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Miller Art Museum

The Miller Art Museum is home to the world’s largest public collection of artworks by lauded imaginary realist Gerhard CF Miller, a locally beloved and nationally recognized artist and, historically, the most influential artist Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula has known. The museum is Door County’s year-round center for exhibition, education and creative enrichment in the visual arts and the Peninsula’s only fine art museum, housing a dynamic growing permanent collection of art from Wisconsin artists 20th century to present.  The collection includes more than 125 works by museum founder Gerhard CF Miller, paintings, and works on paper—photographs, prints and drawings.  In addition to the collection works, the Museum is also home to a newly established and evolving education collection that includes sketchbooks, artist books, prints and personal effects. The Museum’s main galleries and second floor Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine features regularly changing exhibitions, embracing a wide range of subjects and media, both historic and contemporary; the second floor Gerhard CF Miller wing surveys the extraordinary life and work of Gerhard CF Miller, the Museum’s namesake.

The Miller Art Museum’s collection is home to more than 1,250 works at present by regional and American masters such as Roy Mason, Pablo Picasso, John Colt, Charles Peterson, James Ingwersen, Alicia Czechowski, R. Charles Lyons, Theodore Czebotar, Malin Ekman, John Wilde, Sandra Martinez, Ferdinand Hotz, Schomer Lichtner, Ruth Grotenrath, Craig Blietz and many more. Permanent collection works are exhibited on a rotating basis.

M3: Miller Art Museum Education Space

Launching at the end of March 2022, M3 is a new satellite education space of the Miller Art Museum located at 142 S. 3rd Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay providing the museum with an active education space for the visual arts that invites engagement, conversation and creative exchange. Centrally, the space will serve as a multifunctional community art space with myriad opportunities to foster creative thinking, ignite creativity, and encourage experimentation and dialogue.

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Dome House Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency

The Dome House Al & Mickey Quinlan Artist Residency invites Midwest-based emerging and mid-career artists to Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula to reside for an 8-week period at the Dome House. Specifically, the program aims to give artists working in the fine art mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and other mediums the space and support to create work in an inspiring and unique location, in addition to providing opportunities for public access to an artist at work. This year, one artist will be selected for an 8-week residency August 15 - October 9, 2022. Applications are open through Saturday, April 30, 2022. For guidelines, or for more information about the residency program and the Dome House, visit millerartmuseum.org.

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