Tag Archives: European art

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 Collection–“Meissen in Winter” by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme

[We hope that you enjoy this re-posted 2012 blog post in honor of the holiday season! ] Speaking of the holidays, one of my favorite paintings in the Museum Collection is Meissen in Winter by German artist Ernst Ferdinand Oehme. Oehme … Continue reading

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From the Collection: Monumental Orientalist Vase

  You may  have noticed that some of our past “From the Collection” posts have highlighted new acquisitions.  Just in the last year we explored a pair of paintings by Alexandre Cabanel and a painting by Franz Ittenbach. When museum curators buy new artwork … Continue reading

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From the Collection: A Pair of Paintings by Alexandre Cabanel

What makes an artist influential? Most would say it the art he or she creates, because most likely that artwork was created in some sort of special way. And although that is true, I would argue that that is only … Continue reading

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Questions of Provenance: William and Gertrude Schuchardt

In the past, in posts related to provenance (or the history of an artwork, such as who has owned it and where it’s been), we’ve talked a little bit about credit lines.  Credit lines are the part of an object … Continue reading

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