Category Archives: Curatorial

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

Posted in Art, Curatorial, Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Art, Curatorial, Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Art, Curatorial | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From the Collection: The Annuciation by Hendrick Goltzius

The current exhibition in the European works on paper rotation space (on view until July 30) is Alluring Artifice: Mannerism in the Sixteenth Century. The show features 30 prints that explore Mannerism, a movement that emerged in European art around … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Curatorial, Exhibitions | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

From the Collection–Francisco de Zurbarán’s Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s painting by Francisco de Zurbarán (Spanish, 1598–1664), Saint Francis of Assisi in His Tomb, has been popular with museum goers since it entered the collection in 1958. This is probably not surprising, since Zurbarán’s work is … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Curatorial | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment