Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Curating Mrs. M.––––– ’s World, a New Installation: Part 2

Mrs. M.––––– ’s Cabinet is currently featuring an installation that was developed by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students enrolled in the course “Curating Mrs. M.––––– ’s World.” The project resulted in the display of seven acquisitions by the Chipstone Foundation. The … Continue reading

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Curating Mrs. M.––––– ’s World, a New Installation: Part 1

Mrs. M.––––– ’s Cabinet is currently featuring an installation that was developed by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students enrolled in the course “Curating Mrs. M.––––– ’s World.” The project resulted in the display of seven acquisitions by the Chipstone Foundation. The exhibition opened … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Rubber Stamp Portfolio, 1977

As the Collections Manager of Works on Paper, one of my duties is to facilitate the movement of the prints, drawings and photography in the collection for exhibitions, rotations, loans and viewings for researchers in the Herzfeld Study Center. Our … Continue reading

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Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center

Did you know that nearly half of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection consists of works on paper? We have more than 15,000 rare prints, drawings, photographs, and book arts. Works on paper cannot be shown indefinitely, because they are light-sensitive; light … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance—The Marriage Trap by Jan Victors, Part 4

With The Marriage Trap as an example, we have seen that it is an immense task to do provenance research for all paintings that were probably in Europe from 1933 through 1945! Museums, however, have accepted this ongoing project as an … Continue reading

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