The museum houses 15th to 20th century European and American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, folk art, Haitian art and outsider art.
MAM's cafe also offers great lunches in a luminous setting with lake views.
Visit the Milwaukee Art Museum's Web site for hours, admission fees and a full description of current exhibitions.
MAM Exhibit The Lives of Others: Portraits from the Photography Collection
From formal studio portraits to pictures caught on the street, the human figure has been a popular subject for photographers throughout the history of the medium. This presentation of works from the Museum’s photography collection explores the interest many photographers have had in understanding how people present themselves to the world. The exhibition is organized thematically and includes an important new acquisition, Rineke Dijkstra’s Almerisa (begun in 1994), an eleven-part series that follows the transition of a young Bosnian refugee as she adapts to life in the West and grows from a girl to a woman with her own child.
Rineke Dijkstra: Rehearsals
Leading contemporary artist Rineke Dijkstra is internationally praised for her elegant and sensitive photographic and video work. Rineke Dijkstra: Rehearsals at the Milwaukee Art Museum features two of the Dutch artistís large-scale video installationsóportraits of young dancers during the precious years of early adolescence. Both videos are of intensive rehearsals in Russia and reveal complex layers of determination and fragility as the girls attempt to conceal their emotions and perfect their craft. Dijkstra seeks to capture her subjects as they begin to build their own identities and present themselves in the way they wish to be perceived. The installations on view were originally produced for Manifesta, the European biennial of contemporary art, in 2014.
The Lives of Others: Portraits from the Photography Collection
Through The Lives of Others, the Milwaukee Art Museum explores the artistic interest in the human figure and in understanding how people present themselves to the world. From formal studio portraits to pictures caught on the street, the portraits featured are drawn from the Museumís photography collection. Included in the exhibition is Rineke Dijkstraís striking eleven-part series, Almerisa, a new addition to the collection that follows a young Bosnian refugee, as she becomes a woman in the West.
MAM Exhibit Rineke Dijkstra: Rehearsals
Over the past 30 years, Rineke Dijkstra has produced a sensitive and eloquent body of photographic and video work. Her large-scale photographs and video installations reference historical Dutch paintings from the seventeenth century in their formal manner and attention to detail, yet she has re-imagined the genre of portraiture for the twentieth century. She is particularly interested in moments of transition, especially adolescence, a time when individuals build their own identities and begin to present themselves in the way they wish to be perceived.
Dijkstra’s video installations Marianna (The Fairy Doll) and The Gymschool, St. Petersburg were filmed in Russia and examine the intensive rehearsals of young girls. Marianna (The Fairy Doll) presents a touching portrait of a ballerina as she practices for an audition in a prestigious ballet academy. In The Gymschool, St. Petersburg, Dijkstra examines the incredible flexibility and strict discipline of a group of young rhythmic gymnasts. Both videos, which Dijkstra produced for Manifesta, the European biennial of contemporary art, in 2014, reveal complex layers of determination and fragility as the girls attempt to conceal their emotions and perfect their crafts.
Yoga @ the Museum
Whether you are new to yoga or want to deepen your practice, join us once a month in Windhover Hall for a morning of meditation, relaxation, and clarity. The class is open to all levels and presented by the Milwaukee Art Museum and omTown Yogis. -Walk-ins welcome, as space allows -Please bring your own mat There is a $15 recommended donation (includes Museum admission for that day); proceeds benefit the Museum and omTown Yogis' Annual Grant Fund. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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