Partnerships + Projects

As an arts organization in the heart of Appleton, we value the wide range of voices, projects, and initiatives that come together in our city, and inside our walls. We are committed to engaging with local community and arts organizations, businesses, and local government.

Native American Heritage Month

TMA is proudly partnering with the Appleton Public Library to provide programming in celebration of Native American Heritage Month! We are excited for the opportunity to bring events surrounding Native American heritage and culture to the public to ensure a wide breadth of thoughtful programming and information.

Tuesday, November 5, the TMA is proudly hosting An Evening with Debra Morningstar as part of our Young Audiences Fine Arts Series. Debra will offer a Native Stories and Songs session followed by a Story Stick art project.

Thursday, November 7, the Appleton Public Library will welcome Debra Morningstar and Pat Ehrenburg for their event, Native Stitches and Stories. This creative presentation artfully weaves Native American quilt making, cultural education, Tribal stories, and flute music into an entertaining and thought-provoking program! Explore the history of American Indian quilt designs, brought to life through traditional storytelling. This duo has been featured on Wisconsin Public Television and numerous other venues including libraries.

Thursday, November 14, the Appleton Public Library will welcome Renee Gralewicz, Brothertown Indian Nation Peacemaker and elder, as well as Associate Professor of Anthropology-Sociology and American Indian Studies, as she presents short stories about the 12 Tribes of Wisconsin. Learn how and when each tribe arrived as well as some of their current contributions to Wisconsin and the Earth.

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra coordinates an annual community collaboration that explores the intersection of music and the visual arts. This year, in partnership with the Trout Museum of Art and the Appleton Area School District, we will introduce elementary students (grades 2-6) to a selected piece of symphonic music, Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky. Participating students will listen and learn about the music, then respond through the creation of their own visual artwork.

This artwork is juried, displayed, and celebrated throughout the community. Juried pieces are featured at the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra concert and student artists are invited to hear the Symphony perform the featured piece live at the Fox Cities Performing Art Center. All submitted artwork is included in the celebration exhibition at a wide variety of locations across the community. A concluding reception and educator awards will be held at the Trout Museum of Art.

Art Education Advisory Committee

In collaboration with teachers from Appleton Area School District, Kimberly Area School District, and Hortonville Area School District, the Trout Museum of Art created an advisory committee with the purpose to develop art education programs designed to serve area art teachers and students.

The mission of the Fox Arts Network is to create a cultural community in the Fox Cities by engaging member organizations that present, perform, and education in the visual and performing arts.