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Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

October 2, 2014–January 4, 2015

Milwaukee Art Museum

Bellini. Botticelli. Titian. Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums celebrates the richness of Italy’s artistic legacy. It features religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, along with secular Neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century—with the principal artistic centers, such as Bologna, Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, and Venice, represented. Milwaukee is the only Midwest stop on the tour of this rare exhibition.

This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and Glasgow Museums. It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

The exhibition tour is generously supported by the JFM Foundation and Mrs. Donald M. Cox. In-kind support is provided by Barbara and Richard S. Lane and Christie’s.

Support for the Milwaukee presentation is provided by Annex Wealth Management, The Balvenie, Catholic Financial Life, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, and Palermo’s Pizza

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Fun with Family & Friends

With unique events all year long, the Museum is the perfect destination for your entire family, out-of-town guests, and friends. There is always something exciting to do. MAM After Dark offers an informal, social night out, with art, food, music, and dancing. Beauty in Bloom welcomes spring with a four-day celebration of fashion, beauty, design, and flowers. Named one of the top 25 art festivals in the country, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, and more.

Activities for Children

Kids of all ages can find something fun-filled at the Museum. The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio offers hands-on art making every day the Museum is open. Adventure-filled, interactive ArtPacks help children enjoy exploring the Museum—through drawing, puzzles, and more. Play Date with Art is designed for our youngest visitors, Story Time in the Galleries opens the world of art to the youngsters, and Family Sundays transform the Museum into a place where children and their families can discover and create through a wide range of art activities.

Programs for Adults

Current, future, and even non-art lovers can find educational resources to enhance their experiences at the Museum. Adult classes and activities include curator lectures, docent-led tours, gallery talks, tours, films, and studio workshops. Bring out your inner artist with sketching in the galleries and painting workshops.

Dining & Shopping

Beautiful Lake Michigan provides the idyllic backdrop at Café Calatrava, serving contemporary cuisine for lunch or Sunday brunch. The Coffee Shop offers refreshments and grab-and-go selections. Stop by the Museum Store for select, art-inspired accessories, jewelry, books, and more, including exclusive Museum products. Members receive a 10% discount in Café Calatrava and the Museum Store and have access to seasonal double discount days and Member Shopping Rewards.

Francesco Guardi, View of San Giorgio Maggiore, ca. 1760. Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (184). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Cavaliere d’Arpino (Giuseppe Cesari), Archangel Michael and the Rebel Angels, ca. 1592–93. Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (153). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Sandro Botticelli (and Possibly Assistant), The Annunciation, ca. 1490–95. Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (174). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Giovanni Bellini, Virgin and Child, ca. 1480–85. Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (174). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Bartolomeo Veneto, St. Catherine Crowned, ca. 1520. Glasgow Museums; Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (210). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.

Antonio Balestra, Justice and Peace Embracing, ca. 1700. Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan, 1856 (266). © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection. Courtesy American Federation of Arts.