Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Tom Uttech: One With Nature

February 11, 2023 to May 21, 2023

This exhibition presents dozens of photographs and a selection of celebrated landscape paintings by renowned Wisconsin artist Tom Uttech.

Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams

June 17, 2023 to October 8, 2023

Visitors can immerse themselves in the works of Auguste Rodin through more than 40 examples of the artist’s bronzes, including nine life-size statues.

Past Exhibitions

The Paine has a long history of presenting exceptional exhibitions spanning classical to contemporary art. A selection of recent highlights is featured below.

The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark

August 8, 2022 to October 30, 2022

Wander through the Paine Art Center and Gardens estate during this nighttime exhibition of mesmerizing, illuminated sculptures within spectacularly lit indoor and outdoor environments.

HYBYCOZO Sculptures in Daylight

August 5, 2022 to October 30, 2022

View the striking HYBYCOZO sculptures during daytime throughout the Paine mansion and gardens.

Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

February 19, 2022 to May 22, 2022

This dazzling exhibition showcases a new form of bead art, the “ndwango,” developed by a community of women working together in South Africa.

Paperweights in Bloom

February 19, 2022 to May 22, 2022

"Paperweights in Bloom" highlights more than fifty antique, vintage, and contemporary glass paperweights, and is on view at the Paine Art Center and Gardens February 19-May 22, 2022.

Red and brown high heel shoes

Star-Studded Soles: Autographed Shoes Courtesy of Britton’s Walk-Over Footwear

June 26, 2021 to October 10, 2021

This diverse, private collection of autographed celebrity shoes has been assembled over the past decade by Britton’s Walk-Over Footwear, located on Main Street in Oshkosh.

Colorful slingback shoes with beaded details

Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes

June 26, 2021 to October 10, 2021

Featuring 100 pairs of shoes from iconic designer Stuart Weitzman's extensive private collection, the exhibition shows how shoes have transcended their utilitarian purpose to become objects of design, desire, and meaning.

Artist work in gallery with blue walls

The Other Side: An Installation by Jennifer Angus

February 6, 2021 to May 30, 2021

Experience a fantastical art installation by Jennifer Angus encompassing the Paine's Main Gallery. The immersive, awe-inspiring environment features thousands of insects carefully arranged in ornamental patterns on the walls and numerous intriguing sculptures within the room.

Photo of black silhouetted tree against a pink and blue sunset


September 29, 2020 to October 25, 2020

For this exhibition presented in the Paine’s Main Gallery and an online gallery, Gretchen Herrmann selected more than 80 photographs from thousands she has taken during evening walks through local landscapes. The images on view convey the spectrum of her experiences as well as the peace and beauty she wishes to share with others.

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Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau (Extended)

February 8, 2020 to August 30, 2020

Originally scheduled to end in May, the exhibition has now been extended through August. The exhibition features more than 75 rare, vintage lithographs, original drawings, books, and advertising ephemera that represent the broad range of Alphonse Mucha’s work.

Treasures from the R. Harder Gallery of Gems & Minerals

June 22, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Complementing the Maker & Muse exhibition of art jewelry, throughout the summer the Paine’s Gothic Gallery will feature a spectrum of fascinating gems and minerals from the R. Harder Gallery at Jewelers Mutual.


Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

June 22, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry celebrates the impact of women on art jewelry June 22-September 22, 2019.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

March 17, 2019 to March 24, 2019

Through a week-long ritual in the Paine’s Conservatory, Tibetan monks will meticulously create a sacred Mandala with millions of grains of colorful sand. The week also includes related lectures, daily meditation, interfaith programs, and art making activities.

Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion

February 9, 2019 to May 19, 2019

Featuring a selection of photographs and narratives from Phil Borges's "Tibetan Portrait," this exhibition shares the compelling stories of Tibetan individuals—from nomads of the remote Himalayas to the Dalai Lama himself.

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

June 23, 2018 to September 23, 2018

During the summer of 2018, the Paine presents an exhibition of more than sixty extraordinary objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including lamps, windows, vases and decorative objects, from the Driehaus Collection. In addition, 15 Tiffany lamps are presented throughout the rooms of the Paine mansion.

