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From the Brooks Stevens Archive: “Looka’ that slide, isn’t she a honey!”

One of my job responsibilities is to be the curatorial liaison with the Museum’s Brooks Stevens Archives, a repository of renderings, photographs, and ephemera from Milwaukee’s preeminent industrial designer. Today I was searching for information on a custom Packard “woodie” … Continue reading

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Beautiful boxes often hold beautiful things…

I’ve always felt that beautiful boxes should hold beautiful things, and that is the case for one small, graceful box stored in the Audio Visual Library at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Made of a dark, lustrous wood and elegant enough … Continue reading

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Listen to Frank–”The past always hangs to the future by a thread”

“… Remember this, that society always continues. That the past always hangs to the future by a thread. And organic architecture and the thought behind it and the philosophy it represents is going to be that thread. I am sure … Continue reading

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Museum Library – Used Book Sale, March 3-6!

It’s book sale time again! With its Used Book Sale, the Museum’s George Peckham Miller Art Research Library is thrilled to provide the community with the opportunity to purchase those materials that are either duplicative or outside of the library’s collecting area. … Continue reading

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The ‘American Engineer’, My ‘Big Chief’… Frank Lloyd Wright

As we approach the opening of Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century (February 12–May 15, 2011) this is the perfect opportunity to highlight one of the library’s most interesting volumes:  a first edition of Frank Lloyd Wright: … Continue reading

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