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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
Buzzed About Art: The city's art world is abuzz with the priceless donation of Anthony Petullo's prestigious 312-piece outsider art collection to the Milwaukee Art Museum. At the President's Circle opening, MAM head Dan Keegan...
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012
Over a 20-year period, Milwaukee's Tony Petullo amassed an internationally known art collection. Now, the retired businessman has given more than 300 pieces to the Milwaukee Art Museum. These works form the new exhibition...
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
“Posters of Paris” offers a taste of the colorful street life of 1880s Paris as seen through the eyes of Jules Chéret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Alphonse Mucha, Jacques Villon and...
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Today @ Milwaukee Art Museum

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," on display through Sept. 11. Ninety works were chosen from the Palace Garden of the Qianlong emperor...
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...
Saturday, June 18, 2011

Today @ Milwaukee Art Museum

One of the nation's premier juried art festivals, Milwaukee's Lakefront Festival of Arts has been going strong for nearly five decades, drawing thousands of people every year. The tented, outdoor festival has expanded in recent years...

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