August 18–September 18, 2005
Be sure not to miss this special, four-week exhibition surveying Warrington Colescott's career! A satirist in the tradition of Hogarth, Daumier and Grosz, Colescott employs his sharp wit and vivid imagination to interpret contemporary and historical events from personal to public, local to international. This exhibition, curated by Sarah Kirk, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, will span the range of this unique and influential artist's production in both printmaking and watercolor from the late 1940s to the present. Warrington Colescott Prints and Watercolors: A Brief History is presented in honor of the recent major gift from the artist and his wife to the Milwaukee Art Museum collection.
An opening celebration will be held on the Mezzanine Level with a gallery talk by Colescott on Thursday, August 18 from 5:30 to 7:30, sponsored by Print Forum, a support group of the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Warrington Colescott, A Brief History of Flight, 1973. Color etching. Gift of the artist and Frances Myers.