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Monday, June 23, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum

British artists Gilbert and George met at St. Martins College of Art in London, 1967, and have remained creative partners ever since. Their names are never separated, they coordinate their clothes and they speak in a dialogue that appears to be scripted. And now Gilbert and George have brought their provocative . . .
Thursday, June 19, 2008

This Week in Milwaukee

Twista @ The Rave, 9 p.m. Last time Twista was slated to play a V100.7-sponsored event, filling in at the last minute for a snowbound Soulja Boy at December’s Holiday Jam, Twista himself was a no-show, and promoters gave no explanation for his absence.
06.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
"Are you angry or are you boring?" asks one of the pieces in the new “Gilbert & George” exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM). The idea that nothing worthwhile exists outside these two states might explain why the work of the artistic duo has become progressively larger and louder over time, often resorting to such malodorous mediums as feces, sperm and spit. Is this preponderance of bodil...
Monday, June 9, 2008

Art Preview

British artists Gilbert and George met at St. Martins College of Art in London, 1967, and have remained creative partners ever since. Their names are never separated, they coordinate their clothes and they speak in a dialogue that appears to be scripted. And now Gilbert and George are bringing their provocative brand of art to the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM), with their first retrospective in more than 25 years.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Courting the Cool Factor

Some of the most prestigious awards in architecture were handed out earlier this year. But while the initial flurry of excitement greeting the annual American Institute of Architects awards or the much coveted Pritzker Prize has subsided, one set of accolades still remains for Milwaukee’s design:
05.23.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
Milwaukee interior architect George Mann Niedecken visited Europe during a time when the curlicues of art nouveau were being succeeded by purer geometric forms of Viennese Secession in an atmosphere increasing opposed to 19th century historicism. According to John Eastberg, senior historian at the Pabst Mansion, the visit made a deep and lasting impression on the young designer. He talks to us abo...
05.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
In some respects Santiago Cucullu’s onsite installation at the Milwaukee Art Museum encapsulates the post-modern spirit. Rather than being a single cohesive piece it’s an agglomeration of micro-narratives. Titled MF Ziggurat, an allusion to the centrality and untouchable sacredness of these imposing Mesopotamian and Central American structures, the piece seeks to transgress the inviolable ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum - 1:30 p.m.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibit, A Revolutionary in Milwaukee: The Designs of George Mann Niedecken, holds appeal to local history buffs and architecture conesuirs alike. An associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, Niedecken created lavish, innovative buildings for Milwaukee’s wealthy elite in the early twentieth . . .
Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Art Preview

A full spectrum of colors—hues ranging from bright sunrise to muted sunset—awakens the imagination in an exhibition and special event at the Racine Art Museum (RAM) and the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) this weekend. In a premiere retrospective opening April 13, the RAM features the artwork of Earl Pardon, a painter, industrial designer and jeweler. The exhibition, “Earl Pardon: Palette Maestro,” reveals the expertise
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008

Art Review

When Marcel Duchamp signed a urinal and submitted it to an exhibit in 1917, it was more than just a brazen gesture. It sounded the knell of art as it was previously known. After bringing it down to the lowest common denominator, what else remained?

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