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The Spanish artist Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) was fascinated with bullfighting, so much so that he once painted himself as a matador. Gazing at one of his bullfighting prints on display at the Milwaukee Art Museum, I imagine him sitting at a wooden table, enthusiastically scratching lines…

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I remember seeing Winslow Homer’s paintings in the darkened light of an art history classroom. His pictures of 19th-century life were quintessentially American and powered by an undercurrent of dramatic strength. 

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From outside the plate-glass windows of Green Gallery, it may be hard to discern there is an exhibition inside. The large white walls are bare and bright light shines, but the work featured in Nicholas Frank: Out of Service, is deceptively transparent.

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard caused something of a shock as the first artist to encounter in the exhibition Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France, currently on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Bliss is a tiny town located on the country roads of Idaho. Seeing its unusual name on a highway sign, photographer Jon Horvath took an exit from the interstate to find Bliss.

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There is a hush breaking in campus hallways as the quiet months of summer give way to the new academic year. At the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, students are welcomed back by the current exhibition Inside Job, which features the work of 10 alumni who served as MIAD gallery assistants.

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Early humans used carbon-blackened sticks from fires and other earth pigments to tell their stories on cave walls throughout the world. Today’s chalk artists eschew caves for sidewalks and streets, using their own sticks — of calcium sulfate — to produce stunning, albeit temporary, art.

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Martin Kober is convinced the painting of a dying Jesus that hung above the mantel in his upstate New York childhood home is the work of Michelangelo.