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Jeffrey Clancy: Measured Misalignments

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October 17, 2019 – January 26, 2020


Developing the story of the Smith Family at the Villa Terrace is one of our primary curatorial goals at the museum. UW-Madison professor of Art in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Jeffrey Clancy, delves into this effort by examining the Villa Terrace – both objectively and anecdotally – by re-telling its stories in a way that combines facts with the artist’s idiosyncratic observations and imagined likely possibilities. His sculptures and installations reveal inherent truths about historical understanding – that the many holes in our knowledge of history are often filled with conjecture and guesswork to build a more complete picture. When you remove these fabricated elements, you are left with a surprisingly spare portrait of the past.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 17 6:00 to 8:00.

Exhibition Events

10 Nov

Hyperlocal MKE: Meaning/Reframe

November 10, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hyperlocal MKE is Milwaukee’s incubator for improvisation and interdisciplinary performance. Here they perform Meaning/Reframe in connection with our current exhibition "Measured Misalignments".

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25 Jan

Measured Misalignments Dinner with In-Season Pop-Up Restaurant

January 25, 2020 | 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

In this first-of-its-kind event, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum with In-Season Pop-Up Restaurant present a prix fixe tasting menu to mark the closing of Jeffrey Clancy's Measured Misalignments exhibition. Limited Seating - Reservations accepted through Tuesday, January 21.

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