The Miller Art Museum is opening two exhibitions June 3 and will kick them off during a reception set for June 2, 5:30-7 pm, with light refreshments and live music by Craig Schultz and Mike Miller.
One exhibit, Expanding Perspectives by Mauree Childress presents 35 pieces by Milwaukee-based artist Mauree Childress, whose work magnifies issues of social equity for women and people living with disabilities. As a person living with a physical disability, these two subjects are the focus of the artist’s sustained activism.
Childress’ Strong Women series, featured in the main gallery, presents paintings that highlight women who have contributed to making a difference. A collection of works in the west gallery on the main floor depicts day-to-day experiences through the lens of people living with disabilities.
Visitors can also view Door County through the Eyes of Joseph Friebert and Betsy Ritz Friebert on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine. The exhibit encompasses peninsula scenes by Joseph Friebert (1908-2002) and his wife, Betsy Ritz Friebert (1910-1963).
Joseph Friebert – widely considered to be one of Wisconsin’s most influential artists – is best known for his Social Realist compositions depicting the human condition and the plight of the Midwestern, urban industrial workers of the 1930s and 1940s.
The exhibit also honors a donation of several Friebert artworks to the museum’s permanent collection through the generosity of the Joseph and Betsy Ritz Friebert Family Partnership.