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30 Americans and artistic nature

This weekend is the opening of 30 Americans, plus many other events at the Milwaukee Art Museum. At the Lynden Sculpture Garden, it's time for planting in nature and in art.

By - Jun 12th, 2013 04:00 am
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This weekend is the opening of 30 Americans, plus many other events at the Milwaukee Art Museum. At the Lynden Sculpture Garden, it’s time for planting in nature and in art.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird on Money, 1981. Courtesy Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird on Money, 1981. Courtesy Rubell Family Collection, Miami.

30 Americans    
Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive
Exhibition continues through Sept. 8

The next major exhibition at MAM opens this Friday, and spans art of the last 40 years. Two unifying threads underlie this exhibition: these works are part of the Rubell Family Collection, on tour from its home in Miami, and all are created by contemporary African American artists. Issues of race and identity are a prominent subject, but not the exclusive focus. Some artists poignantly and pointedly address social issues at the center of their work, while others delve into more reflexive artistic queries.

Curator William Keyse Rudolph will introduce the exhibition with a lecture in Lubar Auditorium at 1:30 p.m.

Work by Tyanna J. Buie will be on view in Wisconsin 30 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Work by Tyanna J. Buie will be on view in Wisconsin 30 at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Wisconsin 30   
Milwaukee Art Museum
Presented in conjunction with the 30 Americans exhibition, Wisconsin 30 is a survey of African-American artists based in Wisconsin. Works on view span a range of styles and mediums including paintings, sculpture, photography, and more.

MAM After Dark: Block Party  
Milwaukee Art Museum
5 p.m.-midnight

MAM continues its monthly after-hours events with an evening featuring DJs, poetry and film, plus a site-specific dance performance choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz in the museum’s fountains outdoors.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 

Community Weekend 
Milwaukee Art Museum

As part of the museum’s ongoing 125th anniversary festivities, admission is free this Saturday and Sunday. Besides the new exhibitions on view, there will be a number of special performances and events. See the Community Weekend schedule for details.

Little Lake Planting Day  
Lynden Sculpture Garden
2145 W. Brown Deer Road
11-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16
Free admission to the Lynden for volunteers.

This isn’t exactly an art event, but art aficionados with a green thumb or looking to commune with nature may be interested in this endeavor, led by aquatic-biologist-in-residence Christine Kozik. Volunteers will do some planting around the edge of Little Lake on the Lynden grounds as part of an ongoing restoration project. As added incentive, free admission is offered to those coming by to pitch in with this gardening project.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16 

grow Workshop with Yevgeniya Kaganovich 
Lynden Sculpture Garden
12-5 p.m. Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

It’s a big weekend at the Lynden for plants of all types. As the restoration of the Little Lake continues, visitors inside the house can participate in the making of Kaganovich’s grow installation. Her moveable, changeable sculpture is constructed from recycled plastic bags, and evolves as additional portions are joined in an organic, metamorphic process.

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0 thoughts on “TCD Art Date: 30 Americans and artistic nature”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I attended 30 Americans on Thursday (members day). There was also a lecture by William Keyse Rudolph, PhD., on that day that was intelligent, informative, and especially insightful (seeing the exhibit afterwards made it much more easy to understand). At the lecture I asked a question noting that it was 30 Americans but was composed of artists of color and asked if this was intentional, and said that it was an important exhibition to have in Milwaukee (which still remains highly segregated). Another audience member felt that there was a decided absence (in contrast to other member days) with not many people showing up (I thought, however, that they may have been at work and that more may have come in the evening or
    on Friday to Block Party.) Keyse said that we were the first mid-Western city to show this exhibition. I highly recommend it to everyone, it’s an important event, and lectures and tours will enhance what you can glean from the work!

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