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Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

Art museum rediscovers a Dutch master

The canons of art history tend to be rather jealously guarded. Few historians have occasion to flip them on their heads and give them a good shake. But after being prompted by Laurie Winters of the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) and the thesis of his student Lloyd DeWitt, National Gallery of Art curator Arthur Wheelock was offered just such an opportunity. Working closely with MAM and Amsterdam's Rembrandthuis, Wheelock has helped to reopen a chapter of the story of art concerning a largely overlooked 17th-century Dutch painter named Jan Lievens. Starting Feb. 7 local audiences...
02.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
The canons of art history tend to be rather jealously guarded. Few historians have occasion to flip them on their head and give them a good shake. Prompted by Milwaukee Art Museum’s Laurie Winters and the thesis of his student Lloyd DeWitt, National Gallery of Art curator Arthur Wheelock was offered just such an opportunity. Working closely with MAM and the Rembrandthuis in Amsterdam has helped ...
01.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
On Feb. 7 the Milwaukee Art Museum opens it’s new feature exhibit “Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered.” Among the exhibit’s chief organizers is Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., curator of northern baroque painting at the National Gallery of Art. He talks to us about the upcoming exhibit. How does this exhibit set out to advance our understanding of Jan Lievens’ art beyond previous exhib...

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