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While the closing of the Art History Gallery from Fall 2015 thru early Spring 2016 will undoubtedly elicit fond remembrances, it will simultaneously generate crazy excitement knowing that after months of renovation, the space will emerge as the Emile H…. Read More

Former Visiting Assistant Professor adopts art from UMW Art Collection

Former Visiting Assistant Professor, Matthew Francis Rarey, donated to the Adopt Art program to help preserve and protect an African object from the UWM Art Collection that he discussed in his courses while at UWM.

ARTHIST 349 views art from UWM Art Collection

In ARTHIST349: American Postmodernism 1960-2000, Department of Art History Senior Lecturer, Linda Brazeau, presented and discussed examples of Op, Neo-Dada, and Pop art culled from the UWM Art Collection, including Victor Vasarely’s Etude-Sur-Ris, Robert Rauschenberg’s Cardbird, Clause Oldenberg’s Spoon Pier, and Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can Shopping Bag.

Kolwalczyk views adopted UWM Art Collection object

On Thursday, September 29, Adopt Art donor, Ellen Kowalczyk joined Linda Brazeau, Director, UWM Art Collection and Galleries and Christa Story, Curator, UWM Art Collection to view preservation treatment of her “Adopt Art” selection, Francisco Goya’s Folly on the Wings, an etching and aquatint.

FOAH Behind-the-Scenes Tour

On Tuesday, September 27, UWM Art Collection Director, Linda Brazeau, and Curator, UWM Art Collection, Christa Story gave a behind the scenes tour of the UWM Art History Gallery and the UWM Art Collection (UWMAC) vault to Friends of Art History (FOAH) members at the Art Connoisseur level.

Gallery Renovation Update Fall 2016

The good news is that the renovation is scheduled to begin in fall 2016. Upon completion in spring 2017, the Art History Gallery, under the stewardship of the Department of Art History, will be transformed into a state-of-the-art 2,400 square feet exhibition space, renamed the Emile H. Mathis II Gallery, honoring the beneficence of patron Emile H. Mathis II, an art connoisseur, collector and gallery owner.

A Welcomed Visitor to the UWM Art Collection

Director of the UWM Art Collection, Linda Brazeau, and Curator, Christa Story welcomed Lisa Benjamin, the granddaughter of UWM Art Collection donors, Blanche and Henry Rosenberg, to view art in the Rosenberg Collection which includes work by early modern masters such as Picasso, Miro, Kandinsky, Klee, Moore, Arp, Dubuffet and others.

Brazeau brings class to the Milwaukee Art Museum

On Wednesday April 27, Linda Brazeau, Director, UWM Art Collection and Galleries, presented a talk to her Art History class, ARTHIST 470 Topics in American Art: Re-defining American Landscape: Nature, Mind, Body at the Milwaukee Art Museum, while touring the exhibition, Nature and the American Vision, which features nearly fifty masterpieces from the New-York Historical Society’s acclaimed collection of landscape paintings.

Curators Conversations Spring 2016

On Friday April 15, 2016, Director of the UWMAC, Linda Brazeau and Christa Story, Curator of Collections, attended Curators Conversations organized by David Wells of Edgewood College and held for the first time at the Madison Public Library.

Fall 2015 Curator’s Conversations

On Friday, December 4, 2015, Linda Brazeau, Director of the UWM Art Collection and Galleries, Christa Story, Curator of the UWM Art Collection and Galleries, and Jackie Murphy, Fall 2015 UWM Art History Gallery Graduate Intern, traveled to Edgewood College in Madison, WI for Fall 2015 Curator’s Conversations.