2021 MARNsalons

The application window for Salon 1 will open on December 28th and run through January 11.

2021 Salon Dates are:
Salon 1: week of February 1-4, 2021
Salon 2: week of April 12-15, 2021
Salon 3: week of June 7-10, 2021
Final Exhibit: Septmeber 24-Nov 2, 2021

For more details about the season click here

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. Visitors provide a critical purview focused on contemporary art and curatorial experimentation for public consideration. This purview guides a roundtable discussion, juried critiques, public events, 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. 

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 Tameka Norris, Nate Pyper, Michelle Grabner, Irene Tsatsos, Pedro Velèz, Marty Pottenger, Anne Bray, Astria Suparak, Lisa Dent, Wilhelm van Rensberg, and Pamela Fraser

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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