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Art museum, body museum, mcnaya,museum,jewelry museum,jewels mcnays source CBC Milwaukee title Art museum in Milwaukee will showcase modern jewish design for the first time article The Art Museum of Milwaukee, which was built in the 1920s, has opened its doors for the inaugural exhibitions of its newest exhibition, which features work by three contemporary jewellery designers.
The exhibition is part of a partnership between the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Contemporary Jewellery Museum, a nonprofit that focuses on the preservation and promotion of contemporary jewellers and art.
The Milwaukee Art History Center is the only museum in the state of Wisconsin to display all of the city’s jewellery designs and crafts, and the museum is also home to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s permanent collection.
Museum director Nancy Sondra says the exhibition has the opportunity to provide a broader audience with a glimpse into the history of jewellery, as well as showcase the diversity of the jewellery industry.
Sondra said the project has been an inspiration for many of the designers.
They all have a unique take on how to make jewellery, and that’s what I really wanted to show,” Sondras said.
The project is part, she said, of the museum’s goal to create a “museum of art.”
The Milwaukee Contemporary jewellery Museum was formed in 1877 to create an education center for young people and an exhibition space for the Milwaukee International Exposition.
Since then, it has hosted exhibitions by the likes of William Morris, John Galliano and Albert Einstein, among others.