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Category Archives: Curatorial
One of the important areas of museum research is that of provenance, or the history of ownership. Why is it important to know who owned an artwork? Well, for a number of reasons.
In 1898, the artists periodical The Studio called Christopher Dresser “perhaps the greatest of commercial designers imposing his fantasy and invention upon the ordinary output of British industry.” This seems an appropriate description for an Englishman who was interested in art but first … Continue reading
Last week, we looked an amazing example of large-scale Meissen porcelain sculpture. This time, we’ll look at another beautiful work of Meissen, this two-handled urn. This sizable object has a great presence (it’s about a foot tall). What immediately draws … Continue reading
This fantastic chandelier is currently on view in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s east galleria. It hangs there to represent the European collections in our reinstallation display–and I think that is does a great job! Dating to the early 18th century, … Continue reading
Believe it or not, this imposing sculpture is made out of a material that we usually associate with teacups and figurines for our end tables. That’s right–this two-and-a-half feet tall man is made out of porcelain! But it’s not just … Continue reading