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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The inner world of a great 20th-century modern artist

 “Kandinsky: A Retrospective,” a joint project of the Milwaukee Art Museum and Centre Pompidou in Paris, opens in Milwaukee on June 5. The exhibition features works by Wassily Kandinsky (1886-1944) and related artists from Munich’s Blaue Reiter group, the early 20th-century circle of modernist painters that
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum focuses on self-taught artists

 For anyone curious about what makes something art, a visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum before May 4 to view “Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art” will offer much to ponder. The exhibition features some 600 works from the museum’s permanent collection of American folk and self-taught artists in a
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Thomas Sully honored in a major exhibit at Milwaukee Art Museum

 It was not until the 1950s, when the likes of Jackson Pollock became known in Paris and elsewhere across the continent, that American artists began to gain the respect of Europeans. And yet no less accord was due such master artists as Thomas Sully (1783-1872), whose family emigrated from England to Virginia in
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Kohler Arts Center takes us inside the artist’s life

 In most instances, a viewer’s access to an artist’s mind and personal lifestyle is limited to his/her work itself or some critic’s efforts to filter the artist’s work through words and concepts. The occasional gossip that trails the artists who rise to the top, or whose work is controversial, may offer additional insight
Off the Cuff
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

New Curator in Town

 Tanya Paul is the new Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of European Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Equipped with a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia and curatorial experience at some of the nation’s major museums, including the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013

A vision for American homes

Opportunities for experiencing Frank Lloyd Wright’s (1867-1959) extraordinary contributions to American architecture abound in Wisconsin. The state hosts some 41 different sites. Among those well known are Taliesin in Spring Green, the Wingspread center and SC Johnson headquarters