Wednesday, August 20, 2008

a day at the museum

Mel and I revisited the Unmasked and Anonymous Exhibition at MAM yesterday. It was wonderful to spend time with the work in a quiet gallery. The show was mobbed with people last week Thursday at the opening, with little room to move let alone see work.

This is one of my favorite pieces by Shimon & Lindemann, Jennie 2002 - a large tintype. The room was beautifully lit with soft spots on the ambryotypes, tintypes and dauguerrotypes. Next to this glowing portrait of Jennie is a large ambrotype of my fellow SFAI grad Tim Sullivan.
Other favorites from the show...

Gertrude Kasebier's Self Portrait 1899 plantinum print

Larry Clark's Tulsa

(side note - Larry Clark graduated from the Layton School of Art the predecessor of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design)

Milwaukee's own Frank Ford's Portrait of his mother

Jen Davis
(Jen Davis will be in Milwaukee to give an artist talk on Thursday, October 30, 6:15 p.m.
at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Reception to follow: 7–8 p.m. )

Newly acquired Jason Lazarus- from the series living with a portrait

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