Milwaukee Art Museum

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Academics from across North America will come to UW-Milwaukee to discuss feminism, while Pathfinders presents the state of youth homelessness. more

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The Conservation Lab of the Milwaukee Art Museum works to conserve, restore and preserve works of art. more

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Exhibits opening this week include "The San Quentin Project" at the Milwaukee Art Museum and "Out of the Vault and New Acquisitions" at David Barnett Gallery. The Historic Third Ward Association will also present Gallery Night and Day this weekend. more

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By emphasizing the kinetics and interactivity of play over usual formal rhetoric, MAM’s “Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America” speaks up for a history that’s taken a beating. more

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The Shepherd Express interviews Milwaukee Art Museum’s former senior preparator, Joe Kavanaugh, about his experience with art exhibits at MAM. more

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Several new exhibitions open this week, including ones at Tory Folliard Gallery, Gallery 224 and Hawthorn Contemporary. more

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Last week, representatives of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) came to Milwaukee for an on-site inspection to determine if the city met its requirements for its 2020 National Convention. From what I’ve heard, they were impressed. more


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Is it or isn’t it? Therein lies the question, and the mystery, surrounding a painting that’s been sitting in the vaults of the Milwaukee Art Museum for close to 80 years. more

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The Milwaukee Art Museum’s “Photographing Nature’s Cathedrals: Carleton E. Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge and H.H. Bennett” exhibits cutting-edge technology of the mid 19th century in a collection of breathtaking landscapes. more

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This week, we preview Forty Carats by the Village Playhouse and The Flesh Trade by The Alchemist Theatre. more

Performing Arts Weekly

William Kentridge’s “More Sweetly Play the Dance” (through Aug. 19 at the Milwaukee Art Museum) combines filmmaking, drawing, animation and a soundtrack by Johannes Serekeho to create a buoyant, modern danse macabre. more

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It’s long been a truism that Milwaukee County residents love their historic parks. Nonetheless, continual defunding for three decades has left much of the county’s parks frayed and even derelict. more

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Ruthie answers a question from a reader concerned about a fellow volunteer throwing shade. more

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Goya is considered one of Spain’s most important artists of all time for many reasons: He was the official “painter to the king” renowned for traditional portraiture, and he was a daring proto-modernist in his enduringly influential private ... more

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Despite its popularity, organizers of the Milwaukee’s Winter Farmers Market at the Mitchell Park Domes Annex were abruptly informed last month that the market’s lease would not be renewed at the domes annex. more

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Café Calatrava is a hidden gem located on the ground floor of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The menu changes often and is seasonal, using many locally sourced ingredients. more

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The Milwaukee Art Museum recently opened a new exhibit, “Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England.” The extraordinary show of some 50 works by Homer and his contemporaries adds to the pantheon of LGBTQ artists represented in the museum’s collection. more


For over a century, movies have captured our imaginations, immersing us in the narratives of distant wars, the wild west, and political intrigue. And so it is with the works of Thomas Hart Benton. Inspired by Hollywood cinema and human nature.. more

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