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Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Most artists do not struggle in isolation, laboring away in a lonely space. But then again, some do. So goes the story of Wisconsin artist Bernard Gilardi. He painted devotedly in...
Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010

Art Preview

The works of award-winning Mexican architect Luis Barrágan and Milwaukee’s Francisco X. Mora redefine the modernist aesthetic in upcoming exhibitions at Latino Arts Inc. and the Museum of Wisconsin Art, respectively. Beginning Sept. 10, the United Community...
Monday, Aug. 30, 2010
During Wisconsin’s fall season, nature creates its own array of visual art. Against this vibrant outdoor backdrop, many exceptional indoor art exhibitions begin in September and October. On Oct. 9, the Milwaukee Art Museum displays European ceramics, glass, furniture, metalwork and...
Sunday, July 5, 2009

The best in regional art

West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art commits to collecting, conserving, documenting and exhibiting the best in regional art from the entire state. This includes the largest collection of artwork from European trained Carl von Marr, especially his 1889 masterpiece, The Flagellants...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009

Today @ the Museum of Wisconsin Art

This week sees the opening of two new exhibits at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. "D.V. Holmes and His Mad Mechanical Menagerie," in the Main Gallery, features inventive sculptures by UW-Parkside art professor David Valentine Holmes. These sculptures, incorporating found objects and mechanical recyclables, resemble fantastical human forms...
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Art Preview

The work of university professors who have spent a lifetime inspiring new talent while nurturing their own becomes the basis of two exhibits opening at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) in West Bend. "D.V. Holmes and His Mad Mechanical Menagerie," which opens Jan. 7 in the Main Gallery, features inventive sculptures by UW-Parkside art professor David Valentine Holmes. These sculptures, incorporating found objects and mechanical recyclables, resemble fantastical human forms or imagined beasts that center on Holmes' satirical...
Monday, Dec. 22, 2008

Art Preview

The spirit of giving permeates the city during December. Likewise, the creative spirit of the arts also brightens these cold winter days. In September, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) hosted a "One from Wisconsin" show featuring the collaboration of Bay View artist Charles Dwyer and Milwaukee resident Jerry Pfeil. Dwyer enlisted the help of Pfeil, whom he found outside his door one summer day, homeless and hungry. Through...
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008

Art Reviews

Many people haven't heard the name of Charles Thwaites, a Wisconsin artist who was born in Milwaukee in 1904 and graduated from the city's Layton School of Art during the 1920s. However, they may be familiar with his work: Thwaites was one of America's foremost portrait painters before moving to New Mexico in the '50s. The Museum of Wisconsin Art's exhibition "Charles Thwaites: A Retrospective" displays works from a successful career that spanned half a century, connecting Thwaites, who died in 2002, to his former home . . .

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