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Kentridge's stark procession rounds out trio of MAM's technique/innovation shows

Published June 22, 2018

As part of its new season of technique and innovation, Milwaukee Art Museum is running a trio of exhibits more or less simultaneously. While all three feature beautiful and important work, it's not hard to see why the museum's director Marcelle Polednik calls the monumental "William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance" the "jewel in the crown."


Rashid Johnson goes big for MAM show

Published July 13, 2017

There is not a large number of works in Milwaukee Art Museum's Rashid Johnson show, called "Hail We Now Sing Joy," but all the works in the show, which runs through Sept. 17 in the museum's Baker/Rowland Galleries, are large ... and engaging for a variety of reasons.


New MAM exhibit brings private collectors' treasures into public eye

Published March 10, 2017

Art museums cultivate relationships with collectors, whose passions museums can help share with the larger community. Milwaukee Art Museum explores and celebrates those relationships in its new exhibition, "Milwaukee Collects," which opens today.


Psychological horrors hit MAM's halls with "Haunted Screens"

Published Oct. 21, 2016

If one really wants to venture into the depths of cinema's shadowy creeps and nightmarish creations this Halloween, your best bet wouldn't be a movie theater this year. It's be the Milwaukee Art Museum's new exhibit, "Haunted Screens," opening today.


"Uncommon Folk" - an art museum prequel

Published Jan. 30, 2014

Prequels are nothing new to Hollywood, but rarely do we expect to find them at art museums. Milwaukee Art Museum's wide-ranging new show, "Uncommon Folk: Traditions in American Art," which runs through May 4 in the museum's main Baker/Rowland Gallery, is just that, says exhibition curator Margaret Andera.


Petullo shares the "Accidental Genius" of outsider artists

Published Feb. 13, 2012

Some artists we appreciate for their growth. For their ability to absorb and adapt new styles, new techniques, new ways of seeing and of transferring that vision to a sheet of paper, a canvas or a mound of clay. "Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection," which opened last Friday at Milwaukee Art Museum, celebrates artists who were influential and creative despite their stagnation, says collector Petullo, who has gifted the works in the show to the museum.