Miller Art Museum and Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art Team Up

“The Making of an Artist: Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art” opens on Saturday, March 1, at the Miller Art Museum. The Miller, in collaboration with the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art, explores the philosophy and process of art study in an atelier, or art studio, setting. A reception that afternoon from 3 – 4:30 presents the opportunity to mingle and visit with many of the academy’s nineteen students as well as academy instructors. The exhibit, where one large section depicts an actual student work station, recreating the work space of a hardworking academy student, continues through April 15.

What are the learning and teaching techniques used to train an artist in this setting, and how is that different from other fine art training? Who chooses to study in an art atelier and what does their work look like? And how does the Kewaunee Academy relate to 19th century ateliers and to the growing number of other ateliers established in recent years? This exhibit focuses on all of these issues as it explores the 12 learning stations each student works through, the importance of working with a live model and with plaster casts. And it includes the study of sculpture that has recently been added to the academy’s curriculum.

The Miller Art Museum is located within the Door County Library at 107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Museum hours are Monday 10 am – 8 pm, Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Admission is free; the museum is fully accessible. This exhibit is sponsored by DC Printing, LLC, Martha Cherry Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, County of Door/City of Sturgeon Bay, Sustaining Members & Volunteers of the Miller Art Museum.