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Gallery Hours

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday:
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1501 S. Layton Blvd. | Milwaukee, WI 53215


Upcoming Exhibits

“The Accumulation of Acts”
Andrea and Daniel Burkholder

June 10 – August 5, 2018

June 10:  Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

This installation of moving sculpture involves Andrea and Daniel Burkholder’s use of video, theatrical sets, interactive technology, and live action to juxtapose enduring places within communities and the challenges of spaces that are always in flux. The concept relates to questions around establishing roots in a place, or one’s relationship to that place. Their piece titled 1x1 is about Milwaukee residents divided by highways, waterways, and political/economic choices. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, performers will build and alter that installation, exploring their everchanging relationship to the space and, thereby, each other—reflecting today’s shifting communities and social interactions. 



Egypt: A Personal View
“Egypt: A Personal View”
Bill Lemke

August 19 – October 14, 2018

August 19:  Opening Reception 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

Through images captured during his trips to Egypt between 1985 and 1992, Lemke presents a personal view on another place and time.  Lemke’s black and white photographs tell the stories of the people he encountered, expressing their joy and pride as well as sorrow.  Lemke also aims to present the lives of those in another country/culture that he found alternately run parallel and in contrast to his own.  Encouraging viewers to look for similarities and the good in others is also part of his intent for this body of work. 



Day of the Dad Exhibition 2018

“El Dia de Los Muertos”

October 28 – November 11, 2018

Opening Reception:  Sunday, October 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.

Alfons Gallery will again present an interactive installation for this year’s Day of the Dead cultural celebration.



Creche Cultures 2018

“Crèche Culture”

December 3 – January 6, 2019

No Opening Reception

Alfons Gallery’s annual exhibition of its collection of over 100 crèches from around the world will be presented alongside related artwork by School Sisters of St. Francis’ artists dating back to the late 19th century.