Upcoming Exhibitions

Do Not Bleach: Stephanie Brown

June 8-October 20, 2019

Through a series of mixed media installations, Do Not Bleach expresses and encourages melanin love, whether one is dark-skinned, light-skinned, or somewhere in between. The show will also feature a selfie interactive where visitors are encouraged to try on one of her signature “Do Not Bleach” t-shirts and take a photo. Shirts will be available for purchase in the Appleton Store and are part of Brown’s public art campaign that allows people to advocate for their melanin.

Brown is a Jamaican descendant born and raised in south Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design and has recently completed her master’s degree in interdisciplinary arts and museum studies certificate from the University of Michigan.

Urban Chatter:
Sharon Kerry-Harlan

June 8-October 20, 2019

Using thread and sun-baked cloth, “the density of contemporary city living,” provides the inspiration for Kerry-Harlan’s Urban Chatter series. The figures and faces seem to meld contemporary cartooning, abstraction, African sculptures and ritual masks among mid-century urban music references. Born in Miami, the artist splits her time between Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Hollywood, Florida. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University and studied art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Florida Impressions:
Relief Prints by Leslie Peebles

July 21, 2019-January 12, 2020

Leslie Peebles is an ardent environmentalist and naturalist who connects her audience to the flora and fauna of Florida. Our state’s vanishing wilderness, from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp, has become a big source of inspiration for Leslie’s work. Her primary medium is printmaking; wood-cut and lino-cut relief print, letterpress and collagraph.

Gallery Talk with Leslie Peebles
Thursday, August 29, 2 p.m.

Free for Appleton members; included with regular admission fee for nonmembers.

Across the Atlantic:
American Impressionism Through the French Lens

November 2, 2019-January 5, 2020

Drawn mostly from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, this exhibition explores the path to Impressionism through the 19th century in France. The show examines the sometimes complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed.

More than 65 paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the “new style” of painting which developed at the end of the 19th century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life, including both urban and rural settings.

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens is organized by the Reading Public Museum, Reading, Pennsylvania.