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Exhibitions and Events

Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams

June 17 - October 8, 2023

Explore sculptures by Auguste Rodin through one of the most extensive exhibitions of the artist’s works ever shown in Wisconsin as well as the largest installation of sculptures presented in the Paine’s history.

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Tom Uttech: One With Nature

February 11 - May 21, 2023

Explore more than two dozen photographs and a selection of paintings by renowned Wisconsin artist Tom Uttech, whose work is inspired by his pilgrimages deep into the remote wilderness and has been been described as Magic Realism.

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The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark

August 8 - October 30, 2022

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

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Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence

February 19 - May 22, 2022

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

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Paperweights in Bloom: Selections from the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass

February 19 - May 22, 2022

"Paperweights in Bloom" highlights more than fifty antique, vintage, and contemporary glass paperweights from the collection of Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah.

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

June 26 - October 10, 2021

100 pairs of shoes from Stuart Weitzman's collection show how shoes have transcended their utilitarian purpose to become objects of design, desire, and meaning.

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Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

February 8 - August 30, 2020

More than 75 rare, vintage lithographs, original drawings, books, and advertising ephemera represent the broad range of Alphonse Mucha’s work.

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Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

June 22 - September 22, 2019

Celebrate the impact of women on art jewelry with more than 200 exquisite works that pushed the boundaries of jewelry design in the early 20th century.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

June 23 - September 23, 2018

The Paine presents more than 60 Tiffany works of technical brilliance, endless creativity, and inspiration from nature.

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Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell

June 17 - October 29, 2017

"Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell" introduces Kirsty Mitchell's fantastical photographs to American museum audiences, featuring large-scale artworks accompanied by videos documenting the artist’s creative process.

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