If the weather outside is frightful, the art inside is delightful. So if you’ve no place to go, two of Madison’s best art venues have a show, and a show, and another show.
The neutral white of The Pitch Project’s main gallery space is bathed in a wash of pink light. A couple of camping tents are pitched in the corners, kitted out with sleeping bags and other sundry outdoor necessities. Off to one side, a pedestal holds a monument of Busch Light beer cans. On the walls, photographs show 20-somethings frolicking outdoors in the summer, guzzling beer and cuddling a scruffy cat.
Italy. Glasgow. Milwaukee. Together, the cities make for an interesting diversity of geographic points, and they all come together via Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibition: Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Paintings from Glasgow Museums. Included are a variety of stylistic periods, from the Renaissance to Realism, explored with an inherently Mediterranean sensibility.
Shopping for the people who are special in our lives can be a pleasure. When you’re shopping for the person who seems to have everything, it can also be excruciatingly difficult.
Out of small seeds come great and unexpected things. In 1985, artist Rolando Estévez Jordán and poet Alfredo Zaldívar established a workshop in Matanzas, Cuba, about 70 miles west of Havana. Their first visual works were fliers promoting meetings for writers and artists interested in sharing their work and ideas. This modest initiative developed into a publishing house for handmade artists books, produced under the name Ediciones Vigía.
Alec Soth has a rare gift for transforming glimpses of ordinary life into extraordinary images — and now we have a chance to see some of his finest work.
Would you like a designer tie with that painting, a collage on your new Mercedes?
Or how about an art iPad app to complement your stock tips?
The J. Paul Getty Museum was revealed on Nov. 6 as the buyer that paid a record $65.1 million for Edouard Manet's "Spring," a celebrated portrait of a Parisian actress as an embodiment of the season.
The painting will join several other Manet works on display by the end of the year, the Los Angeles museum said.
This time of year, there’s no better public art than our autumn leaves, and one of the best places to see them in Wisconsin is Devil’s Lake State Park. That park’s packed with other sorts of art, too, albeit art that’s a little out of the ordinary. And some of it is at risk.
A. Rey Pamatmat doesn’t want to tell me anything about his new play, after all the terrible things I do.