August 14–November 30, 2008


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Wisconsin Photographers Confront Portraiture

Wisconsin photographers John Shimon & Julie Lindemann make use of antique cameras, modern lens technology, artificial light, and contemporary pop culture to create portraits of the people in their native state. This exhibition juxtaposes 43 of their original photographs and a multimedia installation with 54 portraits from the Museum’s Collection (including daguerreotype portraits, as well as photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, and Larry Clark, among others) to present new perspectives on one of the oldest artistic genres—portraiture.

Unmasked & Anonymous and its catalogue are the result of a two-year collaboration between John Shimon & Julie Lindemann and Milwaukee Art Museum curator Lisa Hostetler. The 68-page publication is available for purchase from the Museum Store and online at

This exhibition was organized by the Museum and sponsored by the West Foundation, with additional support provided by the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation.



Visit the online gallery


Order the Exhibition Catalogue Softcover, 68 pages with over 60 color and B&W photos.


Indulge. Go ahead—summer is too short! Lunch outdoors on the Café Terrace, savoring seasonal specials and tried-and-true favorites.

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