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MARN Salons

Upcoming MARNsalons

MARN is proud to announce that we have received a grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary Nohl Fund as well as the Milwaukee Arts Board to help fund the 2017/18 program.



This program is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

The 2017/18 season has ended please stay tuned for announcements about the upcoming 2019/20 season of MARNsalons.

What is a MARNsalon?

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, Marty Pottenger, Anne Bray, 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.

We thank the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and the Milwaukee Arts Board for the generous support to make the 2017/18 MARNsalon series possible.

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All MARN members are eligible to submit an application to participate in MARNsalons. 
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Archived MARNsalons

2014/15 MARNsalon Series
2013/14 MARNsalon Series
2012/13 MARNsalon Archive
Testimonials from MARN members