Author Archives: Heather Winter

Connecting Orson Welles to the Milwaukee Art Institute

Born on May 6, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Academy Award-winning filmmaker (George) Orson Welles’ childhood was a Hollywood story of its own. His father, Richard Head Welles, was a successful inventor and businessman who made a fortune inventing a carbide … Continue reading

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Vive “Verve”

Imagine having your favorite artists, authors, philosophers and others ready at your beck and call for any project you desire. What would you have them do? Published by E. Tériade, “Verve: The French Review of Art” was a legendary quarterly … Continue reading

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From the Library: “Men Who Own Big Libraries”

“Men Who Own Big Libraries: Milwaukeeans Who Delight in Collecting All Manner and Kind of Books” (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 18, 1901). A title not to be passed up, wouldn’t you say? Who are these men, you ask? I had to … Continue reading

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Listen to Frank–“The past always hangs to the future by a thread”

“… Remember this, that society always continues. That the past always hangs to the future by a thread. And organic architecture and the thought behind it and the philosophy it represents is going to be that thread. I am sure … Continue reading

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Museum Library – Used Book Sale, March 3-6!

It’s book sale time again! With its Used Book Sale, the Museum’s George Peckham Miller Art Research Library is thrilled to provide the community with the opportunity to purchase those materials that are either duplicative or outside of the library’s collecting area. … Continue reading

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