Masterpieces of the Valley

February 10, 2018 to May 27, 2018

In early 2018, the walls of the Paine’s Main Gallery are filled with a “Salon-style” exhibition of exceptional artworks from the collections of the Paine and local institutions.

Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell

June 17, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Featuring a selection of large-scale artworks accompanied by videos documenting the artist’s creative process, this exhibition is the first to introduce Kirsty Mitchell's fantastical photographs to American museum audiences.

Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs

June 17, 2017 to October 22, 2017

The Gothic Gallery features a selection of finely painted Russian imperial porcelain Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.

Paintings by Craig Blietz

February 11, 2017 to May 28, 2017

Paintings of farm animals and rural imagery by Wisconsin artist Craig Blietz on view February 11 through May 28, 2017.

Sculptures by Gary J. Eigenberger

May 7, 2016 to October 16, 2016

The Paine's Gothic Gallery features an exhibition of masterful carved bird sculptures by Green Bay artist Gary Eigenberger.

Audubon’s Birds of America

May 7, 2016 to October 16, 2016

The Paine presents original first-edition, large-format prints from John James Audubon's iconic and beloved "Birds of America" series.

Joye Moon Watercolors

February 6, 2016 to April 17, 2016

This exhibition features exuberant paintings by Joye Moon, a nationally recognized and award-winning watercolor artist.

Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

June 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015

This stunning exhibition includes 36 period costumes and a fashion overview from the first four seasons of the acclaimed PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®.

Tiffany Lamps and Vintage Accessories

June 20, 2015 to October 11, 2015

The Paine presents extraordinary displays of original Tiffany lamps throughout the mansion’s period rooms and vintage accessories in the upstairs Gothic Gallery.

Winslow Homer In America

February 14, 2015 to May 31, 2015

This major exhibition features 125 wood engravings by one of America's most beloved artists, nineteenth-century painter and printmaker Winslow Homer.

Matisse as Printmaker

June 28, 2014 to October 19, 2014

An exhibition showcasing the full range of Matisse's printmaking techniques and subjects through 63 etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, and linocuts.

Chihuly Venetians

May 11, 2013 to October 13, 2013

From the George R. Stroemple Collection this stunning presentation features 47 vessels, 12 drawings, and 1 "chandelier" in the Venetian style.

Ansel Adams: Masterworks

June 22, 2012 to October 21, 2012

From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA this exhibition features 48 of the artist’s most iconic photographs

William Merritt Chase: Family Portraits

June 11, 2011 to October 9, 2011

William Merritt Chase: Family Portraits is the first exhibition to highlight the acclaimed artist’s exquisite paintings of his wife and children.

Norman Rockwell: American Imagist

June 5, 2010 to October 3, 2010

This monumental exhibition features the complete collection of 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post covers and offers visitors the rare opportunity to view more than twenty original oil paintings and studies by Rockwell’s hand.

Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography from George Eastman House Collections

June 6, 2009 to October 18, 2009

Featuring over a hundred iconic images, spanning more than 150 years of photography, this exhibition dramatically illustrates our country's landscape, people, and historic events.

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum

January 31, 2009 to May 17, 2009

This exhibition features twenty-six original paintings, drawings, and sculptures by famed American artist Frederic Remington.

A Seurat painting of a woman sitting on grass near a lake

The Impressionist Figure: Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

May 10, 2008 to October 12, 2008

This exceptional exhibition features depictions of the human form in French art from the 1850s through the turn of the 20th century.

Red dress called Dangerous Liasions from the Fashion in Film exhibit

Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen

May 12, 2007 to September 30, 2007

Featuring thirty-six period costumes worn by movie stars in major motion pictures.

Stripes of square color in Mary Lee Bendolph Strips and strings, 2003 Cotton

Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Bend Quilts, and Beyond

January 20, 2007 to April 15, 2007

These amazing quilts by a community of African American women in Alabama have captured the art world’s admiration and acclaim, with recent exhibitions at major museums across the nation praising their strikingly innovative and boldly colored, abstract designs.

Detail of a Tiffany lamp

Electric Tiffany

June 8, 2006 to October 8, 2006

This extraordinary exhibition features fifty original lamps created by the studios of renowned American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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