In Honor of Kevin Fahey: Selections from the Fahey/Grzebielski Collection


James Abbott McNeill Whistler, J. Becquet, Sculptor (The Fiddler) (detail), from The Thames Set (A Series of Sixteen Etchings of Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects), 1859.

Etching and drypoint. Plate: 10 1/8 × 7 1/2 in. (25.72 × 19.05 cm); sheet: 11 × 8 7/16 in. (28 × 21.5 cm). Gift of Kevin Fahey and Ray Grzebielski, M2021.776. Photo by John R. Glembin


  • June 2–October 1, 2023

  • The Godfrey American Art Wing, Level 2, Gallery K230

  • Free for Members

  • Included with admission

Milwaukee Art Museum Members Kevin Fahey and Ray Grzebielski donated their collection of more than 200 prints and drawings to the Museum between 2016 and 2022. Their gift further strengthened the Museum’s esteemed holdings of work by 19th- and 20th-century American and European artists. In honor of Fahey’s memory and this generous gift, this special focus exhibition features 25 of his favorite prints. Works by artists such as John Taylor Arms, Martin Lewis, and James McNeill Whistler explore travel and other themes reflecting subjects of interest to the couple that guided their collecting.

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