The mission of the Cedarburg Art Museum is to establish and then to maintain a permanent forum that will collect, exhibit and preserve the artwork of Cedarburg Wisconsin and its environs for the ages.
And through the above work, to continually promote Cedarburg Wisconsin as a small but dynamic center for the visual and creative arts.
Bernhard Schneider: From Lens to Brush
September 3 - November 16, 2014
Cedarburg’s Bernhard Schneider: From Lens to Brush is the Cedarburg Art Museum’s most ambitious undertaking to date. The German-born, master landscape painter came to Milwaukee in 1885 for the burgeoning panorama painting industry that was providing a new phenomenon of entertainment in rotunda buildings. When that industry faded by the early 1890s, Schneider came to live in Cedarburg so he could practice his landscape painting in a more bucolic setting.
This comprehensive exhibition will integrate the 19th century artist’s paintings of Cedarburg gathered from private collectors and public museums, never-before shown artist photographs from a recently The Groth Family Collection, and newly translated diary entries from one of the German-born panorama painters. Related activities during the exhibition will invite visitors to experience Cedarburg’s artistic heritage in a new way.