Author Archives: Janet Gourley

About Janet Gourley

Janet is the Education and Public Programs Department Administrator at Milwaukee Art Museum. Her workday is spent facilitating programs, maintaining department attendance statistics, and knowing how to answer any and all questions about MAM's Education and Programs.

Can I walk on it?

Yes! Carl Andre’s 144 Pieces of Zinc is one of the few artworks in the Museum’s Collection that is meant to be experienced physically, and that visitors may touch.  The artist felt that the qualities inherent in the material were the most important … Continue reading

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Being an Intern: It’s not only Makin’ Copies

In 2005, as a senior Art History major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I worked as an intern for the Museum’s Curatorial Department in Earlier European Art. Working under the expert intern-wrangling leadership of Catherine Sawinski, Assistant Curator of Earlier … Continue reading

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Do you like America’s Next Top Model?

So do I. Which is why I was excited to learn that an artist in the Museum’s permanent collection, iona rozeal brown, is collaborating on a project with America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) guest star Benny Ninja. Ninja is a master of “vogueing” … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Fab 5 Freddy (Told Me Everybody’s Fly)

A new exhibition Art in the Streets is on view April 17 to August 8, 2011 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles). The exhibition is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art and it features an … Continue reading

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Oh, I do love having dirt to dish.

On Friday, April 1st (no, this isn’t an April Fools’ joke!) the Museum will have Gayla Trail, urban gardener and creator of YouGrowGirl.com, give a talk titled DIY Dirt to Dish: Growing Great Grub with Limited Resources.  The lecture is … Continue reading

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