Tuesday, March 25, 2008

new lecture series in Mil-Town

I look forward to this new art lecture series in Milwaukee... just another sign that Milwaukee's art scene is ever growing even if it has to be connected to the bar scene! I look forward to a martini with my art education!
The Portrait Society Gallery, 207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 526, now has a "brother bar," the Lemon Lounge, 2846 N. Oakland Ave. Both share the status of being the smallest of their kind in the city, measuring a mere 300 square feet each.
The gallery and bar have organized the "Lectures at Lemon Lounge" series, a mini "art historical-ish" lecture each month co-hosted by gallery owners Debra Brehmer and Kat Murrell (known about town as the "art history chicks") and Lemon's proprietor Michael Sottile.

The lectures begin April 11 with a talk at 7:30 p.m. by Graeme Reid, assistant director of the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. The title of his lecture, which is tongue in cheek, is "A short discourse on Mr. Edward Hopper's Mammary Fixation."

May's lecturer will be painter Fred Stonehouse, and June's will be Milwaukee Art Museum associate curator of photographs Lisa Hostetler.
Hostetler will talk about an upcoming MAM exhibit of portrait work by Wisconsin photographers Julie Lindemann and Johnnie Shimon.

Lectures are free, but donations will be accepted.

- Mary Louise Schumacher

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