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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...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, March 26, Brian Regan @ The Riverside Theater, 7:30 p.m. For a comedian, a Patton Oswalt endorsement is like having Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski tell you he likes the way you play basketball— it means you’re pretty good at what you do. Brian Regan’s observational comedy lives up to the praise Oswalt...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Feeding Frenzy:

The Capital Grille’s lobster mac ’n’cheese, Crawdaddy’s jambalaya and the Mason Street Grill’s polenta and short ribs were among the culinary delights the recent “Taste of Milwaukee” benefit for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Southeastern Wisconsin at the Pfister. Radio personality Dan Kyle hosted.
Monday, Feb. 16, 2009

Art Preview

"Regardless of sex, color of skin, occupation or wealth, we are all the same when we get to bare bones," says artist Antonio Martorell. Humanity displayed in its bare bones deftly describes Martorell's work, on view at Latino Arts Inc. starting Feb. 20. The exhibit, "La Plena Inmortal" ("Dancing with Death Immortal"), includes more than 75 pictures dealing with subjects Martorell says the public blinds itself...
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...
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Book Preview

Anyone who's examined The Birds of America, a seminal ornithological compendium published between 1827 and 1838 by the artist/naturalist John James Audubon, will wonder what impelled him to create life-sized illustrations of every species of bird in North America. Birds from the swamps of the Mississippi Valley, the forests of Ohio and the coast of South Carolina were lovingly captured in exquisite...

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