From pharmacies, jewelry stores and furniture stores to diners, funeral homes and breweries, “For Love and Money” honors the skill, pride and endurance of families in the face of a rapidly-changing global economy. Predominantly located in small communities, Corey’s subjects survive despite — or perhaps because of — globalization and the Internet. When you deal with these businesses you deal with the owner, often the creator of the product.
There will be a “members sneak peek” of the exhibition from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, with a chance to meet Corey and celebrate with live music, light appetizers and a cash bar. Members will receive a coupon for dinner afterward at local participating restaurants.
From noon-12:20 p.m. Thursday, Corey will offer a presentation leading visitors through “For Love and Money,” and at 10:15 a.m Friday, there will be a book signing with Corey. His book, “For Love and Money: Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses,” is published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
“Corey’s images are at once humbling and hopeful,” said Laurie Winters. the museum’s executive director and CEO. “In some ways these photographs may be good for the type of business featured — viewers may be reminded to renew their patronage of a long-standing local firm, rather than go to a big-box retailer.”
The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. For more information call 334-9638 or visit www. wisconsinart.org.