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Three exhibitions and 125 years of art in Milwaukee

Published April 25, 2013

Step on to the threshold of Milwaukee Art Museum's gallery 10 and prepare to step back in time. As part of a triptych of exhibitions celebrating 125 years of history, the museum has re-staged this familiar gallery, to conjure its predecessor, the Layton Art Gallery, which stood at Jefferson and Mason Streets from April 1888.


MAM exhibit looks at how Marks mass produced modernism

Published Sept. 12, 2012

In how do you tell a compelling story in about 30 works or less? Ask Mel Buchanan, Mae E. Demmer Assistant Curator of 20th-Century Design at Milwaukee, because she's done just that with "Grete Marks: When Modern Was Degenerate," a small-scale exhibition that packs a powerful tale of modernist art.


Looking at late 20th century Euro design at MAM

Published Oct. 8, 2010

Walk into "European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century" -- the new show at Milwaukee Art Museum -- and you're confronted with two chairs. The juxtaposition of those chairs, says Mel Buchanan, MAM's assistant curator of 20th century design, puts visitors in the right frame of mind for the rest of the exhibition.


Turning my skeptical eye toward "American Quilts" at MAM

Published June 8, 2010

Seven years ago Bobby Tanzilo approached "The Quilts of Gee's Bend" exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum with a skeptical eye. But the amazing textiles in that show blew him away. So, why did he approach "American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection," on view now at MAM, with skepticism? Once again, he came away surprised.

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