Carmie A. Thompson for Madison Capitol Times
Wisconsin Masters: Karl Priebe
November 1 - January 19, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, November 1
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Members Only Preview 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Our Wisconsin Masters Series continues this year with an exhibition highlighting the life and work of Milwaukee-native, Karl Priebe (1914-1976). Priebe, a notable Wisconsin artist who has made significant contributions to the artistic heritage of Wisconsin, was born in 1914 here in Milwaukee. He graduated from the Layton School of Art and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, graduating in 1938. Priebe ventured back to Milwaukee and worked in the anthropology department at the Milwaukee Public Museum from 1938-1942 and was the director of the Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts in Michigan from 1943-1944. He returned to the Layton School of Art as an instructor in 1947.
Priebe was a leading member in the fantasy school of painting (also known as Surrealism) and is well known for his captivating and individualistic paintings of both African Americans and birds. Not only was he an avid birdwatcher, he was very involved in the African American culture, specifically the jazz scene, and established friendships with many influential jazz artists, such as, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey and Dizzy Gillespie.
Priebe’s talent for portraying his subjects with such gaiety and dream-like charm is beyond artists of his time. His work is frequently described as a welcomed departure from the silo-cow-farmer school too often identified with Midwestern painting. With light whimsical fantasy, Priebe portrays whatever stimulates and appeals to his imagination.
The exhibition will feature paintings from the Museum of Wisconsin Art as well as private collectors.
2014 Preview Party You Belong Bash!
Thursday January 16, 2014
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
1:00 - 3:00 pm
5:30 - 7:30 pm
You are invited to CAVT's 2014 Preview Party You Belong Bash, our annual event to thank museum members, donors, and volunteers. This year's event will be held at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Guest will get a preview of 2014 exhibitions and events, and learn of new initiatives for the coming year. The afternoon party will feature a dessert menu and live harp music. In the evening, there will be complimentary beverages, hors d'oeuvres, and music performed by the Riverwest Aces. Reservation are required by contacting Ann at 414/278-8295 x5 or RSVP@cavtmuseums.org
Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's. Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen. Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.
Old Vienna On The Screen
- Oct 9 - The Great Waltz - 1938 - Luise Rainer, Miliza Korjus, Fernand Gravet
- Oct 23 - Letter From An Unknown Woman- 1948 - Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians
- Nov 6 - The King Steps Out- 1936 - Grace Moore, Franchot Tone
- Nov 20 - Mayerling - 1969 - James Mason, Ava Gardner, Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve
- Dec 4 - Lady On A Train- 1945 - Deanna Durbin, David Bruce, Ralph Bellamy, Edward Everett Horton
All Singing...All Dancing...All Technicolor
- Jan 15 - Bitter Sweet- 1940 - Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders
- Jan 29 - Can't Help Singing - 1944 - Deanna Durbin, Robert Paige, Akim Tamiroff
- Feb 12 - The Dolly Sisters - 1945 - Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver, S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall
- Feb 26 - Thrill of Romance - 1945 - Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Spring Byington, Tommy Dorsey
- March 12 - The Harvey Girls - 1946 - Judy Garland, John Hodiak, Anglea Lansbury, Ray Bolger
- March 26 - The Barkleys of Broadway - 1949 - Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Billie Burke