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What’s Up at the Museum?

Mark Lindquist, Dowel Bowl, 2011
Mark Lindquist, Dowel Bowl, 2011

What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum – January, 2012

After a very successful run at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper heads to its next destination, the Albertina in Vienna. And, after rave reviews in the press, the Museum has said goodbye to Taryn Simon: Photographs and Texts. The show debuts at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art later this month.

But that doesn’t mean the Museum doesn’t have a lot happening! For families, there’s Play Date with Art (January 20). And if you are looking to heat up your winter night, there’s MAM After Dark (January 20).

Plus, come see a new exhibition from the Chipstone Foundation, The Tool at Hand, in which sixteen artists tackled the challenge of creating a work of art with just one tool.

In the mood for something unique? Opening in February, a Milwaukee Art Museum original exhibition: Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection. This unique showcase of modern self-taught art brings together some of the greatest European and American artists in the genre: Scottie Wilson, Madge Gill, Martin Ramirez, Henry Darger, Minnie Evans, and more.

The exhibition celebrates the significant gift of works by Milwaukee collector Anthony Petullo to the Museum, which establishes the Milwaukee Art Museum as a leading American institution for the work of untrained creators, and comes at a crucial turning point in the history of the genre.

Petullo is a Milwaukee entrepreneur and author, and a longtime member of the Museum’s Board of Directors and the Museum’s Exhibitions Committee. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and has received multiple awards for his community service and charitable contributions.

For more information on Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection, as well as a complete listing of upcoming events and activities, check out the calendar of events at

Kristin Settle: PR Manager for the Milwaukee Art Museum, otherwise referred to as Museum cheerleader.

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