Friends of Art History (FOAH)

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Karel Appel, Deux Amies, 1971

The inspiration of two loyal Art History alumnae, the Friends of Art History (FOAH) was founded in the spring of 2000.

Purpose: To support the initiatives of the Department of Art History, especially the programming and operations of the Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery. ‘Friends’ are alumni, area arts educators, and art aficionados from throughout southeastern Wisconsin and beyond.

The Friends of Art History value the Department of Art History, the Mathis Gallery, and the UWM Art Collection’s pivotal role in training aspiring curators and art historians, and recognize its important niche in promoting an understanding of, and appreciation for, art history.


Karel Appel
Deux Amies, 1971
Acrylic on canvas
Gift of Virginia Jones Maher and J. Thomas Maher III
UWMAC 2011.001.01

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