Category Archives: Art

From the Collection–Dancer Holding her Right Foot in her Right Hand by Edgar Degas

Though many of his formal principles are similar, Edgar Degas (1834–1917) stands out from the other major Impressionists because of his decision to depict urban spaces and the people that inhabit them, rather than natural landscapes. Arguably Degas’ most famous … Continue reading

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Jules Bastien-Lepage and the Newlyn School

One of the things that I enjoy about being a curator is that I am always learning something.  Here is one example. In the middle of August, the Cornish American Heritage Society held their “Gathering of the Cornish Cousins” in … Continue reading

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Dandelions and Deck Chairs: Harry Bertoia

Now that it’s finally starting to feel like summer, let’s talk about dandelions. Sure, they’re technically weeds, and you probably don’t want them taking over your lawn. But it’s fun to make wishes on the white puffy ones, even if … Continue reading

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ArtXpress 2014: Remember Struggle Create Change

There’s a reason why the summer teen program at the Milwaukee Art Museum is called ArtXpress. In less than a month, a group of sixteen high school students came together to absorb the current Kandinsky: A Retrospective exhibition, digest the … Continue reading

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Reflective Evaluation: How Can Museums Change Teens–and Vice Versa? Part 1

Over the past four years, I have worked with hundreds of Milwaukee-area teens who love art, and who, over their time in teen programs at the Milwaukee Art Museum, grow to love museums as well. I have always had a … Continue reading

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