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Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Four Galleries, One Day

 Even more than its impressive array of art, UW-Milwaukee Gallery Day exhibits the vitality of Milwaukee’s visual art community. On Thursday, Nov. 21, the free event will utilize all four of UWM’s art spaces—INOVA, Arts Center Gallery, UWM Student Union Art Gallery and UWM Art History Gallery—to
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Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Part One: Early History of Fluxus, John Cage, Humor in Art

            Conventionally, the interviewer is supposed to be as absent from the process and product as possible. The event is regarded as a sort of verbal homerun derby. The interviewer’s task is to lob a poem of a pitch over the heart of the plate for the interviewee to cream. Then, the miraculous crack of the bat and triumphant arc of the...
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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Milwaukee master on display at Charles Allis

 By the 1930s, the slow erosion of racial barriers had reached such a degree in America’s larger cities that a new cultural type emerged. This individual, classified as a “hipster” by Norman Mailer in his essay “The White Negro,” rejected the staid safety of white society for the untapped possibilities he or she saw in African
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Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
 The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design knows a thing or two about creativity—and they are eager to share. To promote the imaginative vitality of our fair city, the MIAD Creativity Series invites artists from near and far to visit, speak and inspire
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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
Readership!

This post marks the maiden voyage of Express Milwaukee’s new MKEart blog. As tradition dictates, be sure to break a bottle of champagne over the bow of your computer.

A few words about what to expect are in order. As presently conceived, MKEart is to be the more loquacious sibling of the weekly Art Happenings column in the Shepherd Express. Whereas the Art Haps merely s...
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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Performance artist Alison Knowles marks Woodland Pattern’s birthday

Fluxus won’t sit still and behave itself. Consequently, it is difficult to define what exactly Fluxus was, is, and will be. But, true to the term, it’s an art movement that keeps moving. The like-minded international community of subversive creators was named in the 1960s and embraces such
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Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Parade and exhibit mark Día de los Muertos

 The sexy-fication of Halloween was the final nail in the coffin: our late October holiday no longer bears a substantial relationship to its origin as Western Christianity’s celebration of the dearly departed, saints and martyrs. But Halloween’s sibling, the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)
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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Carroll University’s ‘Frame Story’

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger’s new exhibition demonstrates how collaboration fuels compelling art. While the multimedia artist describes her work as equally informed by the past and the future, the pervasive merging of tradition and experimentation is just one of the collaborations inspiring
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Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

60 galleries join in citywide event

 Calling all art aficionados, scenesters and fans of unattended cheese platters: Gallery Night and Day is nigh upon us. For the 26th year, Milwaukee’s nonpareil art extravaganza will blossom in the Third Ward, East Town, Walker’s
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Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Industrial Design Gallery Turns Twenty

The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design’s Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design (273 E. Erie St.) is celebrating its twentieth birthday. It may be another year before the gallery can legally break out the champagne, but that is no reason to postpone the festivities