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Art Education

Slow Art–Kirchner’s Street at Schöneberg City Park

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street at Schöneberg City Park, 1912-13. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley. Photo credit Larry Sanders
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Street at Schöneberg City Park, 1912-13. Oil on canvas. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley. Photo by Larry Sanders.

Have you ever looked at a work of art for a half-hour straight?

In college, one of my favorite art history professors required that we spend at least a half-hour sitting in front of the work of art we were researching and sketch it, getting intimate with the figures, setting, lines and brushstrokes within it, and immersing ourselves in the choices the artist made. While looking for forty-five minutes at Kirchner’s Street at Schöneberg City Park, that was exactly what I did.

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Art Education Events

What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: April 4-April 11

For you baseball fans, it’s Opening Day at Miller Park, so here’s an obligatory-yet-enthusiastic GO BREWERS!

If you missed Art in Bloom last weekend, be sure to check out the photos on the Museum’s Facebook page, as well as on Chelsea Kelly’s latest blog.

This week, don’t miss Target Free First Thursday (April 7). Admission is FREE for individuals from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the Museum features a Frank Lloyd Wright Express Talk at 5:30 p.m., plus an Artist Talk by Colleen Plumb at 6:15 p.m.

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Education

Teacher’s Night Recap: American Art & Visual Literacy

Gallery 15, full of Prendergasts--imagine it full of teachers, too.
Gallery 15, full of Prendergasts--imagine it full of teachers, too.
In early March, twenty-two teachers joined us at the Museum for a free Teacher’s Night that focused on the recently unveiled Charles Prendergast installation in Gallery 15 on the Main Level. We got a generous grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art not only for the installation (the beautiful Prendergast objects featured are almost all from their collection), but also for a Teacher’s Night inspired by the works! Here’s an inside look at the planning for the event as well as the event itself…

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Art Education Events

What’s Happening at the Milwaukee Art Museum: March 7-March 13

Donald Fortesque and Lawrence LaBianca, Sounding, 2008.

This week, the Museum opens two new exhibitions and hosts its monthly MAM After Dark event. Plus lectures, gallery talks, and more.

On Thursday, March 10, the Chipstone Foundation opens The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft in the Museum’s Decorative Arts Gallery on the lower level. This stunning exhibition features sixteen established and emerging artists who push the boundaries of art by combining new technologies with old-school craft. Curated by UWM’s Fo Wilson, the exhibition features work by Donald Fortesque and Lawrence LaBianca, Tim Tate, Sonya Clark, Lia Cook, and more.

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Behind the Scenes Education

How Do They Do That?

Tools for the project and the 3/16" scale drawing.
Tools for the project and the 3/16" scale drawing.
Hi, I’m Kelli, one of the gallery and art preparators working behind the scenes here at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I’m one of the “they” who does what they “do”.

If you’ve been to the museum more than once, you’ve noticed that some of the galleries change from time to time. Sometimes we move paintings to a different spot in the room, other times we’ll move the walls into a different formation. This time, I’ve painted the walls and the carpet. That’s right–I said carpet.