A sneak peek
The Milwaukee Art Museum unveils two new shows this week.
The NAMES Project: The AIDS Memorial Quilt opened June 8 and will remain on view until June 20, featuring selections from the AIDS Memorial quilt. The quilt began the in late 1980s as a tribute to those who died from HIV/AIDS. The quilt itself is comprised of approximately 91,000 names across 45,000 panels, making it the world’s largest community folk art project.
The museum’s Contemporary Galleries will host Warrington Colescott: Cabaret, Comedy & Satire, a selection of the eclectic printmaker’s works from 1948-2008. Managing Editor Erin Petersen had a chance to speak with the artist about the 60-year retrospective and TCD also got a sneak peek of the show in construction, which opens Thursday June 10 and runs through September 26,2010.
TCD’s newest photo intern Nicole Braunsdorf captured a few images from each show to give our readers a taste of what’s to come at the MAM this week.