Author Archives: Chelsea Emelie Kelly

People’s Choice: Your Top 25 Works of Art in the Collection

Happy birthday, Milwaukee Art Museum! You’re looking pretty good for 125, if we do say so ourselves. To celebrate the Museum’s anniversary, we’ve got a whole lot of stuff going on. From concurrent exhibitions to community days, your 125th is … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Education | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Museum Staff Coloring Contest with Reginald Baylor

Want to know what energizes an art museum staff, beyond knowing that we share a world-class art collection with almost 400,000 people a year? Believe it or not, for the Milwaukee Art Museum staff it was a coloring contest. Of … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Education, Museum Store | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Warhol, Warhol, Everywhere a Warhol

Everybody loves Andy Warhol! Who isn’t immediately attracted to the bright colors, crisp lines, and repetition in Andy Warhol’s artwork? Not to mention the fact that Warhol himself was such a character, playing with the art world, celebrity, and fame. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Art News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Future of Museums, According to Milwaukee Teens

This summer, fourteen teens from 12 Milwaukee-area high schools came together to impact the present and future of museums. Funded by the MPS Arts Internship Program through the Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department, these teens were paid museum studies interns … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Education | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

What Does It Mean To “Curate”?

Although I try very hard not to bring work home with me, sometimes (okay, most of the time) I can’t help it. I just love museums, and so I often find myself thinking about them after 5 p.m. Something I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Curatorial | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments