Category Archives: Art

Remembering Truman Lowe

Celebrated Wisconsin artist and beloved University of Wisconsin–Madison professor Truman Lowe passed away on March, 30, 2019, leaving behind a powerful legacy. Raised in a Ho-Chunk community near Black River Falls, Lowe always felt a connection to nature; he was … Continue reading

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MAM In Full Color

Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky once noted, “color is a power which directly influences the soul,” and science tells us it’s true—color can affect your mood, opinions, and even your behavior. Our Collection Galleries, filled with vibrant hues, soft tones, and … Continue reading

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From the Collection: An Illuminated Manuscript

Before the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, books were handwritten. Imagine… every time a copy of a text needed to be made, someone had to do it painstakingly by hand. In our world of quick reproductions … Continue reading

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All The Ways to Play at MAM

Because many museums house precious objects and valuable artworks, they tend to have a “look, but don’t touch” and “keep quiet” reputation. Doesn’t sound too fun, does it? We often hear the misconceptions that museums aren’t spaces for children, that … Continue reading

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Mom & MAM

Not sure what to give Mom for Mother’s Day? From creative gifts to inspiring experiences, the Milwaukee Art Museum has you covered. Here are five ways to spoil Mom at MAM this year. Make her a masterpiece in the Kohl’s … Continue reading

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