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Mythology at the Milwaukee Art Museum–Part 2

In my August post for the Museum’s blog, Mythology at the Milwaukee Art Museum-Part 1, I focused on some great examples of Classical mythological figures in the Museum’s Collection—hopefully with the result that you will be able to identify those … Continue reading

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From the Collection– “A Roman Amateur” by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

On December 14, 1894, Frederick Layton, the Milwaukee meat packer and philanthropist who founded the Layton Art Gallery (the predecessor of the Milwaukee Art Museum), wrote a letter to Julius Gugler of the Milwaukee Art Association. Layton requested the organization … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Marble Through the Ages

The Museum Collection contains endless stories. Our paintings hold narratives of mythological legends; decorative art objects tell us of life way-back-when; contemporary art puts our finger on the pulse of what is going on now. But have you ever traced … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Ancient Greek Vases

The Milwaukee Art Museum may have a small collection of ancient Mediterranean art, but we have some great pieces! Take, for instance, our two ancient Greek Hydria.  Walk into Gallery 1, and you will see them in the free-standing case … Continue reading

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