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Upcoming MARNsalons

MARNsalons is currently on hiatus. Please check back soon for further details. Feel free to contact MARN with any questions or comments about this program:

Archived MARNsalons

2014/15 MARNsalon Series
2013/14 MARNsalon Series
MARNsalon Archive
Testimonials from MARN members

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.

How can I be a part of MARNsalons?

All MARN members are eligible to submit an application to participate in MARNsalons. Apply now!