Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

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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Questions of Provenance—The Marriage Trap by Jan Victors, Part 3

In the last two posts we’ve looked at the earliest known and most recent provenance of our painting The Marriage Trap. We also know that in 1947 the painting was processed at the Munich Central Collecting Point, or MCCP. This … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance—The Marriage Trap by Jan Victors, Part 2

This post is part of a series that that will highlight some of the interesting provenance cases in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Collection.  Last time we looked at The Marriage Trap’s provenance and attribution just before and since its acquisition … Continue reading

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