Julia Margaret Cameron, The Rosebud Garden of Girls
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Guest Gallery Talk: “Arresting Beauty”

July 13, 1:00 pm2:00 pm


Join local visual artist Margaret Muza for an in-depth discussion of the artworks on view in Arresting Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron.

This drop-in experience is included with Museum admission and is free for Members. Admission tickets are available at the door or online.


About Margaret Muza

Headshot of Margaret MuzaA native of Milwaukee, WI, Margaret Muza is a visual artist specializing in one of the earliest photographic methods in history, dating back to the mid-1800s. Through her chemical process and modern vision, Margaret’s images give her subjects a timeless look. Operating her studio out of a 100-year-old church, she finds inspiration in the colors and textures of her surroundings, often exposing her images directly onto cathedral glass. This rare chemical process is unique in many ways, one being that each image must be developed immediately after it is taken. Also called “wetplate,” Margaret’s process, development and all, happens before the light-sensitive emulsion dries on the metal plate. The final product leaves deposits of pure metallic silver as highlights against the contrasting black metal surface. These instant heirlooms are one-of-a-kind objects that cannot be duplicated, as there are no negatives involved.


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Image: Julia Margaret Cameron, The Rosebud Garden of Girls (detail), 1868. Albumen print. © The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund. Museum no. RPS.1129-2017

Location: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202