Tag Archives: European art

From the Collection–Neapolitan crèche (Nativity scene)

[Again for the 2011 holiday season, the Milwaukee Art Museum is thrilled to display the beloved Neopolitan crèche. Visit the Museum soon to enjoy this tradition with your family--the Nativity Scene will be on view through January 2012. Re-posted below … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Girolamo Mengozzi’s “Architectural Fantasy with Figures”

I have always loved architecture. As a child, nothing excited me more than a big old Victorian farmhouse. Greek Revival, Carpenter Gothic, Second Empire, Queen Anne—I was probably one of the only Wisconsin middle-schoolers who knew the nuances of American … Continue reading

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Vive “Verve”

Imagine having your favorite artists, authors, philosophers and others ready at your beck and call for any project you desire. What would you have them do? Published by E. Tériade, “Verve: The French Review of Art” was a legendary quarterly … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Table Clock with Orpheus Frieze

When you visit the European galleries of the Milwaukee Art Museum, you may have noticed that in the “Renaissance Treasury” gallery (gallery #2) there are a lot of clocks! These aren’t the wristwatches and battery-powered kitchen clocks that most of … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Charlotte-Françoise DeBure by Catherine Lusurier

One thing to keep in mind when you look at art is not to trust the labels. Well, I don’t mean the labels that museums put on the wall next to the artwork–we try to make those as accurate as … Continue reading

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