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Mestiere Biennale 2023

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Contemporary Craft in Greater Milwaukee

April 06, 2023 – August 13, 2023

mestiere [mesˈtjɛre] SM (: artigianale) craft

The Villa Terrace Art Museum invites you to experience the inaugural “Mestiere Biennale,” a juried craft and decorative arts exhibition highlighting five Greater Milwaukee artists who exhibit mastery in their discipline. The exhibition builds upon the legacy of craft and decorative arts in Wisconsin. Presenting contemporary takes on historic craft and celebrating craft as artmaking, “Mestiere” highlights the continued relevance of craft to our lives and to art.

Free Opening Reception Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 6 — 8 p.m.

Member Preview from 5 — 6 p.m.

Opening Remarks at 6:30 p.m


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Exhibition Events

6 Apr

Mestiere Biennale Member Preview

April 06, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Members get an exclusive hour to preview our inaugural "Mestiere Biennale" ahead of the public reception. Beat the crowd. Become a member.

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6 Apr

Mestiere Biennale Opening Reception

April 06, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for opening reception of our inaugural "Mestiere Biennale," highlighting contemporary craft in Greater Milwaukee. It's free.

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13 Jul

Mestiere Biennale Artist Panel

July 13, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of the state of craft in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin with the artists of "Mestiere" July 13.

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