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05.24.2012 | | Posted at 07:08 AM

World's Stage Theatre hosts a two-night reading of selected works of Shakespeare

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Things appear ton e getting lined-up for quite a lot of Shakespeare this summer in various attractive places around greater Milwaukee. The new show by World's Stage Theatre joins a summer with two outdoor Shakespeare stagings this summer. Hosted by World's Stage's Gretchen Mahkorn, Desire Is Death is a program featuring scenes and sonnets about love and the usual sorts of Shakespearian comp...
Monday, Nov. 22, 2010

Art Review

In his exhibition "Trees Are the Biggest Vegetable" (at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum through Jan. 23, 2011), UW-Madison art department chair Tom Loeser questions the premise behind everyday objects, chairs included. He welcomes us to challenge the way we interact with "mundane" objects by...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010

Big Vegetables at Villa Terrace

Believe me, I don’t hand out accolades where none are deserved. In covering both the Charles Allis and its companion Villa Terrace, it’s been a love/not love relationship. Over the course of many visits and many years, I decided both venues lacked fresh ideas, or call it “vigor” if you prefer. So much was...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Blacksmithing developed as a trade many centuries ago, when forging iron into functional objects was more of a necessity. Through the ages this trade acquired an artistic sensibility, with creative design and expertise incorporated into the blacksmith’s work. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum...
Friday, June 12, 2009

Italian Renaissance-style Villa

Upon entering this gorgeous art museum visitors will be taken aback by the landscaping and gardens. This Italian Renaissance-style villa, designed and built by architect David Adler in 1923, was originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family. The Villa hosts fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries...
Monday, June 8, 2009

Plus: Lakefront Festival of Arts along the Lake Michigan shoreline

In a postmodern exploration of the art of the metalsmith, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum opens "Jon Michael Route: For the Love of Metal" on June 17 (through Aug. 23). Route's career, which spans more than 30 years, offers a contemporary interpretation of the ancient techniques of blacksmiths, tinsmiths and silversmiths. While the majority of the 25 works...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Today @ Villa Terrace

Though artist Richard Haas is best known for his large trompe l'oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of postwar expansion in cities like New York and Chicago, it's his prints that serve as a bedrock for his soaring romanticism. A recent exhibition at Villa Terrace, "Richard Haas: Thirty Years of Looking at Architecture" (running through Jan. 11), presents renderings and photographs of approximately 14 proposed and completed public works...
12.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Aisha Motlani
According to German expressionist artist Ernst Kirchner you could tell a lot about an artist from their prints. That’s certainly true of Richard Haas. Though best known for his large trompe l’oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of post war expansion in cities like New York and Chicago, it’s his prints that serve as a bedrock for his soaring romanticism. A new exhibition at Villa Ter...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Art Preview

Molding clay into containers to carry water or food inspired the initial use of this humble art medium. Yet through the centuries the art of pottery had transcended the functional to become both a decorative and collectible fine art. A new exhibit at Villa Terrace displays pieces of Norse Pottery created during a relatively short period of time, from 1903-1913...

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