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“Masterworks” exhibition kicks off Grohmann Museum’s 10th anniversary

September 6th, 2017

John George Brown's Extra, Extra (The Paper Boy)

John George Brown’s Extra, Extra (The Paper Boy)

Sept. 6, 2017 – This October will mark 10 years since the Grohmann Museum opened its doors to Milwaukee and the world. The museum’s collection has nearly doubled in size since then and now totals more than 1,300 paintings, sculptures and photographs. In honor of the occasion, more than 30 paintings have been selected as highlights from the permanent collection for the Masterworks exhibition, on display Sept. 8 through Dec. 29.

The exhibition features a unique self-guided tour, following “collection spotlights” – special commentary on special pieces – handpicked from the museum’s vast collection of the art of industry, engineering and human achievement.

The 10th anniversary celebration continues throughout the fall season with a series of Grand Tours with museum staff along with a variety of special events, including the Lost Arts Festival on Sept. 30, and a Gallery Night Open House from 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 20.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

Norman Rockwell's Bookworm

Norman Rockwell’s Bookworm

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Lost Arts Festival is Sept. 30 at Grohmann Museum

September 5th, 2017

MSOE Grohmann Museum Lost Arts ForgeSept. 5, 2017 — Celebrate the working past at the Grohmann Museum’s Lost Arts Festival. The museum hosts its eighth annual festival celebrating the activities and ways of work captured in the paintings and bronzes in its permanent collection. Artisans will share their expertise and demonstrate their techniques as the museum and its surroundings become a laboratory for the creation of “Lost Arts.” The festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 1000 N. Broadway.

The Grohmann Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary this fall, and the Lost Arts Festival is just one of the ways the museum and MSOE are honoring the occasion. The festival is a fun and affordable family activity, and gives visitors the opportunity to see some of the “lost arts” of the past.

Visitors will enjoy live music by Frogwater and watching demonstrations by:

  • Steve Allen, craft brewer
  • Marv Bollman, woodcraft bowls and ornaments
  • Grohmann Museum Master Painters
  • Kristi Hatzinger, leather craftwork
  • Gary Hess, cooperage (barrel making)
  • Milwaukee Blacksmith, blacksmiths
  • Cheryl Myers, spinning, knitting and crocheting
  • Jeff Selchow, woodturning
  • Mary L. Spencer, glass artist
  • Scott Sullivan, artisanal axe crafting and restoration
  • Luke and Dev Traver, wooden shoe carvers

Regular museum admission applies: $5 adults; $3 students and seniors; free for children under 12 and MSOE students, faculty, staff and alumni (with I.D.).

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Grohmann Museum’s “Artists at Work” features local artists

May 15th, 2017

Milwaukee at Work by Shelby Keefe

Milwaukee at Work by Shelby Keefe

May 15, 2017 – Local artists are the focus of the Grohmann Museum’s newest special exhibition, Artists at Work. In collaboration with the Cedarburg Artists Guild/Art on the Move, 42 works by 14 artists will be on display May 19 through Aug. 20. The guild, along with a cadre of Milwaukee artists, was provided the opportunity to create new works – all with a working or industrial theme – specifically for this display. Guild members readily accepted this challenge and created paintings, photos and prints for inclusion.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with such a wonderful museum and look forward to sharing our versions of human industry,” said Susan Steinhafel, guild director. “Artists at Work, is a diverse and fascinating representation of the Cedarburg Artists Guild/Art on the Move.”

Artists represented in the exhibition include: Bill Aubrey, Jeff Darrow, Patrick Doughman, Shelby Keefe, Hal Koenig, Cheri Morfe, Jack Pachuta, Jewell Riano-Bradley, Lynn Rix, Pam Ruschman, Michael Santini, Jerry Steingraeber, Susan Steinhafel and Paul Yank.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Extended through June 5 at the Grohmann Museum–Steel: The Cycle of Industry

April 26th, 2017

2017_news_Grohmann_SteelApril 26, 2017 –Steel: The Cycle of Industry, a special exhibition at the Grohmann Museum, has been extended through June 5 following a gift of the photographs to the museum by David Plowden. Steel places the viewer at the point where shovel meets dirt in the mining process and ends in the same soil surrounding these long-abandoned steel mills.

“The gift instantly increases the scope and quality of the museum’s photo collection,” said James Kieselburg, Grohmann Museum director. “We are pleased to extend the exhibition through June 5, allowing visitors more time to view these spectacular images.”

Between 1962 and 1985, Plowden sought to photographically capture the majesty of the steel industry while at the same time documenting the demise of the industry as we knew it. He states that “the architecture of steelmaking is like no other. Nowhere can you find this massiveness, drama, spectacle and danger but in a steel mill.”

Plowden initially selected the 178 photos for this exhibition, but since decided that the Grohmann Museum would be an ideal home for the images in perpetuity, given MSOE’s engineering focus and the images themselves documenting engineering marvels across the North American landscape.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,300 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Steel: The Cycle of Industry opens Jan. 20 at Grohmann Museum

January 18th, 2017

2017_news_Grohmann_SteelJan. 18, 2017 – Steel mills are the focus of the newest special exhibition at the Grohmann Museum, Steel: The Cycle of Industry. Between 1962 and 1985, photographer David Plowden sought to capture the majesty of the steel industry while at the same time documenting the demise of the industry as we knew it. He states that “the architecture of steelmaking is like no other. Nowhere can you find this massiveness, drama, spectacle and danger but in a steel mill.”

