Cedarburg's Bernhard Schneider:  From Lens to Brush

Programming and Events

Opening Reception - Free and open to the public
Saturday, September 6,  4 - 8 pm,  at Cedarburg Art Museum

Opening reception will feature music, exhibition viewing, refreshments, a posthumous visit by the "artist," and German foods available for purchase in an outdoor Biergarten.  Tours of the exhibition at 4:30 & 5:30pm. “Bernhard Schneider” (aka Michael Kutzer) will make an outdoor presentation in gazebo at 6:30pm.  

Remembering Hilgen Spring Park - Free and open to the public
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, 6:45pm or 8:00pm, at Cedarburg Art Museum 
Museum volunteer Mal Hepburn will make a presentation on a lost treasure of our community:  Hilgen’s Spring Park.  Through Schneider’s historic photos, artifacts, and a recreated map of the area, Hepburn will explain the bygone era in our community history.  There will be general gallery viewing time, 7:20 – 8:00pm between the two identical presentations

Panorama Painting and Diary Revelations -  Free and open to the Public
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 6:30pm, at Cedarburg Public Library.   
Tom Lidtke, who organized an international symposium on panorama painting in 2008, will discuss Schneider's role in the panorama painting industry in Milwaukee in the 1880s.  Michael Kutzer, a German emigré like Schneider, will explain his role of translating the diaries of F.W. Heine, the leader/organizer of the panorama painters.  Retired Milwaukee County Historical Society Director, Robert Teske will moderate.  Attendees are welcome to attend post-program gallery viewing hours at the Cedarburg Art Museum on this evening, 8 – 9pm

Meeting Bernhard Schneider Again and Again - Free and open to the public
Monday November 3, 2014, 7:00pm, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center 
At the Ozaukee County Historical Society’s quarterly membership meeting, the CAM will provide two speakers that will relate to the art museum’s Bernhard Schneider exhibition.  Sue Birnschein will speak about her adventure with her family's discovery of more than 200 glass slide negatives of Bernhard Schneider in an attic.  Robert Teske will also speak about the Bernhard Schneider that he repeatedly encountered in his work over the years

Wednesdays at 11:30am, and Saturdays at 10:00 am
September 10 through November 15, 2014, at the Cedarburg Art Museum. 
Free, drop-in tours of the exhibition and historic Wittenberg-Jochem mansion. 
Usual gallery viewing hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 -  4, and Sunday 12 - 4.

* All of these events related to the Bernhard Schneider exhibition are free and open to the public.  These events are funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

Conversations with Artists

What does it mean to be creative and how does one turn a creative vision into art.  Or for that matter, into making our lives meaningful and interesting.  Monthly through May, on the 3rd Thursday of the month, we will explore this idea through the eyes of local artists.  Our space is charming and intimate making the ideal spot for artists and non-artists alike to gather over a bowl of homemade soup.  
$15 per person

September 18  6:30 pm
Guest Artist - Susan Hale

Stitch @ the Museum 

 It's time to get together with some like-minded folk to knit, crochet, bead or embroider.   Come have a cup of tea of glass of wine and learn a skill, teach a skill or just bring a project you were working on.   It's a good time to work on those WIP's and UFO's. Third Tuesday of the month 7 - 8:30 p.m.  

Fourth Tuesday of the Month:  Cedarburg Art Museum Book Club
Doesn’t the museum seem like just the perfect place to talk about a good book? 7 p.m. All Welcome Contact: or 262-377-6123  

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