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TCD Art Date

Acquisition and admiration

This week's Art Date includes a lecture on art collecting and philanthropy, a fair to perhaps find something of your own, plus exhibitions opening and closing.

By - Aug 8th, 2013 04:00 am
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This week’s Art Date includes a lecture on art collecting and philanthropy, a fair to perhaps find something of your own, plus opening and closing exhibitions.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Faith & Fortune: A Social Vision for Collecting Art
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive
Lubar Auditorium, 6:15 p.m.

The History of the Layton Art Collection is the exhibition currently celebrating the quasquicentennial (that’s 125 years) of the Milwaukee Art Museum Collection. However, this important anniversary would not have been possible without the generosity of collectors in bygone eras. Exhibition co-curator William Hosley will speak about the spirit of community philanthropy and how it has been integral to museums.

Gaetano Trentanove, The Last of the Spartans, ca. 1892. Photograph by the author.

Gaetano Trentanove, The Last of the Spartans, ca. 1892. Photograph by the author.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 

125 Years of the Milwaukee Art Museum 
Mr. Layton’s Gallery 
Layton Art Collection: 1888-2013 
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive

The Milwaukee Art Museum opened these exhibitions in early April and wraps them up as their 125th anniversary celebration draws to a close. This is the last day for these unique shows which offer a meaningful reflection on the museum’s past and future. For more, see the TCD review.

Morning Glory Fine Craft Fair
Red Arrow Park
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water Street
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm

This year marks the 39th annual event presented by the Wisconsin Designers Crafts Council. About 140 artists will be part of this fair, showcasing work of all kinds, from pottery and sculpture to photography, jewelry, textiles, furniture, and more.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11 

Sarah Luther will open Frame of Season at the Lynden Sculpture Garden this Sunday.

Sarah Luther will open Frame of Season at the Lynden Sculpture Garden this Sunday.

Sarah Luther – Frame of Season
nAbr Gallery
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Road
Opening reception 3-5 p.m.
Exhibition continues through September 8

Artist Sarah Luther has done many public art projects in Milwaukee, including previous work with IN:SITE, an organization known for their temporary outdoor works. In this exhibition, Luther presents pieces in the temporary shelter of Ashley Janke’s nAbr (not-a-bed-room) Gallery on the Lynden grounds. Her Frame of Season offer views on the changes of nature and landscape through the year.

Also showing is Emilie Clark: Sweet Corruptions, continuing through August 25. See the TCD preview from a previous Art Date.

Categories: Art, Art Date

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