Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Out of the Vault–William Copley and the Instant Art Collection

William Copley (1919-1996) was an American art entrepreneur who was involved in every facet of the art world at one time or another during his career. Copley worked as a painter, writer, gallery owner, collector, patron and publisher. He began … Continue reading

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The Design Behind Color Rush

When the design team was tasked with developing the identity for Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America, a comprehensive exhibition charting the history of color photography in the United States from 1907 to 1981 and including nearly … Continue reading

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The Layton Art Collection: 1888-2013, Part 2

Last month, I wrote about the first part of the exhibition The Layton Art Collection: 1888-2013. I introduced the great Milwaukee businessman and art patron Frederick Layton, and touched upon the founding of the Layton Art Gallery. The first section … Continue reading

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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

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From the Collection–Margaret, Lady Tufton by Anthony Van Dyck and Studio

Recently brought out of the vault for display in Gallery #5 is a portrait of Margaret, Lady Tufton (1636-1687).  A beauty of the English court, she was the granddaughter of Edward, 1st Baron Wotton, a diplomat and court official for … Continue reading

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