms and mediums throughout history. As we strive to better understand what we call “life”, we are often asked to reach beyond what is in the forefront of our “view” and instead be cognizant of what was, while considering what is to come. Through this acknowledgement, we can recognize our futures are contingent on our pasts and presents. And that these states are all, to a degree, interwoven.

Listen to Curator, Elio Garcia and Gallery Director, Riley Niemack discuss the new exhibition, “The Further We Reach, the Closer We See”

Exhibiting Artists: 

Visit our Calendar for more details & upcoming events!


Past Exhibitions: 

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

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

MARN’s upcoming exhibition will include a Call for Art to eligible MARNmember tiers! 

Stay tuned for more details.

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.

Ways to Engage

Frequently Asked Questions

Does MARN accept unsolicited exhibition 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 riley@marnarts.org with any of your MARN Gallery questions.