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Monday, January 25, 2010

The Milwaukee Art Musuem


    It is cold, dark, and dreary this afternoon is Southwest Missouri. Definitely, the kind of day that reminds me it is still January with more winter to come. It is a perfect day to visit a museum online. This week I am touring the Milwaukee Art Museum.
    A friend who lives in Wisconsin told me about this museum. (By the way, I love getting information and reviews of museum, historical sites, and fun website to explore, so feel free to share your favorite.) In her email, she told about the magnificent Chihuly Sculpture. I resisted the temptation to use an image from the Web. I simple love the beautiful glass that come from the Chihuly Studios.
    Today I took in the featured exhibition: Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940–1959 [Open January 30, 2010–April 25, 2010] There are 100 black and white photos depicting real life as could be seen on the streets.
    Next, I wandered to the painting and sculpture pages. There I looked at 3 very colorful paintings done by Haitian artists, which made me wonder if those dear people will paint ever again.
    The museum has many superb collections, something for everyone’s personal taste. There is going to be a feature exhibition of quilts called “Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection” It will run from May 22-September 6, 2010.
    Before I knew it the afternoon had passed, but I will return another day to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum.
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