Well, more rain and chilly weather for us Wisconsinites. Turning to Raoul Dufy’s (French, 1877-1953) vibrant florals, until Spring heads our way.
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s annual event, Art in Bloom: A Tribute to Art and Flowers, April 11-14, 2013, features stunning floral arrangements, created by local designers, paired with works from the museum’s collection. This event has become a favorite of mine over the years, and is certainly a welcome breath of spring this year, after a full week of rain. I tend to gravitate toward the arrangements which subtly mirror their counterparts, and this year’s arrangements did not disappoint—many of the artfully arranged blooms, graceful studies of color and emotion, rather than direct imitations of composition. [all photos by Michael Brown]
Happy New Year’s Eve! Whether you’ll be having a relaxing evening in, or a late night out, I hope you all enjoy the countdown to 2013 tonight!
Saturday marked the Milwaukee Public Museum’s annual Collector’s Day, where collectors from across the region exhibited their own anthologies for visitors to peruse. My own love of collecting started with my mother’s childhood collections of rocks and shells, neatly displayed in shoe boxes, which never cease to amaze me.
My urge to collect has continued, in the form of ticket stubs, charms, old sheet music, corks from special occasions—each of which I love to pull out of hiding, when in the mood to reminisce. As of late, I have undertaken the endeavor of freeing my collections from their boxes and closet shelves, quite determined to find spots for each where I can actually admire them. So far a few of the prized assemblages have found homes—our corks relocated to a lovely old mason jar I found at a local antique store, and my collection of old sheet music from my grandfather, now displayed in our bedroom using Magnart magnets (love these by the way, a fairly affordable display system for items you like to change out frequently).