Meet the collectors: Sande Robinson

Tyanna Buie (American, b. 1984). Still Life #2, 2014. Acrylic, charcoal, and monoprint on paper. Collection of Sande Robinson.

Tyanna Buie (American, b. 1984). Still Life #2, 2014. Acrylic, charcoal, and monoprint on paper. Collection of Sande Robinson.

Sande Robinson is a former trustee of the Milwaukee Art Museum and the president of the African American Art Alliance, one of the Museum’s nine support groups. She is lending Still Life #2 by Milwaukee-native Tyanna Buie to the exhibition.

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Explore the Milwaukee Art Museum for FREE!

Mark your calendars for Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: About Face on Sunday, March 12th.  There is a ton to see and do—and admission is FREE for everyone, thanks to Friends of Art.

Get a first look at the new feature exhibition Milwaukee Collects (opens March 10th!), and take part in a variety of activities throughout the Museum. Stop by for a few minutes, or spend the whole day!

Create Your Own Works of Art 
10 AM–4 PM
In Windhover Hall, paint your favorite animal, make a self-portrait, and create exquisite creatures with Walkers Point Center for the Arts. Stop by the Kohl’s Art Generation Studio to sculpt a Face Jug, and find sketching stations set up throughout the galleries!

Enjoy a Variety of Performances in Windhover Hall 
11 AM: Listen to music and draw sounds with Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Suzuki Students
12 PM: Burleigh Elementary Musicians-5th Grade Band
12:20 PM: Burleigh Elementary Musicians-5th Grade Drum Club
12:40 PM: Burleigh Elementary Musicians-5th Grade Orchestra
2 PM: Enjoy dance with the Stuart Steppers

Join a Drop-in Tour
11 AM: Museum Highlights featuring Friends of Art Acquisitions
2 PM: Portraits in the Museum’s Collection
3 PM: Museum Highlights featuring Friends of Art Acquisitions

Chat with a Visiting Artist  
11 AM–3 PM
Mutope Johnson, Painter (find him in Gallery K228)
Ariana Vaeth, Painter (find her in Windhover Hall)

And the fun doesn’t end there. You can pick up an Emoji Art Scavenger Hunt, get your face painted, enjoy over 700 pieces of student artwork from Burleigh Elementary and Carollton Elementary, and more!

Doors open at 10 a.m. See you there!

 

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Meet the collectors: Jody and Dick Goisman

Vintage Photograph: Jody and Dick Goisman

Vintage Photograph: Jody and Dick Goisman

Jody and Dick Goisman’s passion for decorative arts and design, particularly Art Deco, started early in their lives. They, in turn, became strong leaders in the creation, funding, and acquisition of objects for the Museum’s design collection. Their loans are featured in Milwaukee Collects and the Demmer Design Gallery. Learn more about their life as collectors, as shared with Monica Obniski, Demmer Curator of 20th- and 21st-Century Design. Continue reading

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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 are by artists from Germany, Holland, France, Italy, and England. Each print offers insight into why European artists used the narratives of classical mythology. This is the second in a series of posts focusing on the exhibition.

Hendrik Goudt (Dutch, 1583–1648), after Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578–1610). The Mocking of Ceres, 1610, published 1633. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Friends of Art, from the collection of Philip and Dorothy Pearlstein M2000.136. Photo credit: Larry Sanders.

Hendrik Goudt (Dutch, 1583–1648), after Adam Elsheimer (German, 1578–1610). The Mocking of Ceres, 1610, published 1633. Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Friends of Art, from the collection of Philip and Dorothy Pearlstein M2000.136. Photo credit: Larry Sanders.

We’ve already seen how the ancient sculpture of Italy inspired a French Rococo artist in the four prints of the Bacchanals. In this post, we’ll explore another artist’s use of Classical mythology.

The Mocking of Ceres shows Ceres, the goddess of the earth and agriculture, taking a drink. She has been searching the world for her daughter Persephone, who was abducted by Pluto, the ruler of the underworld. Coming upon a small cottage, she asks an old woman for some water. Because Ceres is drinking quickly, a little boy mocks her for her greediness. Angry, Ceres throws her drink at the boy and turns him into a lizard.

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

Academic Gallery with Homer and His Guide by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Photo credit: John R. Glembin.

Academic Gallery with Homer and His Guide by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Photo credit: John R. Glembin.

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 disappear from the walls and are replaced by others. Have you ever wondered why?

In today’s post, we’ll take a look at two different reasons that paintings in the European galleries have gone off view and learn a little about the things that replaced them.

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