Marquette Wire

Organic architecture: the Wright way

Jennie Jorgensen

February 10, 2011

In the 20th century, the idea of “being green” was beyond any stretch of the imagination.  One of America’s greatest architects and Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright defied the limits of his generation by integrating nature into his residential a...

Sculptor puts new spin on tire rubber

Jennie Jorgensen

September 30, 2010

To some, the tires of a city bus might not possess much aesthetic purpose — or any purpose except transportation. But to sculptor Chakaia Booker, within those rubber tires is a work of art just waiting to be discovered. Starting today, the Milwaukee Art Museum wil...

A perennial favorite: ‘Art in Bloom’ showcases floral design

Erica Breunlin

April 8, 2010

In Milwaukee, where green grass can be a hot commodity, spring doesn’t always bloom with all the vibrancy or fragrance it’s supposed to. Milwaukee does its best to enliven downtown, with rows of pastel tulips lining the...

Flashes of life: a city stands still

Erica Breunlin

February 25, 2010

Whoever said it’s best to play by the rules undoubtedly never met Lisette Model. Or Louis Faurer. Or Ted Croner, Saul Leiter, William Klein or Robert Frank. Together, these six photographers’ work makes up the bulk...

From Brew City to New City

Tim Seeman

February 23, 2010

Think Milwaukee. What comes to mind? A cold mug of frothy Miller? Historic music venues? The winged art museum? Anthropomorphic sausage? Or are you unsure? That’s what VISIT Milwaukee, a tourism promotion organization, ...

GAMBLE: Who needs sun, anyway?

Molly Gamble

January 28, 2010

Welcome to the winter doldrums. The time of year when the sky above and the cement below are color-coordinated, making a unified gray backsplash for the entire city. Meteorologists on the morning news deliver forecasts in apo...

Amateur art collectors bring a piece of their gallery to ours

Erica Breunlin

January 21, 2010

You could say that Herbert and Dorothy Vogel are somewhat ordinary people.  The elderly couple live ordinary lives in an ordinary apartment overlooking New York City where both worked ordinary jobs before they retired. But a love of art, ...