On Friday, Nov. 15, Milwaukee Art Museum opens "A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from The Phillips Collection," a show that showcases 50 beautiful and important works from the renowned Washington, D.C. museum. Here are 7 tantalizing teasers to get you there.
A new show at Milwaukee Art Museum, opening Nov. 15, includes 50 works by iconic painters like Van Gogh, Modigliani, Picasso, Cezanne and others, from Washington, D.C.'s groundbreaking Phillips Collection.
Van Gogh. Picasso. Pollock. Warhol. Dali. These aren't just huge names to fans of art. These are cultural icons. And thanks to the new touring exhibition "Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels," those household names - amongst the works of many, many other influential figures in the history and evolution of modern art - will decorate the walls of the Milwaukee Art Museum throughout the summer.
When Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh died in 1890, he left this Earth poor and virtually unknown. Stephanie Wiedenhoeft, who cites Van Gogh as one of her favorite artists of all time, does not want to see this happen to the many talented artists in Milwaukee.
"Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper" - organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum in partnership with the Albertina in Vienna - opens Friday, Oct. 14 and runs through Jan. 8 in the Baker/Rowland Galleries of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavilion. The more than 100 works in the show tell the story of one of the major ways in which the Impressionists shook up Western art.