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04.14.2014 | 4 days ago | Posted at 03:38 PM
By Tyler Friedman
The Milwaukee Art Museum is the city's visual signature. The Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, Reiman Bridge, and whale tail of a brise soleil constitute the corner office of Milwaukee's central business district. The city's Wikipedia page - the top search result when one googles "Milwaukee" - features MAM in the uppermost photograph depicting the city. I rest my case. Indeed...
04.11.2014 | 7 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Kristina Byas
To accommodate kids on spring break, the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio at the Milwaukee Art Museum will offer extended hours from April 15-20. The studio will be open daily from 10a.m. to 4p.m. for their “Spring Loaded” themed activities, which include flower painting and mixed-media sculptures from found objects. Families will be able to stop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery to check o...
04.10.2014 | 8 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly panel with station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record editor Matt Wild and I, we're discussing the biggest sports controversy of the young baseball season: Milwaukee fans had the audacity to cheer their team's star player. We examine the chattering class's hyperbolic outrage over the standing ovation that Braun received on opening day a...
02.07.2014 | 70 days ago | Posted at 03:02 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Blogmaster General is a mixed bag. The gig is not without its headaches; be they figurative (e.g. the tedium of transcription) or literal (usu. induced by computer screen staring). But tallied up, the perks far surpass the pains. Case in point: before the official opening of “Uncommon Folks: Traditions in American Art” at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I took a stroll through the exhibition ...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

‘Express Talk’ at Milwaukee Art Museum

 The Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibition on American painter Thomas Sully is drawing its last breath on Jan. 5. Not sold? Perhaps the Thursday, Dec. 19, 30-minute, “Express Talk,” on some subjects of Sully’s celebrated portraits
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Big funding changes have infused the city with vitality

The visual arts in Milwaukee are changing dramatically. In 2012, the Milwaukee Art Museum was the juggernaut. With 400,000 annual visitors, total assets of $129 million and operating expenses of more
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
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

Thomas Sully honored in a major exhibit at Milwaukee Art Museum

 It was not until the 1950s, when the likes of Jackson Pollock became known in Paris and elsewhere across the continent, that American artists began to gain the respect of Europeans. And yet no less accord was due such master artists as Thomas Sully (1783-1872), whose family emigrated from England to Virginia in

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