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The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships For Individual Artists 2019 And 2020

June 10 July 31

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists program annually awards unrestricted funds to emerging and established local artists to support the creation of new work, or the completion of work in progress. Since 2003, the program has made a significant investment in the greater Milwaukee arts community, encouraging artists to live and make work here. The Fellowships also create—through the jurying process and culminating exhibition—an opportunity to promote local artistic production to a national audience.

This group exhibition features the work of the 2019 and 2020 Nohl Fellows. During their respective fellowship years, the artists in both cohorts remained committed to their practices despite the climate of uncertainty and devastation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Nohl Fellow ultimately exhibited work virtually on the Haggerty Museum of Art’s Google Arts & Culture site. While the online exhibition platform provided the opportunity to contextualize work in new and interesting ways, and to extend the reach of the Museum’s programming, it was no substitute for direct engagement with works of art. The Haggerty is delighted to present this group of artists with the exhibition opportunity that was always intended for them.

The 2019 Fellows were chosen from a field of 159 applicants by a panel of three jurors: Dean Daderko, then Curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, now independent curator; Janet Dees, Steven and Lisa Munster Tananbaum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; and Jessica S. Hong, then Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, now Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Toledo Museum of Art.

The 2020 Fellows were chosen from a field of 151 applicants by a panel of three jurors:  Kimberli Gant, then McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, now Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum; Ashley James, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York; and Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA.

The Nohl Fellowship program is administered in collaboration with the Lynden.This exhibition was curated by Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Emilia Layden. 

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