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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Today @ Museum of Wisconsin Art

Melissa Cooke's eight drawings on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) may send a shiver down the viewer's spine, but the exquisite graphite renderings also invite a closer look. Cooke juxtaposes technical elegance with terrifying...
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Milwaukee Art Museum offers rare glimpse of treasures from China

A rare glimpse into the Palace Museum of Beijing's Forbidden City awaits visitors of the Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition “The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures From the Forbidden City.” Ninety works were chosen from the Palace Garden of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795), an area long closed to the...
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Arpik Weitzer's Garden

It was a long winter and rather than grumble with the rest of us, Arpik Weitzer decided to paint. With "The Artist's Garden," the Milwaukee painter has mounted an exhibition of 25 floral...
Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

Art Review

The compelling imagery of Claire Ruzicka’s exhibition “Caras de Oaxaca” portrays daily life, culture and art in the pueblos of Teotitlán del Valle and Tlacolula de Matamoros in the foothills and valleys of Mexico’s Sierra Juarez...
Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

UWM’s Peck School connects students, professionals

Art is the best means human beings have found to face, understand, become and transcend themselves. It’s a cliché to note the large amount of art produced in Milwaukee, much of it original, made from scratch to reflect and address our human, national and global situations and to rethink the communicative possibilities and applications of the disciplines. There’s much concern about our city’s...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Art Preview

One art space in the metro area that is often overlooked is the department store window gallery at the Racine Art Museum (441 Main St.). The windows from the original downtown retail space remained even after the building was renovated to create a unique, expansive gallery for the museum. The window space, though a...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Art Review

“My name is Mr. Weekend. I am an artoholic.” A giant white sock puppet with bulging blue eyes repeats these words from a corner of the art gallery in John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s current exhibition, “A Sense of Humor” (through Sept. 26).

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