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'Here and Home' Pays Tribute to Larry Sultan's Photography

Courtesy the Estate of Larry Sultan
Milwaukee Art Museum
"My Mother Posing For Me" From the series, "Pictures From Home" 1984 Chromogenic print Image: 40 x 50 in. (101.6 x 127 cm.)

The big news at the Milwaukee Art Museum is that its long-anticipated new addition is about to open, along with the rest of the museum, which was renovated at the same time.  But there is still art to see between now and the grand re-opening on November 24th.

The Windhoever Hall has been open throughout the renovation process and currently houses a sweeping retrospective by the late American photographer Larry Sultan.  “Here and Home” opened a few weeks ago and runs through January 24th, with Milwaukee being the exhbit’s only venue outside Sultan’s home state of California.

"There are things that follow Larry throughout all of his work. One was a sense of longing and a sense of nostalgia, a sense of wanting to approach every subject with an uncertainty," says Kelly Sultan, Larry's widow.

Kelly, along with photography curator Lisa Sutcliffe gave Lake Effect a tour of the exhibition where Sultan reflected on her husband's work and what it means to have it showcased in Milwaukee:

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