Category Archives: Curatorial

From the Collection–Porcelain Tankards

[Last month, the Milwaukee Art Museum put on view three important Meissen tankards. Learn more about two of them with this re-posted entry from 2014.] Previously, we demystified tin-glazed earthenware while putting it into a historical context. In this post, … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance–Stories Behind the Names

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s current feature exhibition, Milwaukee Collects, includes more than 100 objects from nearly 50 private collections in the Greater Milwaukee area. It offers an opportunity to see treasures that are typically not on public view. At the … Continue reading

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And All That Jazz!

What did socialites in Milwaukee read during the jazz age of the late 1920s? Well, naturally, everyone was reading The Modern Milwaukeean! The magazine circulated from September of 1928 through the spring of 1930 and billed itself as the key … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Character Steins

[Once a year, the Milwaukee Art Museum will rotate the German steins on view in the gallery of nineteenth century German art. The newest installation is a selection of character steins, so we’d like to highlight the change by re-posting … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance: Evening on the Seashore—Tangiers by Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s current feature exhibition, Milwaukee Collects, includes more than 100 objects from nearly 50 private collections in the Greater Milwaukee area. It offers an opportunity to see treasures that are typically not on public view. At the … Continue reading

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