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Tom Bamberger

Tom Bamberger has won many local and national awards for his writing urban design. He is also an artist (photographer and videographer) who has work in many museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York

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Museum of Wisconsin Art Hires J. Tyler Friedman as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art
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Museum of Wisconsin Art Hires J. Tyler Friedman as Associate Curator of Contemporary Art

Friedman assumed his post on MOWA’s senior staff on June 1, 2018.

Eyes on Milwaukee: NM Tower Hired 800 City Residents
Eyes on Milwaukee

NM Tower Hired 800 City Residents

Tower project also gives $127 million in contracts to disadvantaged small businesses.

Annual ceramic show, Stacked, opens Nov. 25
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Annual ceramic show, Stacked, opens Nov. 25

November 24 through December 30, 2017. OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 25, noon to 5 p.m.

Friday Photos: Classical Dome Appears Downtown
Friday Photos

Classical Dome Appears Downtown

Hammes Co.'s new headquarters distinctive design clearly visible.

UWM launches architectural photo exhibition with free talk, tours on Nov. 2
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UWM launches architectural photo exhibition with free talk, tours on Nov. 2

The symposium will begin with a tour of two public gardens designed by Dan Kiley.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Sculpture Milwaukee A Big Success
Eyes on Milwaukee

Sculpture Milwaukee A Big Success

Wisconsin Ave. program brought people to the city, activated the street and sold art.

Art: The Maximal Minimalist
Art

The Maximal Minimalist

Tom Bamberger is an artist given to extremes, as landmark MOWA show proves.

Museum of Wisconsin Art to Dedicate Museum-wide Gallery Space for Tom Bamberger’s <em>Hyperphotographic</em> Retrospective
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Museum of Wisconsin Art to Dedicate Museum-wide Gallery Space for Tom Bamberger’s Hyperphotographic Retrospective

Bamberger’s works now straddled the line between traditional photography and contemporary art.

On the Air: Domes Are Like Highly-Constructed Bra?
On the Air

Domes Are Like Highly-Constructed Bra?

Architecture critic Tom Bamberger talks frankly on WUWM about Bucks arena, Domes and Grand Avenue.

Bamberger Wins Press Club Award

Bamberger Wins Press Club Award

Wins award for architecture review, third year in a row Urban Milwaukee wins Press Club awards.

Remembering Jon Erickson

Remembering Jon Erickson

The late performance artist and professor had a big impact on Milwaukee’s cultural scene.

In Public: Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban
In Public

Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban

Its generic, well-mannered and probably won’t improve with “tweaks.”

House Confidential: National Avenue’s House of Artists
House Confidential

National Avenue’s House of Artists

Including current owner Tom Bamberger and former tenants like painter Carri Skoczek.

A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography
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A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography

January 22 to March 19, 2016 at two venues.

Murphy’s Law: The Man Who Cried Anti-Semitism
Murphy’s Law

The Man Who Cried Anti-Semitism

How the media amplified dumb attack on public sculpture and why Shorewood took it down.

A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography
Press Release

A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography

January 22 to March 19, 2016 at two venues.

Murphy’s Law: Still Controversy Over Art Museum Addition
Murphy’s Law

Still Controversy Over Art Museum Addition

Journal Sentinel offers inaccurate account of how new addition got built. Here's the real story.

Plenty of Horne: The Return of Peter Park
Plenty of Horne

The Return of Peter Park

Now a top consultant, the former city planner says Milwaukee's 20-year plan was done in a decade.

Plats and Parcels: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plats and Parcels

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2015 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects big and small from across the city.

Intersection: Layton Blvd. and National Ave.
Intersection

Layton Blvd. and National Ave.

Talk about car-centric. And what a huge parking lot. Yes, it can be improved.

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion

Crews have begun work on new exhibition space and lakefront entry for the museum, as our photos show.

Murphy’s Law: The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park
Murphy’s Law

The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park

The proposed sale to NML suggests the city has yet to learn from its folly in building this eyesore.

Back in the News: JS Critic Likes New Art Museum Addition
Back in the News

JS Critic Likes New Art Museum Addition

Schumacher gives it thumbs up but big issues remain.

Back in the News: Art Museum Drops Design, Re-Hires Shields
Back in the News

Art Museum Drops Design, Re-Hires Shields

In a remarkable turnabout, the Milwaukee Art Museum scraps its controversial design and brings back the city's leading museum architect.

Back in the News: Newspaper Critic Says Don’t Build Art Museum Addition
Back in the News

Newspaper Critic Says Don’t Build Art Museum Addition

Schumacher, Journal Sentinel critic, calls Milwaukee Art Museum’s design a “dose of dullness.”

Murphy’s Law: Why the Milwaukee Art Museum Changed Its Design
Murphy’s Law

Why the Milwaukee Art Museum Changed Its Design

Museum staff wanted more gallery space, even if it meant ruining Jim Shields design for the new addition.

In Public: Why the Art Museum Addition Must Not Be Built
In Public

Why the Art Museum Addition Must Not Be Built

This could be the biggest architectural mistake Milwaukee has ever made.

Plenty of Horne: Smith Bros Iconic Fisherman Returns
Plenty of Horne

Smith Bros Iconic Fisherman Returns

Landmark advertising sign that long dominated Port Washington harbor now installed at Third Ward's Public Market.

City People: Nicholas Frank
City People

Nicholas Frank

An artist, gallery director and teacher, Frank has been a huge asset for Milwaukee’s cultural community.

Bike Czar: Is Safety on Rural Roads a Problem?
Bike Czar

Is Safety on Rural Roads a Problem?

Are rural roads less safe than urban streets for bicyclists? A fatal crash in Seymour raises questions.

Murphy’s Law: Rich Park, Poor Park
Murphy’s Law

Rich Park, Poor Park

Milwaukee County Parks is increasingly a two-tier system, with the worst maintained parks in poor areas.

BreakWater Fiasco

BreakWater Fiasco

A column in Milwaukee Magazine criticizing the design of Renner Architect's soon-to-be completed BreakWater Condominiums spurred a response from Renner's firm that was in very poor form.