Tag Archives: Design

John Rieben’s Homage to Josef Müller-Brockmann

The exhibition currently on view in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Bradley Family Gallery (through June 25) is How Posters Work. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, the museum hosted a program in conjunction with the exhibition called Local Luminaries: Poster Provocation. This gallery … 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–Christopher Dresser, Pitcher and Claret Jug

In 1898, the artists periodical The Studio called Christopher Dresser “perhaps the greatest of commercial designers imposing his fantasy and invention upon the ordinary output of British industry.” This seems an appropriate description for an Englishman who was interested in art but first … Continue reading

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MAM Behind the Scenes: David Russick, Exhibition Designer

This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting a variety of different positions within the Milwaukee Art Museum. Each day, hundreds of visitors enter the Milwaukee Art Museum to stare in awe at the incredible wealth of … Continue reading

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Making an Exhibition, Part 1: The Artwork’s Story

Ever wonder about the details of developing an art museum exhibition? I have to admit, an advanced degree in art history does not directly prepare a curator for the loan agreements, budget constrictions, press relationships, and conservation concerns that must … Continue reading

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