The Union Art Gallery at UW-Milwaukee opens the Foundations XIII: Identity exhibit on April 6 and will conclude the weeklong celebration of personal identity on April 13.
The foundations program in the UW-M Department of Art and Design provides all first-year visual art students with a broad background in basic drawing, 2-D and 3-D concepts and the digital arts.
It also provides an understanding of contemporary art practice and exposure to various academic major options.
Each year the foundations area chooses a theme around which instructors may link assignments and readings. This year’s theme is “identity.”
“Identity, with its complexity and layers, has been a topic that artists and designers have investigated in their work for centuries,” a news release said. “Our individual identity and how it is formed, our identity within a family, a group, a vocation, a culture, all have a strong impact on who we are, what we believe and how we live our lives day to day.”
Students are exploring this theme using a variety of media and approaches.
The gallery is on the campus level of the union.
For more, visit unionartgallery.uwm.edu.