This exhibition allows for a re-examination of Plowden’s steel portfolio, including many photos printed specifically for this purpose. Featuring more than 100 of his finest photographs, Steel places the viewer at the point where shovel meets dirt in the mining process and ends in the same soil surrounding these long-abandoned mills.

The exhibition will be on display Jan. 20 through April 30, 2017. The museum is offering free admission during Milwaukee’s Gallery Day and Night, Friday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 21 from Noon to 6 p.m. There will be a Gallery Talk with Plowden on Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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On the Job: Photography by Jim Seder now open at Grohmann Museum

September 9th, 2016

Grohmann_on_the_jobSept. 9, 2016 — Following decades of work in local industry, Jim Seder resolved to take a new look at work—and the worker—through the lens of his camera. This homage to work took the form of portraits of the workers he encountered in daily life. Included are carpenters, masons, landscapers and the like, all captured in a trademark style in which the subject is the singular focus. On the Job features dozens of Seder’s recent photographs of working people.

This exhibition will be on display at the Grohmann Museum through Dec. 11, 2016. The museum is offering free admission during Milwaukee’s Gallery Day and Night, Friday, Oct. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 22 from Noon to 6 p.m. There will be a Gallery Talk with Seder on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Museum to host Lost Arts Festival

September 8th, 2016

2016_news_blacksmithSept. 8, 2016 — Celebrate the working past at the Grohmann Museum’s Lost Arts Festival. The museum hosts its seventh annual festival celebrating the activities and ways of work captured in the paintings and bronzes in its permanent collection. Artisans including the Knapp Family (of “Milwaukee Blacksmith” fame) will share their expertise and demonstrate their techniques as the museum and its surroundings become a laboratory for the creation of “Lost Arts.” The festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 1000 N. Broadway.

Visitors will enjoy live music by Frogwater, and watching demonstrations by:

Luke and Dev Traver, wooden shoe carvers
Mary L. Spencer, glass artist
Cheryl Myers and the MSOE Yarn Engineers, spinning, knitting and crocheting
Steve Allen, craft brewer
Jeff Selchow, woodturning
Knapp Family, blacksmiths

Regular museum admission applies: $5 adults; $3 students and seniors; free for children under 12 and MSOE students, faculty, staff and alumni (with I.D.).

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,800 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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The Welder finds a home at Grohmann Museum

February 25th, 2016

2016_news_Grohmann_WelderThe Grohmann Museum at MSOE is the new home to The Welder, a Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) painting by Lee Frederickson. The Welder is an oil on canvas that was completed in 1934.

The painting is on long-term loan from the Fine Arts Program at the U.S. General Services Administration. GSA is the federal agency that has stewardship for the portable artwork created under Roosevelt’s New Deal art projects (1933-1943). GSA helps recover New Deal artwork with the ultimate goal of placing it back on loan to qualifying institutions.

Giving reference to the museum’s focus on the evolution of human work in correspondence related to the painting and its transfer, Julie Redwine of the Fine Arts Program noted that “we think it would be a great fit at the Grohmann Museum given its subject matter and we’d love to see it go back to Milwaukee.”

Frederickson lived and worked in Clinton, Wis. He submitted The Welder to the 10th Region Public Works of Art Project in March 1934 and, following review by the Project’s Technical Committee, it was approved for public display as part of the project.  The painting was then placed on display at Milwaukee Vocational School, a predecessor of MATC.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Art of the North Shore Line opens Jan. 22

January 4th, 2016

MSOE Grohmann Museum North Shore Line

news_2016_GM_NSLine2With its rapid expansion in the 1920s, the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad set the standard for electric interurban transit in America; no railway could compare to the North Shore Line. The North Shore Line also established itself as a leader in marketing with a highly successful print ad and poster campaign featuring the work of designers Willard Frederic Elmes, Oscar Rabe Hanson and Ervine Metzl, among others.

Art of the North Shore Line features many of these memorable posters along with photographs, prints and ephemera from the height of the North Shore Line’s success. The exhibition was assembled from the collection of the Milwaukee Public Library and a number of private collections, and photographer John Gruber and J.J. Sedelmaier, world-renowned artist, designer and animator of Saturday Night Live’s TV Funhouse, are the guest curators.

The exhibition will be on display at the Grohmann Museum Jan. 22 through April 24, 2016. The museum is offering free admission during Milwaukee’s Gallery Day and Night, Friday, Jan. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 23 from Noon to 6 p.m. Gruber and Sedelmaier will give a free presentation on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.

The museum, located at 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

Grohmann_North_Shore_LineThe Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,900 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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Forge Work: New Photography by Michael Schultz

October 20th, 2015

With more than 30 years of experience in making photographs, with works in many public and private collections, Michael Schultz continues his work creating images of monumental industrial interiors of both foundry and forge. As a follow-up to 2010s Foundry Work, the Grohmann Museum has organized Forge Work: New Photography by Michael Schultz, which highlights his recent work in forging operations the world over. Presses and hammers replace the molds and ladles in his previous work, produced in a way unique to the artist alone. As one of the premiere photographers in industrial art, Schultz continues a long tradition of capturing the spectacle of man and machine in amazing images of industry. The exhibition is on display at the museum until Dec. 13, 2015.

The Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for students and seniors; free for children under 12. MSOE students (with ID), alumni, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,800 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.

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