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Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

Parade and exhibit mark Día de los Muertos

 The sexy-fication of Halloween was the final nail in the coffin: our late October holiday no longer bears a substantial relationship to its origin as Western Christianity’s celebration of the dearly departed, saints and martyrs. But Halloween’s sibling, the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Carroll University’s ‘Frame Story’

Jessica Meuninck-Ganger’s new exhibition demonstrates how collaboration fuels compelling art. While the multimedia artist describes her work as equally informed by the past and the future, the pervasive merging of tradition and experimentation is just one of the collaborations inspiring
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

60 galleries join in citywide event

 Calling all art aficionados, scenesters and fans of unattended cheese platters: Gallery Night and Day is nigh upon us. For the 26th year, Milwaukee’s nonpareil art extravaganza will blossom in the Third Ward, East Town, Walker’s
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Industrial Design Gallery Turns Twenty

The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design’s Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design (273 E. Erie St.) is celebrating its twentieth birthday. It may be another year before the gallery can legally break out the champagne, but that is no reason to postpone the festivities
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

John Wilde collected at Racine Art Museum

 Wisconsin’s John Wilde (1919-2006, “WILL-dee”) was a master of Magic Realism, the artistic genre that infuses the ordinary with the extraordinary to disorienting and enchanting results. After a stint in the army during World War II, the Milwaukee-born Wilde sought a master’s
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
There’s nothing like a Saturday street festival as the weather waxes autumnal. Time to liberate those light jackets from the recesses of the closet and head to Racine’s annual “Party on the Pavement.” The festival boasts bizarre and bazaar-like range
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

The artist’s collection on display at Kohler Arts Center

 As the Renaissance dawned in Europe, a passion for the odd and exotic gripped the leisured classes. Those with expendable means nourished their passion by establishing “cabinets of curiosities,” rooms abounding with scientific abnormalia, anthropological curios and natural peculiarities.
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013
 In the first half of the 1940s, America was at war…and not just the one you’re thinking of. There was also a clash over the soul of jazz. This war pitted the beboppers against the “moldy figs,” an epithet coined for those musical conservatives who believed that jazz began and ended with the traditional New Orleans
Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Mark Mulhern pulls back the curtain

 There’s an endemic belief that artists know not what they do: that their works are wrought not through reflection but through inspiration—etymologically, being breathed into (namely, by a spirit or the gods). “Bilde Künstler! Rede nicht! / Nur ein Hauch sei dein Gedicht.” urged Goethe. “Make art, artist! Don’t talk at me

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