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Jules Bastien-Lepage and the Newlyn School

One of the things that I enjoy about being a curator is that I am always learning something.  Here is one example. In the middle of August, the Cornish American Heritage Society held their “Gathering of the Cornish Cousins” in … Continue reading

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From the Collection– “Meissen in Winter” by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

Speaking of the holidays, one of my favorite paintings in the Museum Collection is Meissen in Winter by German artist Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Oehme (pronounced EHR-ma) shows us a snowy street in the German town, with the church tower silhouetted … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Girl in Straw Hat (Femme au Chapeau Rouge) by Pierre Bonnard

The Museum’s current exhibition Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and his Contemporaries features a number of posters by Pierre Bonnard (French, 1867-1947)—including the fantastic France-Champagne lithograph, a work that inspired the master Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec to make ground-breaking posters. Did you … Continue reading

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Who’s That Girl?: Wisconsin Edition

Every so often, Museum staff gets an email or learns a story that connects the art in our collection with our community. These might be far-away communities, as in the case of the English ancestors of Miss Frances Lee, or … Continue reading

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Who’s That Girl?

For years, she was just a pretty face. Now, we’re close to identifying the sitter of this elegant portrait by artist Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). When this portrait was given to the Museum in 1961 by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Berger, … Continue reading

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