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A bit of Milwaukee in the Saarinen Archives at Yale

If you’ve visited the Museum recently, you know that we take our 125th anniversary seriously. There was cake for “Barbara Brown Lee Day” on May 2, there are three celebratory exhibitions, including a glamorous salon-style rehang of Gallery 10, and … Continue reading

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Museum Art Library – Used Book Sale March 1 – 4!

It’s book sale time again! At the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Art Research Library Used Book Sale, you’ll find wonderful materials that are either duplicative or outside of our Library’s collecting area. And, of course, all proceeds benefit the Art Library’s … Continue reading

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Connecting Orson Welles to the Milwaukee Art Institute

Born on May 6, 1915 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Academy Award-winning filmmaker (George) Orson Welles’ childhood was a Hollywood story of its own. His father, Richard Head Welles, was a successful inventor and businessman who made a fortune inventing a carbide … 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 Library: “Men Who Own Big Libraries”

“Men Who Own Big Libraries: Milwaukeeans Who Delight in Collecting All Manner and Kind of Books” (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 18, 1901). A title not to be passed up, wouldn’t you say? Who are these men, you ask? I had to … Continue reading

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