Miller Art Museum Exhibits Honor International Women’s Day

The Miller Art Museum will open two new exhibitions March 6 – Primary Characters: Contemporary American Realism by Ariana Vaeth and Women Telling Stories – in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8. Both will be on display through April 19.

The realist paintings of Milwaukee-based artist Ariana Vaeth focus on a personal narrative that honors interactions with those who instruct her characters. The autobiographical self-portraits are staged cinematically, with a cast of characters who reenact the cherished moments of Vaeth’s life. 

Ariana Vaeth, “Biennial Beat,” oil on canvas, 2017.

The museum will also welcome Vaeth as a guest for the eighth edition of The Studio Door – part of its 2021 Second Thursday series – set for March 11, 10:30 am, on Facebook Live.

Women Telling Stories, on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine, celebrates the work of IsAbel Beaudoin, Judith Roth, Suzanne Rose and Claire Kat Erickson. Featured Door County artist Claire Kat Erickson presents a galleria of embroidered line-drawing portraits that take a gentle, eye-to-eye look at the grace, potential and humanity of her subjects.  

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