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Monday, Nov. 16, 2009

Milwaukee Art Museum

In its early years, the Milwaukee Art Museum (and its predecessors) depended on donations of artwork from wealthy patrons, amassing not only a large collection of 19th-century pieces from German-speak
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Milwaukee Art Museum features iconic artist’s later work

Best known as a painter of Campbell’s Soup cans and celebrity portraits almost 50 years ago, Andy Warhol and his work seem innocuous nowadays. His iconographic language has become so integrated into contemporary America’s visual landscape that it is easy to overlook his role as one of its architects. But by blurring the lines...
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 20, WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp w/ Sometime Sweet Susan @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. WMSE launches its Radio Summer Camp festival, a multi-day, multi-venue concert series, with tonight’s showcase of Milwaukee music past and present at Turner Hall Ballroom. Headliners...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, July 23, GZA/Genius @ Apartment 720, 9 p.m. Debates over the best solo Wu-Tang Clan albums inevitably boil down to two 1995 releases, Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… and GZA’s Liquid Swords. The latter is the more cinematic and foreboding of the two, a fitting showcase...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, June 18, Sugar Blue @ Jazz in the Park, 6:30 p.m. Attempting to establish a nickname for himself as memorable as those of Muddy Waters and Blind Lemon, harmonica wiz James Whiting adopted the moniker Sugar Blue after picking up an old 78 titled Sugar Blues out of a pile of...
06.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
Curator Joseph Cunningham, from the American Decorative Arts 1900 Foundation, and Adjunct Assistant Curator for the Milwaukee Art Museum, Sarah Fayen, cooperated with The Chipstone Foundation to organize and plan "The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs". Finally opening June 6 after four years of planning, a majority of his work was uncovered with the 1971 discovery by Robert Judson Clark in...
Monday, June 1, 2009

Art Preview

Starting June 6, the Milwaukee Art Museum's Baker/Rowland Gallery will present two exhibitions, pairing early-20th-century fine art with extraordinary decorative art. Experimentation, innovation and exotic blends of international influences from the early 1900s will be seen throughout the gallery in these eclectic American masterworks. "The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs" presents more than 40 pieces by this craftsman from Buffalo, N.Y., demonstrating his unmatched take...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Art Review

Two soon-to-close exhibitions at Villa Terrace and Milwaukee Art Museum enhance the obsessive quality of the meticulously crafted object. Attention to detail borders on fetish in Marina Bychkova's "Enchanted Dolls" at the Villa Terrace. This exotic harem straddles a broad spectrum of religions, myths, cultures and epochs bound by a common thread: servitude to the ideal of female perfection. A couple of years ago UW-Milwaukee's Union Art Gallery...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
At the risk of sounding cliche, Milwaukee's lively art scene really does have something to suit everyone's tastes. For serious connoisseurs of European painting and American folk, decorative and fine arts traditions through the 20th century. the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) and Marquette University's Haggerty Museum of Art boast impressive permanent holdings as well as several temporary exhibitions each year. If you'd rather see European oils, fine porcelain or the work of 19thcentury American craftsmen in a historic setting, head over to the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Whenever politicians try to pass themselves off as art critics, intelligent citizens have to wonder whether all the other decisions made by public officials are rooted in such profound ignorance. Even more of a wonder is why celebrated national artists even bother trying to create public art. All they usually get for their...