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MAM chief curator takes director position at Florida museum

Published Oct. 14, 2016

The Milwaukee Art Museum announced today that its chief curator, Brady Roberts, is leaving to become the executive director/CEO of the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach, Florida. His last day at the museum is Oct. 21.

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Milwaukee Soundbites: Local radio legend Bob Reitman

Published May 11, 2015

Ya-ya, Milwaukee! It's time for our sophomore episode of Milwaukee Soundbites. Episode two brings us to to local radio legend Bob Reitman, and as you'd expect from a man with close to half a century of professional work around the world of music, he's got some fine stories to tell about his best and worst concert experiences, his first album (and its sad fate) and plenty more.

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Milwaukee Art Museum introduces new curator

Published April 9, 2014

It's been a busy news week for the Milwaukee Art Museum. First, it announced a Plan for the Future; now, this morning, it announced that Brandon Ruud is the museum's new curator of American art and decorative arts.

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Celebrating Milwaukee's own Rembrandt of the rind

Published July 23, 2013

Since July 3, a small corner of the contemporary galleries at Milwaukee Art Museum have been home to "Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel." And with walls covered in the kind of catalog-of-wares one sees posted in tattoo parlors around the globe, this section of the museum has become not only a tribute, but something of a recreation of the Milwaukee tattoo joints Dietzel ran for half the 20th century.

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Wright landmark hosts gallery saluting Wisconsin's master architect

Published July 31, 2012

Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings on the SC Johnson campus in the heart of Racine have long been among the Wisconsin architect's signature works. Now, a new gallery located in the lower level of Lord Norman Foster's 2010 Fortaleza Hall, will serve as a permanent gallery on the campus for annually rotating exhibitions focusing on Wright's work.

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MAM acquires Copley portrait

Published Sept. 12, 2011

The Milwaukee Art Museum announced today that it has acquired a portrait of Alice Hooper - a major colonial American painting - by John Singleton Copley (1738-1815).

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MAM exhibit reflects on the building of a masterpiece

Published Sept. 5, 2011

The Milwaukee Art Museum salutes the 10th anniversary of its own building Quadracci Pavilion with a new exhibition that can be seen in the Koss Gallery and in the Baumgartner Galleria of the Santiago Calatrava-designed wing. "Building a Masterpiece: Santiago Calatrava and the Milwaukee Art Museum" opens Sept. 8 and closes on New Year's Day 2012.

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Summer of China swings open its gate

Published June 14, 2011

This past weekend, the Milwaukee Art Museum officially launched its long-awaited Summer of China, which includes five exhibitions, the largest of which is "The Emperor's Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City."

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Behind the scenes: Staging Art Museum shows takes juggling skills

Published April 26, 2011

Even folks who spend a lot of time at the Art Museum might have only a vague idea of what it takes to run such an institution and the sweat, energy and attention to detail that go into staging exhibitions. That's why we went behind the scenes at MAM and met the people who toil long and hard so that Brew City can have a world-class art museum. Today we meet the design and preparatory staff.

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Behind the scenes: Registrars keep tabs on Milwaukee's art treasures

Published April 19, 2011

Even folks who spend a lot of time at Milwaukee Art Museum might have only a vague idea of the sweat, energy and attention to detail that go into staging exhibitions. That's why OnMilwaukee.com went behind the scenes recently at Milwaukee Art Museum and met the people who toil long and hard so that Brew City can have a world-class art museum. This week we met registrar Dawn Gorman Frank and assistant Melissa Hartley-Omholt.

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Behind the scenes: Conservation staff is key team at Art Museum

Published April 12, 2011

Even folks who spend a lot of time at Milwaukee Art Museum might have only the vaguest idea of what it takes to run such an institution and the sweat, energy and attention to detail that go into staging exhibitions. That's why OnMilwaukee.com went behind the scenes at MAM and met the people who toil long and hard so Brew City can have a world-class art museum. Today we meet chief conservator Jim DeYoung.

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Behind the scenes: Milwaukee Art Museum runs on passion, obsession

Published April 5, 2011

Even folks who spend a lot of time at Milwaukee Art Museum might have only the vaguest idea of what it takes to run such an institution and the sweat, energy and attention to detail that go into staging exhibitions. That's why OnMilwaukee.com went behind the scenes recently at Milwaukee Art Museum and met the people who toil long and hard -- getting every last detail right -- so that Brew City can have a world-class art museum.