The Other Side: An Installation by Jennifer Angus

February 6, 2021 to May 30, 2021

On view through May, Madison-based artist Jennifer Angus created a dramatic, site-specific art installation in the Paine’s Main Gallery. Using exotic insects as her medium, Angus designs elaborate geometric patterns and narratives comprised of thousands of preserved specimens to explore themes of beauty, ornamentation, natural history collections, the relationship between humans and insects, and the important role insects play in ecosystems. 

Her installation at the Paine encompasses the Main Gallery with carefully arranged insects on the walls and intriguing sculptures and furniture within the room. A complimentary exhibition of artworks by Angus is on view in the Gothic Gallery. A professor of design studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Angus has exhibited her work at museums and galleries around the world and has authored a fantasy novel and several short stories related to the insect world.

Arts hammers pin through insect onto blue gallery walls
Photo by Weston Imaging
Artist arranging draws of cabinet
View of art gallery will blue walls and sculptures of houses

On View by Reservation

February 6-May 30, 2021
Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

$9 Adult, $5 Youth
 Free for Children (ages 4 and under)
 Free for Paine Members

Admission includes viewing the exhibition, mansion and gardens.

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Safety Measures and Guidelines 

The Paine has implemented safety and cleaning protocols to address the risk of the coronavirus. All staff wear face masks and frequently touched surfaces are routinely disinfected. In addition, we request that all guests wear a face mask or covering and maintain social distance from visitors not in your group. If you are unable to wear a mask, we ask that you delay your visit until the risk of the pandemic recedes. We encourage you to review all of our safety guidelines before visiting.

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The Paine Art Center and Gardens is located at 1410 Algoma Boulevard in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Visitors may park in a parking lot on Algoma Boulevard located next to the Paine mansion, which offers accessible parking spaces and a drop off area near the entrance gate. Visitors may also park along the street on Algoma Boulevard and Congress Avenue. An overflow parking lot is available on Elmwood Avenue.

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11:00 am–4:00 pm