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Saint Kate’s Curator in Residence

Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in downtown Milwaukee is among the first hotels to broadly celebrate the arts in its many forms – from painting and sculpture to music, poetry, and performing arts. We proudly announce our Curator in Residence program to further support the arts and the Saint Kate Artist in Residence.

The residency is an opportunity for a guest curator to embody Saint Kate by reflecting our core values of Creativity, Curiosity, Community, Collaboration, and Common Ground. The program allows for various networking opportunities, as well as the ability to support inspiration and enhance connections throughout Milwaukee. The Saint Kate Curator in Residence will serve as a steward of creativity by featuring new artist exhibitions in our gallery spaces while also caring for our permanent art collection.

The Current Curator in Residence

Shane McAdams

Shane McAdams is an artist, writer, curator, and educator residing in Cedarburg, WI. His artwork has been exhibited at Allegra LaViola Gallery, Marlborough, Chelsea, Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR, Scream London, and Artistree in Hong Kong, China, The Schneider Museum, The Haggerty Museum of Art, The Kohler Art Center, as well as other venues.

His work has been reviewed in Vogue Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Huffington Post, and The Village Voice. Shane has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and Marian University, and is a three-time Creative Capital, Andy Warhol Writer’s Grant finalist, and his writing appeared regularly in the Brooklyn Rail from 2002 to 2012.

He has also contributed to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and currently writes for the Shepherd Express for which he received the Visual Arts Achievement in Arts Writing from the Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Letters.

His curatorial projects have been reviewed in the New York Times and The Village Voice. In addition to writing, painting, and curating, he is also a partner in REAL TINSEL, an art space on the Southside of Milwaukee.

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" I’ve always believed that there was common ground to be found between what is popular and what is extraordinary, I want to find that in the art world and bring it to Saint Kate. "

Shane McAdams

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Champagne Art Tours

Enjoy an intimate, dynamic tour of the art collections and feature exhibitions on display over a glass of bubbly with Saint Kate's Curator in Residence, Shane McAdams.

Guests will be immersed in the creative process and learn about internationally acclaimed artists such as Mickalene Thomas and Damien Hirst, as well as Milwaukee-based artists including Jason Yi, Michelle Grabner, and John Riepenhoff, and be guided through our six galleries with rotating exhibitions, curated to feature established and emerging artists from Milwaukee and beyond.

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