Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau

February 8, 2020 to May 10, 2020

Examine the broad range of celebrated Czech master Alphonse Mucha through 75 rare, vintage lithographs, original drawings, books, and advertising ephemera.

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Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes

July 12, 2020

100 pairs of shoes from iconic designer Stuart Weitzman's extensive private collection explore how shoes have transcended their utilitarian purpose to become representations of culture.

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Wanderings: Test Exhibition

September 19, 2020 to October 9, 2020

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The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark

August 8, 2022 to October 30, 2022

Wander through the Paine Art Center and Gardens estate during this nighttime exhibition of mesmerizing, illuminated sculptures within spectacularly lit indoor and outdoor environments.

Past Exhibitions

The Paine has a long history of presenting exceptional exhibitions spanning classical to contemporary art. A selection of recent highlights is featured below.

Treasures from the R. Harder Gallery of Gems & Minerals

June 22, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Complementing the Maker & Muse exhibition of art jewelry, throughout the summer the Paine’s Gothic Gallery will feature a spectrum of fascinating gems and minerals from the R. Harder Gallery at Jewelers Mutual.

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry

June 22, 2019 to September 22, 2019

Maker & Muse: Women and Early Twentieth Century Art Jewelry celebrates the impact of women on art jewelry June 22-September 22, 2019.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet

March 17, 2019 to March 24, 2019

Through a week-long ritual in the Paine’s Conservatory, Tibetan monks will meticulously create a sacred Mandala with millions of grains of colorful sand. The week also includes related lectures, daily meditation, interfaith programs, and art making activities.

Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion

February 9, 2019 to May 19, 2019

Featuring a selection of photographs and narratives from Phil Borges's "Tibetan Portrait," this exhibition shares the compelling stories of Tibetan individuals—from nomads of the remote Himalayas to the Dalai Lama himself.


Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection

June 23, 2018 to September 23, 2018

During the summer of 2018, the Paine presents an exhibition of more than sixty extraordinary objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including lamps, windows, vases and decorative objects, from the Driehaus Collection. In addition, 15 Tiffany lamps are presented throughout the rooms of the Paine mansion.

Masterpieces of the Valley

February 10, 2018 to May 27, 2018

In early 2018, the walls of the Paine’s Main Gallery are filled with a “Salon-style” exhibition of exceptional artworks from the collections of the Paine and local institutions.

Wonderland: Photographs by Kirsty Mitchell

June 17, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Featuring a selection of large-scale artworks accompanied by videos documenting the artist’s creative process, this exhibition is the first to introduce Kirsty Mitchell's fantastical photographs to American museum audiences.

Russian Imperial Porcelain Easter Eggs

June 17, 2017 to October 22, 2017

The Gothic Gallery features a selection of finely painted Russian imperial porcelain Easter eggs commissioned by the Romanovs.

Paintings by Craig Blietz

February 11, 2017 to May 28, 2017

Paintings of farm animals and rural imagery by Wisconsin artist Craig Blietz on view February 11 through May 28, 2017.

Audubon’s Birds of America

May 7, 2016 to October 16, 2016

The Paine presents original first-edition, large-format prints from John James Audubon's iconic and beloved "Birds of America" series.

Sculptures by Gary J. Eigenberger

May 7, 2016 to October 16, 2016

The Paine's Gothic Gallery features an exhibition of masterful carved bird sculptures by Green Bay artist Gary Eigenberger.

Joye Moon Watercolors

February 6, 2016 to April 17, 2016

This exhibition features exuberant paintings by Joye Moon, a nationally recognized and award-winning watercolor artist.

Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times

June 20, 2015 to September 20, 2015

This stunning exhibition includes 36 period costumes and a fashion overview from the first four seasons of the acclaimed PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®.

Tiffany Lamps and Vintage Accessories

June 20, 2015 to October 11, 2015

The Paine presents extraordinary displays of original Tiffany lamps throughout the mansion’s period rooms and vintage accessories in the upstairs Gothic Gallery.

Winslow Homer In America

February 14, 2015 to May 31, 2015

This major exhibition features 125 wood engravings by one of America's most beloved artists, nineteenth-century painter and printmaker Winslow Homer.

Matisse as Printmaker

June 28, 2014 to October 19, 2014

An exhibition showcasing the full range of Matisse's printmaking techniques and subjects through 63 etchings, monotypes, aquatints, lithographs, and linocuts.

Ruth Grotenrath and Schomer Lichtner: A Vibrant Life in Love and Art

February 7, 2014 to June 1, 2014

These bold, colorful paintings were inspired by Japanese art and early modernists like Henri Matisse.

Chihuly Venetians

May 11, 2013 to October 13, 2013

From the George R. Stroemple Collection this stunning presentation features 47 vessels, 12 drawings, and 1 "chandelier" in the Venetian style.

Ansel Adams: Masterworks

June 22, 2012 to October 21, 2012

From the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA this exhibition features 48 of the artist’s most iconic photographs

William Merritt Chase: Family Portraits

June 11, 2011 to October 9, 2011

William Merritt Chase: Family Portraits is the first exhibition to highlight the acclaimed artist’s exquisite paintings of his wife and children.

Norman Rockwell: American Imagist

June 5, 2010 to October 3, 2010

This monumental exhibition features the complete collection of 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post covers and offers visitors the rare opportunity to view more than twenty original oil paintings and studies by Rockwell’s hand.

Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography from George Eastman House Collections

June 6, 2009 to October 18, 2009

Featuring over a hundred iconic images, spanning more than 150 years of photography, this exhibition dramatically illustrates our country's landscape, people, and historic events.

Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum

January 31, 2009 to May 17, 2009

This exhibition features twenty-six original paintings, drawings, and sculptures by famed American artist Frederic Remington.

The Impressionist Figure: Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

May 10, 2008 to October 12, 2008

This exceptional exhibition features depictions of the human form in French art from the 1850s through the turn of the 20th century.

Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen

May 12, 2007 to September 30, 2007

Featuring thirty-six period costumes worn by movie stars in major motion pictures.

Mary Lee Bendolph, Gee's Bend Quilts, and Beyond

January 20, 2007 to April 15, 2007

These amazing quilts by a community of African American women in Alabama have captured the art world’s admiration and acclaim, with recent exhibitions at major museums across the nation praising their strikingly innovative and boldly colored, abstract designs.

Electric Tiffany

June 8, 2006 to October 8, 2006

This extraordinary exhibition features fifty original lamps created by the studios of renowned American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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