Postcards from America Coming to Milwaukee

Posted on July 29th, 2013

Postcards from America coming to Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Milwaukee Art Museum announced that the City of Milwaukee be the next iteration of Postcards from America, a collaborative photography project that aims to capture, from multiple perspectives, the interactions and relationships that define places across America.

Postcards from America: Milwaukee will take place from August 2013 through April 2014, with eleven total photographers coming to the city, culminating in an exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2015.

Thus far, Postcards from America has included trips through the Southwest; over the mountains to Utah; in Rochester, New York; and to Florida during the last Presidential election. The participating photographers are all represented by Magnum Photos, a photographic cooperative founded in 1947. This project explores and experiments with the concept of artistic and intellectual collaboration among Magnum photographers.

“We are excited to partner with the photographers on the next installment of Postcards from America,” said Brady Roberts, chief curator for the Museum. “I look forward to seeing the various images of Milwaukee through the lenses of these extraordinary artists.”

In Milwaukee, the project will examine the unique quality of life in the Midwest, exploring ideas such as street fairs and labor unions. After the images are produced, a portfolio will enter the Museum’s permanent collection.

Postcards from America: Milwaukee kicks off with an August 7 event featuring photographers Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, and Bruce Gilden. Other photographers contributing to the project include: Donovan Wylie; Alessandra Sanguinetti; Jacob Aue Sobol; Alec Soth; Jim Goldberg; Paolo Pellegrin; Mark Power; and Zoe Strauss.

Additional Postcards from America: Milwaukee events are planned in 2014.

Postcards from America is generously supported at the Milwaukee Art Museum by the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013, the Milwaukee Art Museum houses a rich collection of over 30,000 works, with strengths in 19th- and 20th-century American and European art, contemporary art, American decorative arts, and folk and self-taught art. The Museum campus is located on the shores of Lake Michigan and spans three buildings, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion and the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial Center. For more information, please visit www.mam.org.