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Special Exhibits

The Kenosha Public Museum collects, preserves, and interprets decorative and fine arts, natural science specimens, and cultural artifacts from around the world.

Our galleries are filled with objects and information to facilitate learning, collaboration, and engagement. Here are our special and permanent exhibits.

Center Stage – A Century of Guitars

Now through February 26, 2017

Explore the evolution and artistry of the guitar in America through the twentieth century and its impact on popular music and culture.

View rare, vintage, and unique guitars, many never shown before. Featuring a premiere collection courtesy of Music Center, Inc., Kenosha.

Art That Rocks! See paintings by Wisconsin artist Tom Noll, including a portrait of Bonnie Raitt created just for this exhibit.

Les Paul the Wizard of Waukesha. Learn about Wisconsin inventor and recording legend Les Paul and his iconic Gibson guitar, courtesy of the Waukesha County Museum.

Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to Matanzas Bay

March 4-May 28, 2017

Contemporary art retraces the historical experiences of American Indian communities.

Here is more information about the exhibit.



Inuit Art From the Inuit Art Society

On display in the First Floor Abbott Labs Treasures Gallery and on the Museum Second Floor