Milwaukee Art Museum

Arts & Culture
10:01 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum Revamps Addition Design, Lead Architect Returns

Revamped designs for the addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum just have been released.
Credit HGA Architects

Dan Keegan and Jim Shields discuss the project with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

After a firestorm of criticism last month, the Milwaukee Art Museum has released updated designs for its new addition.

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Arts & Culture
5:39 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Milwaukee Art Museum Will Expand

Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion Plans
Milwaukee Art Museum

The lakefront museum plans to add 17,000 square feet and a new entrance, to the east. Construction should begin in fall and take one year.

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Arts & Culture
6:57 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

PHOTOS: Photography Collective Captures Wisconsin's Extremes

A group of photographers are using their collective images to capture the essence of Wisconsin and other places in America. Here pictured is Salem, Wis.
Alessandra Sanguinetti, Postcards from America, tumblr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews MAM photography curator Lisa Sutcliffe and photographers Donovan Wylie of Northern Ireland and Jacob Sobol of Denmark.

Photography is usually thought of a solitary pursuit, but when you're trying to capture the essence of a state like Wisconsin, you might need some back-up.

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Arts & Culture
1:11 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Why Is There a Smashed Car Outside the Milwaukee Art Museum?

Dirk Skreber's "Untitled" (2009) at an installation at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles
Credit Milwaukee Art Museum

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews artist Dirk Skreber and exhibit curator Margaret Andera.

If you’ve walked along the lakefront by the Milwaukee Art Museum recently, you may have seen a new sculpture and done a double-take.

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Arts & Culture
4:19 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

New Exhibit Offers Glimpse at 19th Century Celebrity Life

Thomas Sully's 1833 "Frances Anne Kemble as Beatrice", part of the Sully retrospective at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Credit Courtesy of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Exhibit curators William Rudolph and Carol Eaton Soltis spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about "Thomas Sully: Painted Performance".

If you thought the celebrity publicity machine was a modern-day phenomenon, think again.

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Politics & Government
12:14 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

County Inks New Deal for War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum

Group photo, after signing the agreement
Credit Susan Bence

Milwaukee County officials have approved a new agreement for funding the lakefront War Memorial and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Politics & Government
1:39 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Compromise Would Ensure Long-Term Funding for War Memorial, Art Museum

Milwaukee County's War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum (in the background)
Credit Peter Alfred Hess/Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Milwaukee Art Museum director Dan Keegan, War Memorial director David Drent, and County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic.

Advocates for the War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum are optimistic about their future after a compromise agreement was reached recently to provide long-term county funding for both.

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Arts & Culture
7:33 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Educator Never Tires of Bringing Art to Life

This month marks a significant anniversary in Barbara Brown Lee’s life. Forty-six years ago, fresh out of college, she took a job at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Today, Brown Lee’s name is almost synonymous with the museum. She’s worked with thousands of Milwaukee area high school students and continues to carve out time to work. WUWM’s Susan Bence popped into one of Brown Lee’s classes to see the master in action.

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