Lunch & Learn: “A Creative Place: The History of Wisconsin Art”

Date:  May 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Milwaukee Catholic Home

2462 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211

Presented By: Annemarie Sawkins


After five years of research comes the firs book to encompass the 13,000-year history of art in Wisconsin, in all its richness and complexity. A Creative Place: The History of Wisconsin Art elevates art to its rightful place in the proud culture of our state. From Superior and Menomonie to Prairie du Chien and Racine, this volume presents a succession of styles and art movements in Wisconsin’s art history and makes connections to our most tumultuous periods including Wisconsin’s participation in our country’s Civil War and two World Wars as well as the struggle for civil rights. Join us first for a delicious lunch in our dining room, followed by this interesting presentation by co-author Annemarie Sawkins on her new book and career.  On the menu: Tomato Bisque Soup, Garden Salad with Grilled Salmon or Chicken & Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette, ending with Mini Cheesecake with Berries. Lunch is at noon and the talk at 1:30 p.m.

Registration Temporarily Offline.

About the Presenter

Annemarie Sawkins is a Milwaukee-based-curator, art historian, and recent co-author of A Creative Place: The History of Wisconsin Art (2021), Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia (2014, and More or Less: The History of Burlesque in America from Lydia Thompson to Amber Ray (2015) and traveled exhibitions to museums across the United States. From 1999 to 2012, she was the curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University.

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