Compass: What Beautiful Art You Have

Hello again! For this week’s article, I’m taking us to Milwaukee. I just went to Milwaukee this past Thursday to celebrate my birthday, so we’ll talk about that.

I love art. I love to look at art. I love to experience art. But then again, who doesn’t? So, I went to the Milwaukee Art Museum. The current exhibition is Bouguereau in America and it’s this absolutely amazing realism created in the 19th century. William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French painter who was born in 1825 and died in 1905. Many of his paintings are mythological and focused on the female body. I fell in love with the way he painted hands and feet; it literally looks like a picture. I was amazed at Bouguereau’s talent. The picture I have included in this week’s article was my absolute favorite of his, titled “Temptation.” Bouguereau’s exhibit is available until May 12th and I definitely recommend it.

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Another exhibit was Sara Cwynar. She is a thought-provoking photographer who plays with color and the perception of beauty. Her photography and short films were wonderful and they made me think, which was her goal. Cwynar’s showcase is available until August 4th.

The last special exhibit is Charles Radtke who creates works of wood. Among other things, there were tables, dressers, and chairs, oh my! I don’t know the first thing about the art of furniture making, but I loved his pop of color and craftsmanship. His exhibit is available until August 25.

Aside from these three exhibits, there were pieces of art that permanently belonged to the Milwaukee Art Museum. There were religious pieces, historic pieces, and modern abstracts. Furniture, abstracts, realism, ceramics, metalwork, sculptures, glass, fabric, and more abound in the museum. You will probably be able to find your favorite type of art.

I definitely loved my day trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum and would recommend it to anyone. As homeschoolers, our parents are always looking for fun things to do with the family, right? Well, the Milwaukee Art Museum is free the first Thursday of every month. All ages are free the first Thursday and as long as you hold onto your tickets, you can see everything! If you are interested in visiting or want to know more, you can go to this website. I hope you enjoyed traveling the country with me, even if it wasn’t too far away!