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MARNsalon Series Updates:

Read artist, critic and 2012/13 MARNsalon III series participant Brad Fiore's essay response "A Study in Midwestern Appropriation".


What is a MARNsalon?

We thank the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for the generous support to make MARNsalons possible.

MARNsalons is a professional development program for artists, curators, critics and cultural workers in related disciplines. MARN brings national and international curators and critics to Milwaukee for MARNsalons, a series of in depth engagements with members of the local arts community. MARNsalons are organized by a committee comprised of MARN board members, advisors and staff. Advisors from leading local arts institutions are engaged for ideas and feedback on various aspects of the program. The MARNsalon committee performs an annual process to research and vet visiting curators and critics. Collaboration is sought with local arts institutions to deepen the pool of visiting curators/critics and to expand the visit for more public interaction where possible. Previous visitors have included Michelle Grabner, Irene Tsatsos, Pedro Velèz, Astria Suparak, Lisa Dent, Wilhelm van Rensberg, and Pamela Fraser

Visitors provide a critical purview focused on contemporary art and curatorial experimentation for public consideration. This purview guides a roundtable discussion, juried critiques, site visits and a presence on MARN’s website. The visitors experience is highly crafted, offering them insight on the bounty of the Milwaukee arts community, and is meant to stimulate increasing visibility of Milwaukee-based artists on a national and international scale.

Who were the 2013/14 MARNsalon visitors?

Salon I: Social Space Through Art (Purview)
with Irene Tsatsos, Lisa Dent and Astria Suparak
September 28, 2013

We are pleased to present 2013/14 MARNsalon I: Social Space Through Art with the 2012 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Jurors Irene Tsatsos, Lisa Dent and Astria Suparak who are visiting for the exhibition opening at INOVA on September 27, 2013 from 6-9pm.

Click here to learn more about this visitors. Click here to read the purview statement.

How can I be a part of MARNsalon?

All MARN members are eligible to submit an application to participate in MARNsalons. A call for entries for the next session of the 2013/14 MARNsalons will be sent out in the beginning of 2014.