Into the Night

Opening: Friday, Nov 3, 2023 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Nov 3, 2023 – Jan 7, 2024

215 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202

The turn of the 20th century witnessed a surge in the creation and popularity of nocturnes and night landscapes in American art. Nocturne painting is a term coined by James Abbott McNeill Whistler to describe his painting style that depicts scenes evocative of the night and of subjects that appear in a veil of light. Whistler used the term within the title of his works to represent paintings with a dreamy mood. In broader usage, the term has come to refer to any painting of a night scene.

This group exhibition features a variety of contemporary artists, each giving their own fresh and unique take on what a nocturne means to them. The thought-provoking work ranges from traditional landscapes to figurative to a surreal still life. Participating artists include Marc AndersonDavid DunlopJeff FaustChris GrovesSusan HallJohn MacDonaldMichael Patterson, Andrew Portwood, Antwan RamarH.M. SafferDiane Washa and Shirley Cean Youngs.