Museum to host Auction, Trunk Show, Artist Marketplace on Saturday, July 24

Posted on July 19th, 2010

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Museum hosts three major events for Gallery Day, July 24
Quilt Auction, Trunk Show, Artist Marketplace to fill Museum grounds

Milwaukee, Wis. – July 19, 2010 – The Milwaukee Art Museum is participating in Gallery Day on Saturday, July 24, with three major events: an Amish Quilt Auction, Artists Trunk Show: Quilts, and the 6th Annual Milwaukee Artist Marketplace.

In addition to the Museum’s featured exhibition, American Quilts: Selections from the Winterthur Collection, the Museum will also hold an Amish Quilt Auction from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m in Windhover Hall, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The auction will be conducted by Mader & Mader Auction Services (Wis. Reg. License #892), and is free with Museum admission. Over 100 handmade Amish quilts and wall hangings will be up for bid.

The Museum will also host a Quilts-themed Artists Trunk Show featuring the work of Bruce Seeds and Dianne Gleixner, with local quilt expert Maggi Gordon on hand for a book signing. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Baumgartner Galleria and is free with Museum admission.

The 6th Annual Milwaukee Artist Marketplace features the work of over 80 established and emerging local artists. One-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, jewelry, prints, sculpture, photography, ceramics, and wearable artwork will be available for purchase. This outdoor event is free and will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, July 24 – Gallery Day at the Museum
Amish Quilt Auction
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration at 8 a.m.

Artists Trunk Show: Quilts
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

6th Annual Milwaukee Artist Marketplace
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Milwaukee Art Museum’s far-reaching holdings include more than 20,000 works spanning antiquity to the present day. With a history dating back to 1888, the Museum houses a collection with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum includes the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion, named by Time magazine as “Best Design of 2001.” For more information, please visit www.mam.org.