Art Events

Each year, USM hosts countless arts events for our students and community. From local artists visiting classrooms to teach students their craft, to our community coming together for curricular and seasonal concerts, students have the opportunity to share their artistic talents with their parents and peers. Explore our upcoming events below, and learn more about the wide range of art events USM hosts each year.

Upcoming Arts Events

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The art gallery filled with art representing recycling and the Great Lakes.

Art Gallery Exhibitions

In 2018, USM opened the Werner Family Art Gallery, as part of the Our Common Bond campaign. This gallery, located in the Upper School, gives students of all ages the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents. Gallery exhibitions include curricular work, annual showcases of student and faculty pieces, Scholastic Award-winning pieces, and even visiting artist installations.

Students pose for a photo while dressed as superheroes for Comic-con.

Comic-Con

An annual event, and a hallmark of the 6th grade experience, Comic-con is the collaborative melding of English, theatre arts, and visual arts to create an evening of student artistic expression. Students write and perform monologues, create superhero drawings, and design costumes that bring their unique caped crusaders to life!

Upper School orchestra students perform during a concert.

Concerts

Students in all divisions showcase their musical talents throughout the year at curricular and seasonal concerts. Whether your student chooses choir, band, or orchestra, they will have numerous opportunities to perform for their families and peers.

Lower School students practice a dance routine.

Dance Performances

Throughout the year, Lower School students learn various styles of dance and hone their skills in a dedicated dance studio. Then they hit the stage to perform for their families with the confidence of Fred Astaire!

A student poses for a photo with her artwork during Gallery Night.

Gallery Night

Each spring, students showcase the artistic talents they have developed throughout the year at Gallery Night. Families are invited to campus where classrooms and hallways transform into art galleries filled with student artwork. Students share what inspired their art, the tools and techniques used, and how they have grown as artists.

Middle School students perform Matilda the Musical.

Theatrical Performances

Each year, USM students perform four theatrical productions, including musicals, plays, in addition to an evening of one-acts. Students hone their skills on the stage, and learn the arts of set building, lighting and sound, and performing in an orchestra pit. Will your student become USM's next Academy Award-winning actor?

A visiting artist shows students examples of her artwork.

Visiting Artists

Throughout the year, artists from the Milwaukee area visit campus to teach students about their artwork and host hands-on clinics where students can explore new techniques and ways of expressing themselves through their art.