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Look Here!

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June 28, 2018 – September 16, 2018

(Happening Now)

Look Here! is a collaboration between the UWM Libraries and artists from RedLine Milwaukee and the UWM Peck School of the Arts. Organized by Ann Hanlon, Marc Tasman, and Max Yela, the project asks artists to create works that reimagine, transform, and engage with the Libraries' unique archival, special, and digital collections in ways that bring new light and creative perspectives to these rare and unique materials.

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. |  Free Admission

Participating Artists
Jake Hill, Madeline Martin, Jill Sebastian, Dara Larson, Cynthia Hayes, Nirmal Raja, Marc Tasman, Clayton Haggarty, Anja Sieger, Melissa Wagner-Lawler, Stephanie Copoulos-Selle, Laj Waghray, Rebecca Holderness, and Andrew Miller. 

More about Look Here! — including interviews with the artists — is available here.

Walk and Talk Series
Join representatives from UWM Libraries' distinctive collectons along with artists in Look Here! as they discuss their work in the show, their approach to the Look Here! project, and the Libraries' perspective on the benefits of the collaborative process. Free for UWM faculty, staff, students and those paying general admission to the museum. 

Milwaukee Digital: Reinterpreting Local Spaces
July 5, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Abigail Nye, Head of UWM Archives, Ann Hanlon, Head of UWM Libraries' Digital Collections, joins Look Here! artists Marc Tasman, Clayton Haggarty, and Jake Hill.

Maps and Artifacts: Mining the Collections of the American Geographical Society Library
August 1, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. 
Marcy Bidney, Curator of American Geographical Society Library, joins Look Here! artists Jill Sebastian, Nirmal Raja, Anja Notanja Sieger, Madeline Martin.

The Contents of Books: Reprocessing Pattern and Image
August 8, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Max Yela, Head of UWM Libraries Special Collections, joins Look Here! artists Laj Waghray, Melissa Wagner-Lawler, and Stephanie Copoulos-Selle. 

Curatorial Walk-Throughs
Guided tours of the exhibition with a member of our curatorial staff.

July 26,  6:00 p.m.
August 8, 1:00 p.m.
August 23, 6:00 p.m. Thursday Night in the Garden follows.
September 5, 1:00 p.m. 

Exhibition Events

28 Jun

Look Here! Opening Reception

June 28, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join Senior Curator Shana McCaw, Head, Digital Collections and Initiatives and DH Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ann Hanlon, Head of Special Collections, Max Yela, and participating artist Marc Tasman for the opening of Look Here!

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5 Jul

Walk and Talk Series

July 05, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Milwaukee Digital: Reinterpreting Local Spaces and Places Abigail Nye, head of UWM Archives, Ann Hanlon, head of UWM Libraries Digital Collections, and Look Here! artists Marc Tasman, Clayton Haggerty, and Jake Hill

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15 Jul

Family Program: Traditional Korean Drumming

July 15, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Learn about traditional Korean drumming from instructor Saehee Chang, who is featured in Look Here! artist Laj Waghray’s short film in the exhibition.

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1 Aug

“Look Here!” Walk & Talk Series

August 01, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

“Maps and Artifacts: Mining the Collections of the American Geographical Society Library.” Marcy Bidney, curator of the American Geographical Society Library, joins “Look Here!” artists Jill Sebastian, Nirmal Raja, Anja Notanja Sieger, and Madeline Martin.

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8 Aug

“Look Here!” Curatorial Walk-Through

August 08, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of "Look Here!" by a member of our curatorial staff.

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8 Aug

“Look Here!” Walk & Talk Series

August 08, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

"The Contents of Books: Reprocessing Pattern and Image.” Max Yela, head of UWM Libraries Special Collections, joins “Look Here!” artists Laj Waghray, Melissa Wagner-Lawler, and Stephanie Copoulos-Selle.

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23 Aug

“Look Here!” Curatorial Walk-Through

August 23, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of "Look Here!" by a member of our curatorial staff.

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29 Aug

Film Screening: On Hands by Laj Waghray

August 29, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a full viewing of Laj Waghray’s 75-minute film On Hands, made for the Look Here! Project, currently showing at Villa Terrace!

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5 Sep

“Look Here!” Curatorial Walk-Through

September 05, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of "Look Here!" by a member of our curatorial staff.

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9 Sep

Sopra Mare: A Performance by Rebecca Holderness and Andrew Miller

September 09, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

A live performative reading of a selection of fictional letters along with music from Holderness and Miller’s installation in Look Here!. The performance features Angela Ianonne and other well-known Milwaukee actors. Performance starts at 6:00 p.m.

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