@urbanmke called the art of devotion: illuminated manuscripts from local collections “a must-see for bibliophiles, as well as history and art aficionados.” the gallery rotation features more than 20 religious handwritten books from the middle ages and the renaissance.
swipe up in our story to read the full review, and stop by to see the rotation now through june 16.
image: french, leaf with a miniature of the flight into egypt from a book of hours, ca. 1475. ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum. collection of miles vilski.
We’re closing out #museumweek with a special offer, just for you! bring a friend or family member to the museum to explore thousands of inspiring artworks—and then enjoy buy one, get one free drip coffee* or hot tea at windhover coffee, today only, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. it’s a great day to re-connect, say “thank you,” or simply enjoy an afternoon together. #friendsmw *excludes specialty drinks
Did you know that nearly half of the museum’s collection consists of works on paper? that’s more than 15,000 rare prints, drawings, photographs, and books!
only a small number are on view at any given time, but if you make an appointment in our herzfeld photography, print, and drawing center, you can request to have any work—including these images—brought out for you to see and study up close. #photomw #museumweek *
1. lewis wickes hine, maple mills, dillon, s.c. lonnie baker (tallest). has doffed 4 years. gets 40 cents a day. bertie baser–10 years old. 3 years in mill. runs 3 sides = 30 cents a day. location: dillon, south carolina, 1908. gelatin silver print. gift of robert mann m1978.178. photo credit: john r. glembin.
2. lili almog, muslim girl #14, 2008. chromogenic print. gift of tony and sue krausen m2010.36. photo credit: john r. glembin. © lili almog.
3. edgar degas, conversation at the racetrack, 1882/85. pastel on tan paper. gift of mr. harry lynde bradley m1957.20. photo credit: john r. glembin.
4. paul gauguin, the universe is created, ca. 1893–94. color woodcut with chine collé. maurice and esther leah ritz collection m2004.191. photo credit: john r. glembin.
Let your creativity shine next week in the kohl’s art generation studio. be inspired by the books in the art of devotion: illuminated manuscripts from local collections, and transform letters into art. kids 12 and under are free, thanks to kohl’s cares.
Thanks to the 142 yogis who joined us for yoga at the museum this morning! see you next time, june 15!
Are you ready for#mamafterdark?
Tonight at mam after dark, explore the galleries on a tour of some of our members’ favorite artworks, in honor of member month. peek through cornelia parker’s “edge of england,” pose with the janitor, take a selfie with sunny, and so much more. #exploremw #museumweek *
2. photo by front room studios.
3. alex katz, sunny #4, 1971. oil on canvas. gift of mrs. harry lynde bradley m1975.143. photo credit: john r. glembin. © alex katz/artist rights society (ars), new york.
Challenge your perception of traditional furniture in charles radtke: contained. the exhibition features more than 35 cabinets, tables, and doors by the cedarburg, wisconsin–based furniture maker that highlight his signature craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.
on view now through august 25.
image: charles radtke, the twins, 2008. holly, silver, and silver gilding; ebony, silver, and silver gilding. collection of caroline and roger ford. photo by larry sanders.
Our collection galleries are bursting with color—from warm reds and deep blues, to vibrant yellows and lush greens. read our latest blog post, linked in our story, to see some of the most colorful works of art on view. #rainbowmw #museumweek *
image: olafur eliasson, rainbow bridge, 2017. painted and mirrored glass with powder-coated steel. purchase, with funds from the contemporary art society, jeffrey yabuki, donna and donald baumgartner, sue and bud selig, herzfeld foundation, steve and janice marcus, ken and kate muth, flavius cucu and miriam van de sype, jason and mckenzie edmonds, tim and sue frautschi, lincoln and lilith fowler, mark and judy garber, michael and jennifer keough, joan lubar and john crouch, justin and susanna mortara, buddy and catherine robinson, christine symchych and james mcnulty, and friends of the contemporary art society m2017.126. photo credit: john r. glembin.
The museum isn’t just a space for looking—it’s for creating, learning, dancing, picture-taking, and memory-making. no matter your age, you can always find exciting activities and new ways to engage with art.
swipe up in our story to discover all the ways to play at mam. #playmw #museumweek *
1. photo by matt haas photography
2–3. photos by front room studios
May 18—celebrate art museum day at your art museum!
in honor of the holiday’s 10th anniversary, visitors can enjoy $10 museum admission (a $19 value) all day. see you there, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
learn more at mam.org/events.