This year's Wisconsin Triennial will open with a reception beginning at 6 pm on Friday, September 23. The exhibition will be on view in the museum's lobby, State Street Gallery, Imprint Gallery, main galleries, and rooftop sculpture garden through January 8, 2017. A cornerstone of MMoCA's exhibition programming, the Triennial captures the richness and variety of artistic expression across the state, and showcases significant themes being addressed within the contemporary art world. Visitors may see new work by artists included in previous Triennials, as well as discover emerging artists.
The 2016 Triennial will feature several site-specific sculptures and installations designed for spaces in the museum, as well as completed works transported to the museum from artists’ studios. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and video are among the media represented, reflecting the diversity of approaches artists undertake in their explorations of process and content. The included artworks will address topical issues such as the consequences of environmental destruction, the staging and representation of social and cultural identity, and the impacts of our current political and racial climate—all hallmarks of artistic concerns in the twenty-first century.
The lead corporate sponsor of the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial is BMO Private Bank.
Additional generous support has been provided by the David and Paula Kraemer Fund; Ellen Rosner and Paul J. Reckwerdt; BioSentinel INC; Future Foam; National Guardian Life Insurance; Hiebing; University Research Park; Gina and Michael Carter; Dynee and Barney Sheafor; Smith & Gesteland LLP; a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; and MMoCA Volunteers.