This fall, the Milwaukee Art Museum will present 50 Paintings, a landmark survey featuring recent pieces by 50 artists working today that demonstrates the vitality and relevance of contemporary painting as a medium. Eschewing curatorial narratives and thematic groupings, 50 Paintings invites visitors to explore a wide array of artistic styles and strategies, engage in close looking, and formulate their own assessments of painting as it is practiced today. 50 Paintings will be on view in the Museum’s Bradley Family Gallery Nov. 17, 2023–June 23, 2024.
“50 Paintings celebrates the enduring vitality of painting, featuring artists who are shaping our contemporary visual culture,” said Marcelle Polednik, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. “This exhibition offers our visitors a unique opportunity to participate in dialogue about the art of our time, and in relation to the long arc of painting’s history represented in the Museum’s collection.”