Milwaukee, WI, October 13, 2004— Anyone wearing an “I Voted” sticker on Election Day (Tuesday, November 2) will receive free admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum and its feature exhibition Masterpieces of American Art, 1770 – 1920: From the Detroit Institute of Arts – a $12 savings for adults. The Museum is offering this promotion in the spirit of the national election and the stunning exhibition of 90 masterworks – painting and sculpture from the period when American art came into its own. Visitors are welcome from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Masterpieces of American Art, 1770 – 1920 (October 23 – January 30) offers a spectacular array of masterpieces by American greats including some of the best-known works from the major American art movements. Artists include John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Frederic Church and Robert Henri. The exhibition highlights our nation’s unique style and definition of beauty created during the early years of this country. Sponsored by M&I Bank and Michael Best & Friedrich LLP .
The exhibition includes a free audio tour with adult and family versions available in both English and Spanish. This audio guide is an informative and entertaining tool that augments visitors’ enjoyment of the exhibition.
Artist’s Interrogate: Politics and War
While at the Museum on Election Day, visitors are also encouraged to check out an additional exhibition with political ties, Artists Interrogate: Politics and War (through December 26). This exhibition focuses on prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books that provoke thought on both contemporary and historical political issues.
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