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Superstars of Modern Art On Display in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Art Museum
Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923–1997). Head—Red and Yellow, 1962. Oil on canvas. 48 x 48 inches (121.9 x 121.9 cm). Collection of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1962. © 2013 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein";s:3

Due to the construction of the Milwaukee Art Museum's new wing, almost all of the museum remains closed the summer. But that doesn’t mean isn't anything to see. In fact, some of the most significant works of art from the late 19th and 20th centuries are on display.

From Salvador Dali to Andy Warhol and lots of artists in between, the Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels exhibit that is on display through September is like a survey of some of modern art’s greatest hits.

"This is one of the best kept secrets in the art world," chief curator Brady Roberts says. "What you'll see here are the inventions of many different styles, many different voices."

"All of these artists are interesting in inventing their own personal language of expression. They’re very much aware of their predecessors, but they’re also very interested in breaking away and creating something new," he adds.

Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.