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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

New public art on East Wisconsin Avenue

Public art poses a unique challenge to artists because it must satisfy widely diverse interests across an entire community. Many public art efforts fail because they represent a personal vision of an artist...
A&E Feature
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bringing a vision to MAM's American Collections

Three months ago, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) welcomed William Rudolph as its curator of American Art and Decorative Arts. Rudolph's appointment acknowledges the museum's growing importance as a center for these arts. A recent interview provided him the opportunity to explore various aspects of his interest in coming to the MAM and his vision for the museum's American Collections. First: What is considered American art? In the past, some historians have held that American art should be limited to art of the United States and the visual art of the late 18th and 19th centuries. Many curators of American art today, Rudolph explains, take a broader view. They embrace, for example, works going back to the Colonial period as well as 19th-century German-American paintings, Chinese export porcelains...
Cover Story
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Milwaukee Art Museum offers rare glimpse of treasures from China

A rare glimpse into the Palace Museum of Beijing's Forbidden City awaits visitors of the Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition “The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures From the Forbidden City.” Ninety works were chosen from the Palace Garden of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795), an area long closed to the...
Monday, April 6, 2009

Milwaukee Benefits From Janet Zweig

As a member of the City of Milwaukee advisory committee responsible for the development of the sculpture developed by Milwaukee born artist Janet Zweig, I have been impressed with the quality of her work and the great care she has taken to connect this project to the Milwaukee Community. Upon her own initiative she has...