Meet the collectors: Christine Symchych

Christine Symchych is a member of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s board. She and her husband, Jim McNulty, focus their collecting on photography.

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Meet the collectors: Eckhart Grohmann

Ludwig Knaus (German, 1829–1910). The Golden Wedding, 1859. Oil on canvas. Collection of Eckhart and Ischi Grohmann.

Ludwig Knaus (German, 1829–1910). The Golden Wedding, 1859. Oil on canvas. Collection of Eckhart and Ischi Grohmann.

Eckhart Grohmann has collected art since the 1960s. His “Man at Work” collection, which he donated to the Milwaukee School of Engineering, comprises more than eleven hundred paintings and sculptures and focuses on people at work through time. The Grohmann Museum at MSOE is named in his honor.

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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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