Tag Archives: Behind the Scenes

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

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 … Continue reading

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MAM Behind-the-Scenes: Rotating the Collection

The Milwaukee Art Museum, like many other large museums, has so much art that it is impossible to display it all at once; there is just not enough space in the galleries. Instead, the museum often rotates their installations, allowing … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Rubber Stamp Portfolio, 1977

As the Collections Manager of Works on Paper, one of my duties is to facilitate the movement of the prints, drawings and photography in the collection for exhibitions, rotations, loans and viewings for researchers in the Herzfeld Study Center. Our … Continue reading

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Herzfeld Photography, Print, and Drawing Study Center

Did you know that nearly half of the Milwaukee Art Museum’s collection consists of works on paper? We have more than 15,000 rare prints, drawings, photographs, and book arts. Works on paper cannot be shown indefinitely, because they are light-sensitive; light … Continue reading

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Intern Reflections

Was it not just yesterday that I was only applying for the internship that is soon ending? I recall the nervous feelings that came with awaiting an email from the Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) and the pure joy of actually … Continue reading

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