Category Archives: Curatorial

From the Collection–The Mocking of Ceres

The current exhibition in the European works on paper rotation space (on view until April 2) is Gods and Heroes: Classical Mythology in European Prints. The show features 21 prints that cover the Renaissance through the early twentieth century and … Continue reading

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MAM Behind-the-Scenes: Where Did They Go?

There are some things in the Museum that are always changing—exhibition galleries, works on paper, portrait miniatures. But sometimes we make smaller changes to those galleries that seem to be “permanent”. For instance, every once in a while, individual artworks … Continue reading

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MAM Behind-the-Scenes: Rotating the Collection

The Milwaukee Art Museum, like many other large museums, has so much art that it is impossible to display it all at once; there is just not enough space in the galleries. Instead, the museum often rotates their installations, allowing … Continue reading

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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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From the Collection–“Meissen in Winter” by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

[We hope that you enjoy this re-posted 2012 blog post in honor of the holiday season! ] Speaking of the holidays, one of my favorite paintings in the Museum Collection is Meissen in Winter by German artist Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Oehme … Continue reading

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