Dates: August 8 – September 16, 2023

Location: Frederick Layton Gallery, 273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, W​I

Friends, Neighbors & Distant Comrades: Selections from the Moore Collection of ’80s NYC Art

Curated by Alan Moore and Michael Flanagan, this ambitious show centers on relics from the raucous art movements of the late 20th century in New York City. The collection of artwork reflects the counterculture attitudes and creative approaches of a disparate group of bohemian makers living and working in New York City, especially those who united in a variety of co-ops, collectives and art groups. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, sculptures, multiples and video collected by the Moore family of Milwaukee over several decades.

Alan Moore himself was a participant in the art movements as a critic, artist and historian. He has written and published numerous essays and books about that time, as well as writing about the ‘squatting’ movements in NYC and Europe. His book, “Art Gangs: Protest & Counterculture in New York City” (2011), and recent memoir “Art Worker” (2022) are well-researched looks at the times. He is also an archivist by default, in the process of cataloging, preserving and disseminating this extensive collection.


Artist Talk – Seth Tobocman and Susan Bietila

Thursday, August 24, 2023 | 6 p.m.

MIAD Community Hub, Room 160, 273 E Erie St., Milwaukee, WI

Film Screening of Make Me Famous and talkback with James Cornwell

Thursday, August 31, 2023 | 6 p.m.

MIAD Community Hub, Room 160, 273 E Erie St., Milwaukee, WI

Artist Talk – Robert Goldman (Bobby G) and Andrea Callard

Thursday, September 7, 2023 | 6 p.m.

MIAD Community Hub, Room 160, 273 E Erie St., Milwaukee, WI

Performance by Jack Waters and Peter Cramer

Thursday, September 14, 2023 | 11 a.m.

MIAD Union Auditorium, 273 E Erie St., Milwaukee, WI

Closing Reception and Lecture

Friday, September 15, 2023

5 – 6:30 p.m. | Alan Moore and Dr. Mysoon Rizk lecture

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Closing Reception

Frederick Layton, 273 E Erie St., Milwaukee, WI

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