Date and Time
Saturday May 27, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Exhibit on display from May 18-September 21, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20 3-5:30pm
Closed Monday through Wednesday
Cedarburg Art Museum
W63N675 Washington Ave
Free Admission, suggested $5 donation
A new exhibition called “Paul Yank: His Genius, Sculpture and Prints” will feature a selection of Paul Yank’s prolific oeuvre, representing his high level of expertise in both sculpture and printmaking from May 18 to September 24, 2023 at the Cedarburg Art Museum. The prints and sculptures of Yank’s later years, as represented in this exhibition, regularly pay homage to his experiences and influences with an openness and regard for cultures beyond Wisconsin. Yank’s subject matter derives from a variety of world cultures and religions as informed by his cultural anthropological studies, found appreciation of the indigenous and ancient culture of Japan, and world travels.
Paul Yank was first and foremost an incredibly talented sculptor. His ability to think and create three-dimensionally was where his true genius lived. As Yank’s body aged during his late career, he focused on printmaking and used it as a vehicle to continue realizing his three-dimensional inspirations. His unique approach to printmaking, drawing, and painting was always sculptural in nature. In this exhibition, a selection of Yank’s prolific oeuvre will be featured, representing his high level of expertise in both sculpture and printmaking.
Yank purchased the Weber Brewery Complex in Cedarburg, Wisconsin in 1966 as his studio where he created the most significant pieces of his career. His contribution in the arts left a treasure in his Cedarburg community and for the State of Wisconsin.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20 from 3pm to 5:30pm