Milwaukee Art Museum

50 Paintings, on view through June 23, highlights works created by international artists, including GaHee Park, Amy Sherald, Cinga Samson, Cecily Brown, and Peter Barrickman, within the last five years. 

The exhibit is free for members to tour and included with general museum admission.

Co-curated by Margaret Andera, senior curator of contemporary art at the Museum, and Michelle Grabner, artist, curator and Crown Family Professor of Art and Chair of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, the exhibition showcases the wide range and relevance of painting as an art medium and gives visitors the opportunity to learn about current artistic trends.

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Next Act

Next Act Theatre presents the Midwest debut of Heidi Armbruster’s one-woman play Scarecrow, sponsored by Bob Balderson, Feb. 23-March 17.

Written by and starring Armbruster and directed by former longtime Milwaukee Rep member Laura Gordon (The Revolutionists, Motherhood Out Loud), the humorous and poignant autobiographical play tells the story of a big-city actress who finds herself back home at her family’s dairy farm in Wisconsin after the loss of her father.

Milwaukee-based actor Armbruster has appeared in Time Stands Still on Broadway and the Lincoln Center’s production of Disgraced, along with television shows and films including Manifest, Younger, Evil, and Pose.

Previews of Scarecrow will be held Feb. 21-22, and the theatre will host a Pay What You Can performance March 11. 

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