Thursday, September 12, 2002 - Sunday, November 24, 2002
Milwaukee Museum of Art
International Politics of Curating an Exhibition
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 1:30 P.M.
Laurie Winters presents behind-the-scenes information on curating the
exhibition. Free with general admission.
MAM/West Conversation with Curator Laurie Winters
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 5:30 P.M.
MAM/West at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield.
Free. Space limited. Reservations: 262-790-8930
Renaissance Masterpieces in the Exhibition
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 1:30 P.M.
Curator Laurie Winters discusses the exhibition. Free with general admission.
The Conservation of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 6:15 P.M.
Pinin Brambilla Barcilon, a renowned conservator, conducted the most
recent restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.During this arduous
twenty year project, Brambilla Barcilon employed the most advanced
restoration techniques to return Leonardo's masterpiece to its original
luminosity. Program presented in Italian with English translation.
Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Italian Government Tourist
Board. Reception and exhibition tours before program at 5 p.m. Dinner at
7:15 p.m. at the Italian Community Center. $35 includes lecture and dinner.
Music in the Museum: Warsaw, Vienna and Budapest
TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 5:30 P.M.
Pianist Dr. Jeffrey Hollander presents the music of Chopin, Strauss and Liszt
in celebration of the exhibition. Single concert fee: $15 members, seniors
and students/$20 general public. Subscription fee: $105 members, seniors
and students/$125 general public. 414-224-3825
Leonardo and the Ladies: Three Famous Portraits
THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 6:15 P.M.
David Alan Brown, curator of Italian Paintings at the National Gallery of Art,
Washington,D.C., presents Leonardo's three famous portraits of women: the
Lady with an Ermine, highlighted in the exhibition, the Portrait of Ginevra de'
Benci in the National Gallery, and the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Book signing
follows. 5:30 p.m. reception. Sponsored by MAM support group Fine Art
Society and Sotheby's. Free with general admission. 414-224-3253
Exhibition Highlights Offered in Polish
TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 1:30 P.M.
Beata Pawlikowska, research assistant, presents exhibition highlights in
Polish. Free with general admission.
Just for Teachers
SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 9 A.M.-1 P.M.
Workshop based on the exhibition. $45 fee includes gallery lecture, teacher
packet, MAM membership and more. 414-224-3826
Family Sundays: Dzien Dobry, Polsko! (Hello, Poland!)
SUNDAY, OCT. 13, NOON-4 P.M.
Enjoy Polish music and dance, artists' demonstrations of traditional Polish
crafts, art workshops, library table and gallery activites. Syrena Polish Folk
Dance Ensemble performs. Free with general admission. Free to Midwest
Express and Fortis Health employees and their families,Midwest Express
Frequent Flyers with identification, and children 12 and under. Sponsored
by Midwest Express Airlines and Fortis Health. Additional support provided
by the Legion of Young Polish Women. 414-224-3828
The Wawel Royal Castle Collections and Renaissance Art in Poland
THURSDAY, OCT. 17, NOON
Woman's Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave.
Jan Ostrowski, director of the Wawel Royal Castle in Cracow, discusses the
dramatic history of one of Poland's greatest museums and the four paintings
lent to the exhibition by the Wawel. Sponsored by Fine Art Society and
Sotheby's. Lecture/Luncheon $25 per person. Reservations: 414-224-3247
City Tour of Polish Cultural Highlights
SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 10-11:30 A.M.
John Gurda,Milwaukee historian, offers a 90-minute trip through
Milwaukee's rich Polish culture. Sites include Walker's Point,Mitchell Street
(the Polish Grand Avenue) and St. Josaphat's Basilica.Tour begins and
ends at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Book signing follows by Gurda.
$30/$25 members. Reservations required. 414-224-3826
Series-Renaissance Art in the 15th Century:
Hans Memling's Northern Mysticism vs.
Leonardo da Vinci's Southern Humanism
THURSDAYS, OCT. 24, 31 AND NOV. 7, 1-2:30 P.M. and 6:15-7:45 P.M.
Taught by Martha Bolles, the series explores paintings by Memling in
Northern Europe and Leonardo's portraits. $75/$65 members. 414-224-3826
Symposium: Creating a National Identity
in 19th-Century Poland
SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 10 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
International scholars present how art and culture were used to maintain
a Polish national identity in the absence of a geographic state. Speakers
include Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor,Trustee and Co-Chairman, Center
for Strategic and International Studies,Washington,D.C.; Norman Davies,
historian and writer; Adam Zamoyski,writer and historian of Polish culture;
Agnieszka Morawinska, art historian, and, as the moderator, Piotr S.Wandycz,
Bradford Dufee Professor of History Emeritus,Yale University. Sponsored
by the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc., An American Center for Polish Culture.
$15/$10 members and students. For an additional $35, luncheon and
roundtable discussion follow. Registration: 414-224-3293
MAM/West Family Art Fest: Renaissance Revisited
SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 1-4 P.M.
Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd.
Renaissance craft demos, art workshops, people in period costumes, music
and prizes. Free. Sponsored by Target Stores and Marshall Field's Project
The Legal Machinery of War and Restitution
THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 6:15 P.M.
Speaker Wojciech Kowalski, a Professor of Law at the University of Silesia in
Katowice, is Poland's leading authority on the highly controversial topic of
the restitution of artworks lost and stolen during and after WWII. 5:30 p.m.
reception. Sponsored by Quarles & Brady, LLP. Free with general admission.
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 AND SUNDAY, NOV. 17
The films of Andrzej Wajda, featuring the American premiere of the
director's cut of The Promised Land.
PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS
Early Music Now Concert Series
SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 5 P.M.
All Saints' Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Ave.
Rose Ensemble, a 12-voice ensemble plus viol from St. Paul, performing
Slavic Holiday.Mysterious chants, psalms and carols from ancient Cracow
and Prague, mingled with tales of saints and folk of good will.
SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2 P.M.
Milwaukee Art Museum
Rose Ensemble performing Polish and Italian Renaissance music.
Sponsored by Fine Art Society. Free with general Museum admission.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Celebrates the Music and Culture of Poland
Tickets: 414-291-7605 or 800-291-7605
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts,Uihlein Hall
FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 11:15 A.M. AND SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 8 P.M.
"Music Celebrates Art" featuring Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's
Stabat Mater and Hindemith's Mathis der Maler.
FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 11:15 A.M. AND SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 8 P.M.
"Polish Virtuosos" featuring Chopin's masterpiece Piano Concerto No. 2,
performed by young Polish pianist Ewa Kupiec in her U.S. debut. Stanislaw
Skrowaczewski conducts Robert Schumann's Fourth Symphony and his
own Concerto for Orchestra.
Pabst Concert Series
TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 7:30 P.M.
Artist Series at the Pabst presents pianist Garrick Ohlsson performing the
work of Poland's Frederic Chopin.
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