On loan from local living rooms. See what Milwaukee collects.

See treasures from private, local collections—works of art from throughout the Greater Milwaukee area that are typically not on public view. Milwaukee Collects celebrates the breadth of collecting in our community, from Impressionist paintings to hallmarks of Art Deco design, by artists from Jules Chéret to Ed Ruscha.

This Milwaukee Art Museum–produced exhibition is drawn from nearly 50 collections and includes more than 100 objects, bringing the community’s passion for collecting art into focus. “Milwaukee’s collectors have very carefully considered and built their collections based on their personal interests and unique artistic eye,” said Marcelle Polednik, PhD, Donna and Donald Baumgartner Director. “While we inherently knew Milwaukee as an active collecting community, we were time and again pleasantly surprised by the deliberation and great care with which these collections were built.”

Supporting Sponsors: Sendik’s Food Markets, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, International Autos Group, and Clear Channel Outdoor.

Additional support provided by these Milwaukee Art Museum support groups: American Arts Society, Collectors’ Corner, Fine Arts Society, Friends of Art, Garden Club, and Print Forum.

Image: Roy Lichtenstein, Red Lamps, 1990 (published 1991) (detail). Collection of Bud and Sue Selig. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein