Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Milwaukee Studio Visit: Author and Illustrator Lois Ehlert

Our senses were first enticed by the lovely scent of fresh, natural flowers as we approached Lois Ehlert’s apartment in a beautiful old downtown building on an otherwise blustery day. Ehlert welcomed me and Megan Yanz so Megan could photograph … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Behind the Scenes, Education, Museum Store | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Milwaukee Studio Visit: Beth Eaton Pottery

Visiting the Bay View studio of Beth Eaton Pottery, I had the enviable sense of the elements of work and family, business and creativity in harmonious balance. Beth Eaton’s work is featured in the Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Museum Store | Tagged , , , , | 42 Comments

From the Collection–Winter in Color

Tired of winter yet? Wait, it’s February in Wisconsin–that’s probably a silly question. Even if you’ve had enough, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s current display of works on paper from the Collection, Winter in Color, might make you take another look … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Behind the Scenes, Curatorial | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Help Us Prototype Your Museum Experience

At the entrance to the permanent collection galleries at the Milwaukee Art Museum, you’ll find something new as of December 2013: what we affectionately call in-house our “Prototyping Pedestal.” So what exactly is it?

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Curatorial, Education | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Installing the 2014 Scholastic Art Awards

Picture this: Fall semester, high school years. You eagerly await your first art assignment, hoping to be given the added bonus of self-expression. A few weeks pass and you hand in your artwork, hoping it might be considered by your … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Education, Exhibitions | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment