"Vanitas Still Life” (1640-'90), by Gerrit van Vucht. (Photo: Milwaukee Art Museum)

Rarely-Seen Old Masters from Private Collections at Milwaukee Art Museum

The age-old tradition of art collecting is highlighted in the Milwaukee Art Museum’s current exhibition- From Rembrandt to Parmigianino: Old Masters from Private Collections. On view now, this exhibition gives the public a rare chance to see treasured artworks from the private collections of regional residents, including several works from Wisconsin homes. During this exclusive […]

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, accompanied by Gen. Omar N. Bradley, and Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., inspect art treasures stolen by Germans and hidden in salt mine in Germany.

Of Monuments and Men

The movie The Monuments Men tells the story of those assigned to protect the art treasures of Europe during World War II. Hitler is amassing the treasures of civilization all destined for a De Führer Museum. Modern works are of course not included in the treasure hunt. Works by Picasso and others are destroyed. While […]

The Country Home of Mega-Collector Duncan Phillips

It was through the current exhibit (on view through January 6) at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art that I learned more about the Phillips Collection and Duncan Phillips himself. An astute collector, Phillips didn’t have the wealth to match Andrew Carnegie or Andrew Mellon, but never-the-less assembled one of the country’s great collections. […]