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05.22.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

The MAM addition, a "controversial" Pizzle track, and a festival on hiatus

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating a rare victory for critics. After the Milwaukee Art Museum revealed the design for its proposed addition last month, critics including Urban Milwaukee’s Tom Bamberger and the Journal Sentinel’s Mary Louise Schumacher voiced the opposition to the proposal. Apparently they were heard: Th...
09.17.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Consider it an early Christmas for Milwaukee history buffs, sightseers, architecture geeks and plain-old voyeurs: Doors Open Milwaukee returns this weekend for another two-day look into the city's closed-off crevices. Introduced in 2011, the event features free access to more than 100 buildings, including churches, hotels, museums, office buildings and private clubs, many of which will be off...
03.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
  Perhaps the most interesting architects are the ones reluctant to define themselves as such. It’s seems those who straddle the fringes of the profession are in the best position to vault most spryly over its boundaries. Such certainly appears to be the case with Liz Diller, from Diller Scofidio + Renfro - a recent speaker at UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning who wi...
02.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
Milwaukee's not a city that immediately conjures up a riot of colors in the mind's eye. That said, a number of architects and developers seem intent on challenging that outlook. Colorful new developments are popping up in different corners of the city. For a start there's that uncompromisingly yellow building next to Alterra in the Fifth Ward (with the pastel-colored cluster of apartments behind ...
02.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
It's that time of year again. The Department of City Development (DCD) is accepting your nominations for the best new buildings and spaces in your neighborhood. Some past winners have proven the categories - and the very definition of "good design" - to be very generous indeed. Others have proven there are a fair few Milwaukeeans out there with discerning tastes. So if you want to ensure some dese...
12.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
According to German expressionist artist Ernst Kirchner you could tell a lot about an artist from their prints. That’s certainly true of Richard Haas. Though best known for his large trompe l’oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of post war expansion in cities like New York and Chicago, it’s his prints that serve as a bedrock for his soaring romanticism. A new exhibition at Villa Ter...
12.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog, though unequalled in verity and wit, are entirely my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Shepherd Express, nor are they written for the enjoyment of peevish public relations managers.You’ve heard of a Barfly, but how about a Hotel Hopper – or better still a Lounge Layabout. While researching a recent story about Mil...