The urge to escape is a powerful thing. When followed, it can lead one to alternative realities, other worlds, even whole new galaxies.
Artists from around the world submitted original works responding to the idea of places of escape—whether that was a place in their imaginations or a physical place on a map. On view are dozens of works by established, emerging, and avocational artists. We invite you to experience their imaginative journeys to places of solitude, adventure, solace, and mystery.
Laura Ahola-Young (ID), Caitlin Albritton (FL), Jamie Bilgo Bruchman (WI), Chris Boyko (GA), Jennifer Brown (OH), Owen Brown (MN), Mandy Cano Villalobos (MI), Brent Cole (IN), Stephanie Coleman (Canada), Crystal Cudworth (WI), Angela Darby (Ireland), Rosetta De Berardinis (D.C.), Zoe Delepine (France), Tom Dent (WI), Matthew Dercole (CT), Thom Ertl (WI), Ryan Farley (IN), Tomas Ferrella (WI), Inguna Gremzde (Latvia), Laura Griffin (WI), Brett Henzig (WI), Wun-Ting Hsu (Taiwan), Seungjo Jeong (UK), Anders Johnson (IN), David Najib Kasir (WI), Caroline Knickmeier (WI), Oliver Koland (WI), Ken Kotara (NC), John Kowalczyk (WI), Paul Kramer (WI), Erin Labonte (WI), Lane Last (TN), Adam Lehl (WI), Susan Maakestad (TN), Pilar Martínez (FL), Shannon Molter (WI), Baxx Vlademir Pantelic (Serbia), Herion Park (FL), Heidi Parkes (WI), Karen Perl (IL), Keely Phippen (WI), Anne Raskopf (WI), Annette Rusin (NY), Rachel Singel (KY), Rachel Smith (CA), Stephen Somers (WI), Jill Stoll (LA), Trint Thomas (Canada), Mayu Ueda (Japan), Dale Van Minsel (WI), Carol Wickersham (WI), Eric Thomas Wolevel (WI), Valerie Zimany (SC)
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.