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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

See the U.S.A. through DNA

 The paradigms with which human beings understand themselves change over time. Cutting-edge research into prehistoric art suggests our distant progenitors saw themselves as existing in a realm of animal spirits, requiring the intervention of shamans. The ascendency of Christianity promoted the view that human
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
"There was theatre (Griffith), poetry (Murnau), painting (Rossellini), dance (Eisenstein), music (Renoir). Henceforward there is cinema. And the cinema is Nicholas Ray." Had he waited a few decades to deliver this pronunciamento, Jean-Luc Godard could have added another category: Wes Anderson is contemporary cinema's virtuoso of fairy tales. The designation is carefully chosen. I don't say '...
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Handicrafts in Depression-era Milwaukee

 “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” it’s said of March’s mellowing weather. But the proverb could be applied to the 1920s with equal justice. Gatsby and flappers and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five typify the Roaring Twenties in all their extravagant, socially permissive and artistic glory. But on October 29, 1929—aka Black
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Sunday, March 23, 2014
Major decisions concerning the presence and vitality of the arts in Milwaukee are afoot. The Spirit of Milwaukee ("A 501(c)3 private non-profit corporation whose mission is to educate the public, both locally and nationally, about greater Milwaukee's many cultural, educational, historical and scientific institutions.") has commissioned a report by the nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, <...
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Collaboration at the John Michael Kohler Art Center

 “Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation” celebrates the 40th anniversary of the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Arts/Industry residency program. Each year, the program permits up to 22 artists to work up to six months in the Kohler Co. factory to produce original works of art. Given their birthplace, the works
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Milwaukee will be site of a conference and exhibits

 From March 19-22, Milwaukee has the honor of hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. It’s only right, then, that this week’s art happenings all revolve around the medium
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Sunday, March 16, 2014
This week offers an unusually generous serving size of art happenings. So, in the grand tradition of full course dinners, the amount of information will be kept to a tasteful minimum so as to avoid glutting you before we reach the after-dinner digestifs.Let's begin with the calls...The alliteration-happy South Shore Frolics Festival of Arts has put out a call for artists. On July 13, MKE's gorgeou...
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Milwaukee will be site of a conference and exhibits

From March 19-22, Milwaukee has the honor of hosting the 48th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. It’s only right, then, that this week’s art happenings all revolve around the medium.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 It has long been acknowledged that artistic creation is a universal human practice. But the idea that beneath stylistic and functional differences lies a common human condition transcending culture, history and geography first gets expression with the idea of world literature, coined in the early 19th century by German