Category Archives: Art

From the Collection–St. Nicholas Day by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller

Today, in celebration of the holiday season, we’re going to discuss one of my favorite paintings in the collection. In St. Nicholas Day, painter Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793–1865) shows an Austrian family celebrating the feast of St. Nicholas on December … Continue reading

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From the Collection—The Countess of Exeter by Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen

It’s always so exciting to get a painting out of storage! I’m happy to report that a lovely seventeenth century portrait is newly on view in the Renaissance galleries (Main Level S103). It has been carefully cleaned and looks marvelous.

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MAM Celebrates 150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright–Part Two: The Potential of Plywood

Though world-renowned (and Wisconsin-born) architect Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps best remembered for his work in the Prairie Style, this portion of his career was only the first chapter of a much longer story. And so, in honor of the … Continue reading

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MAM Celebrates 150 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright–Part One: Presenting Prairie Style

This year marks a whopping 150 years since the birth of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. As institutions across the United States host specials exhibitions and events to mark the occasion, the Milwaukee Art Museum has particular reason to celebrate: … Continue reading

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John J. Reiss: Artist, Designer, and Collector

Milwaukee has been home to many talented designers over the years, but they often fly under the radar. A designer’s main concern is to convey a message or idea on behalf of a client; one’s identity is secondary, but a … Continue reading

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