Michael Horne

Private Collections of the Wealthy

"Milwaukee Collects" at Milwaukee Art Museum offers great works by local collectors.

By - Mar 10th, 2017 03:38 pm
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4 thoughts on “Art: Private Collections of the Wealthy”

  1. judith moriarty says:

    my personal collection of art made by Wisconsin artists is installed in various locations at Carroll University in Waukesha. one of the photographs, an early and magnificent black and white print by Tom Bamberger, was so loved that someone removed it mysteriously from the university’s wall! i still miss that image. The good news is, Bamberger has donated almost 400 prints from his own collection, prints of his work over many decades, to the Museum of Wisconsin Art…

  2. judith moriarty says:

    there are Wisconsin artists represented in MAM’s collection and some of the works are owned by “wealthy” collectors. several decades ago I donated my collection of art made by Wisconsinies to Carroll University. Among them was a great black and white Tom Bamberger print of a young man smoking. Oddly, it disappeared from the university’s walls, which goes to show you that out there somewhere, is a collector with sticky fingers. As fortune would have it, Bamberger has donated his collection of 400 prints (made by Tom himself) to the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend The museum is honoring Bamberger by giving over three galleries plus to his images. .

  3. John Thomas says:

    Mr. Home,
    Your sarcastic comments hardly speak to good journalism. Are you envious of are cherished citizens who have become successful and have elected to decorate their homes with treasured works, which places them in a position to share them with the greater Milwaukee community, including yourself and thousands of our children and adults?
    If it so happens that these generous individuals decide to donate their art to the MAM or another Museum, they should be thanked for their foresight and kindness, Therefore it seems only natural for our new MAM Director to establish a gracious relationship with it’s many benefactors.
    Sincerely John Thomas

  4. Christina Zawadiwsky says:

    Milwaukee Collects is a great show. If you go and use one of the free audiophones (which I would suggest, plus taking a docent tour), the story of how Evelyn Patricia Terry acquired one of Simon Sparrow’s works is amusing! I also particularly enjoyed the lecture by Sarah Thornton and Lisa Sutcliffe on art collecting.

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