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Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

Art Preview

Milwaukee's Lynden Sculpture Garden honors Harry and Peg Bradley's enthusiasm for collecting sculptures at the 40-acre site surrounding the family farmhouse. Inside the farmhouse, the Bradleys showcased two-dimensional works of modern art on canvas and paper...
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bringing a vision to MAM's American Collections

Three months ago, the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) welcomed William Rudolph as its curator of American Art and Decorative Arts. Rudolph's appointment acknowledges the museum's growing importance as a center for these arts. A recent interview provided him the opportunity to explore various aspects of his interest in coming to the MAM and his vision for the museum's American Collections. First: What is considered American art? In the past, some historians have held that American art should be limited to art of the United States and the visual art of the late 18th and 19th centuries. Many curators of American art today, Rudolph explains, take a broader view. They embrace, for example, works going back to the Colonial period as well as 19th-century German-American paintings, Chinese export porcelains...
Wednesday, June 22, 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...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This February, the Shepherd Express challenged Milwaukeeans to capture life in our city—and you responded. The “Seen in Milwaukee Photo Contest” was inspired by the exhibition “Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940–1959” showcasing post-World War II...
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Fashion designers looking good

On the heels of the fiasco of Milwaukee's first-ever Fashion Week, canceled 24 hours before it was scheduled to begin, subsequent runway events ended the season on a high note and kept the spotlight lingering on the local fashion scene. Shows at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Iron Horse Hotel drew capacity crowds, affirming that the city's interest in haute couture fashion hasn't dimmed...
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum

Using a finicky mix of antique equipment and modern techniques, Wisconsin photographers John Shimon and Julie Lindemann have focused their lenses on the many people they encounter from day-to-day, capturing extraordinarily telling portraits of mostly ordinary people. The Milwaukee Art Museum’s new exhibit . . .
Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum

Local wine makers and distributors have teamed up to bring a fine-tuned wine festival to the manicured grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum today and tomorrow. A "full-tasting" wine ticket to this weekend’s Milwaukee Wine Festival is $20 if purchased by Aug. 21, or $30 cash at the festival's entrance. The ticket . . .
Friday, Aug. 22, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Art Museum

Local wine makers and distributors have teamed up to bring a fine-tuned wine festival to the manicured grounds of the Milwaukee Art Museum today and tomorrow. A "full-tasting" wine ticket to this weekend’s Milwaukee Wine Festival is $20 if purchased by Aug. 21, or $30 cash at the festival's entrance. The ticket . . .

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