Category Archives: Curatorial

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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From the Collection–Miss Grace Ashburner by George Romney

What do you notice first about Miss Grace Ashburner? Maybe her porcelain-white skin highlighted by pink cheeks? Her fashionably powered hair decorated by a shiny blue ribbon? Or maybe her smart green coat with bright brass buttons? This portrait of … Continue reading

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