Fine & Performing Arts

Little Shop of Horrors Production photo

Art

The UWM at Waukesha campus art collection consists of more than 300 objects purchased by or donated to the university since the late 1960s. The works in this collection represent a variety of different media types including graphic arts, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, and photographs primarily since 1950. Since 2010, the UWM at Waukesha Library and Art Department have collaborated to present the Annual Art Student Purchase Award which recognizes some of the most talented and promising art students on our campus. These and other works can be found around campus as well as in the Library.

The Fine Arts Gallery holds four exhibitions annually featuring various media from artists throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest including an annual student exhibition held in spring.

The Art Club provides students stress free fun, in a non-judgmental environment to express their emotions through various projects and art trips.

The UWM at Waukesha Field Station, a 92-acre property that features prairie restoration, also houses a classroom building and a ceramic studio with two outdoor wood fired kilns.

For more information about the art department and gallery, contact Senior Art Lecturer, Timothy Booth.

Music

Music ensembles at UWM at Waukesha include both students and community members. The Windy Hill Handbell Choir, Symphonic Band and Choir meet regularly and perform twice each semester.

For more information about music ensembles, contact Craig Hurst, Music Professor.

Theatre

The Lunt-Fontanne Ensemble has been producing plays on campus at UWM at Waukesha since 1966. To date, 120 productions have been mounted with hundreds of students acting on stage or helping behind the scenes. Many students have gone on to have careers in the arts. We continue to grow as a theatre department with the goal of giving students an opportunity to explore both classic and contemporary works. Students as well as community members have the opportunity to participate in any of the 3-4 shows produced in the 330 seat Lunt-Fontanne Theatre each season. You need not be a theatre major to get involved! All students (regardless of academic major) as well as community members are encouraged to get involved! 

One full production is scheduled during the fall and spring semester. In the summer months, a full stage musical in collaboration with the Music Department is usually planned. Area youth from the community are engaged with a Children’s Theatre production.

Opportunities to act or work as a member of the production team (costume, lights, set, sound, PR) are available to all.

For more information, please contact Steven Decker, Associate Professor of Communications and Theatre Arts.