This is the Year of the Arts!

In the 2012-13 academic year (July 2012-June 2013), UWM will celebrate the Year of the Arts through a series of events, programs and activities taking place on campus and in collaboration with a wide-variety of community partners. The Year of the Arts will recognize the 50th anniversary of the Peck School of the Arts, its influence in the Wisconsin arts community, and the impact that the arts has in every discipline.

To date, more than 50 on-campus and community partners are working together on Year of the Arts activities that will touch every student and showcase several world-premiere and signature programs for UWM and the general community. And all of this is in addition to the 350+ dance, music and theater performances, art and design exhibitions, film screenings, and events that the Peck School hosts every year, along with stellar exhibits at Institute for Visual Arts (INOVA) and world-class performances by the Fine Arts Quartet.

Mid Year Review

The Year of the Arts at UWM continues its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peck School of the Arts, its influence on the Wisconsin arts community, and the contributions that the arts, creativity and innovation have made in every discipline. As summarized in this mid-year review, we believe we are well on our way towards accomplishing several key priorities including significantly raising the profile of UWM, the Peck School of the Arts, and our partners. Here are some of the highlights to date and what we are looking forward to during the second semester!

Download the Mid-Year Review and take a look back, while looking forward.

Steering and Advisory Committee

Scott Emmons
Interim Dean, Peck School of the Arts

Ellen Friebert Schupper
Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Peck School of the Arts

Susan Mendelson
Year of the Arts Manager, UWM

Nicole Schanen
Marketing Specialist, Peck School of the Arts

Justin Kunesh
Graphic Design and Website Development Manager, Peck School of the Arts

Diane Grace
Director of Development, Peck School of the Arts

Patrick Kessenich
Director, Major & Planned Gifts; Chief Operations Officer, UWM

Laura Glawe
Director of University Communications & Media Relations, UWM

Chelsey Lewis
Communications Assistant, Peck School of the Arts

Andrew McConville
Graphic Designer and Website Developer, Peck School of the Arts