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Leonardo da Vinci Lady with an Ermine, ca. 1490 Oil on panel The Princes Czartoryski Museum
LEAONARDO DA VINCI AND THE SPLENDOR OF POLAND

Thursday, September 12, 2002 - Sunday, November 24, 2002

Milwaukee Museum of Art
Milwaukee, WI

International Politics of Curating an Exhibition

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 1:30 P.M.

Laurie Winters presents behind-the-scenes information on curating the

exhibition. Free with general admission.


MAM/West Conversation with Curator Laurie Winters

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17, 5:30 P.M.

MAM/West at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield.

Free. Space limited. Reservations: 262-790-8930


Renaissance Masterpieces in the Exhibition

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 1:30 P.M.

Curator Laurie Winters discusses the exhibition. Free with general admission.


The Conservation of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25, 6:15 P.M.

Pinin Brambilla Barcilon, a renowned conservator, conducted the most

recent restoration of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper.During this arduous

twenty year project, Brambilla Barcilon employed the most advanced

restoration techniques to return Leonardo's masterpiece to its original

luminosity. Program presented in Italian with English translation.

Sponsored by Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Italian Government Tourist

Board. Reception and exhibition tours before program at 5 p.m. Dinner at

7:15 p.m. at the Italian Community Center. $35 includes lecture and dinner.

Reservations: 414-224-3293


Music in the Museum: Warsaw, Vienna and Budapest

TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 5:30 P.M.

Pianist Dr. Jeffrey Hollander presents the music of Chopin, Strauss and Liszt

in celebration of the exhibition. Single concert fee: $15 members, seniors

and students/$20 general public. Subscription fee: $105 members, seniors

and students/$125 general public. 414-224-3825


Leonardo and the Ladies: Three Famous Portraits

THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 6:15 P.M.

David Alan Brown, curator of Italian Paintings at the National Gallery of Art,

Washington,D.C., presents Leonardo's three famous portraits of women: the

Lady with an Ermine, highlighted in the exhibition, the Portrait of Ginevra de'

Benci in the National Gallery, and the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Book signing

follows. 5:30 p.m. reception. Sponsored by MAM support group Fine Art

Society and Sotheby's. Free with general admission. 414-224-3253


Exhibition Highlights Offered in Polish

TUESDAY, OCT. 8, 1:30 P.M.

Beata Pawlikowska, research assistant, presents exhibition highlights in

Polish. Free with general admission.


Just for Teachers

SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 9 A.M.-1 P.M.

Workshop based on the exhibition. $45 fee includes gallery lecture, teacher

packet, MAM membership and more. 414-224-3826


Family Sundays: Dzien Dobry, Polsko! (Hello, Poland!)

SUNDAY, OCT. 13, NOON-4 P.M.

Enjoy Polish music and dance, artists' demonstrations of traditional Polish

crafts, art workshops, library table and gallery activites. Syrena Polish Folk

Dance Ensemble performs. Free with general admission. Free to Midwest

Express and Fortis Health employees and their families,Midwest Express

Frequent Flyers with identification, and children 12 and under. Sponsored

by Midwest Express Airlines and Fortis Health. Additional support provided

by the Legion of Young Polish Women. 414-224-3828


The Wawel Royal Castle Collections and Renaissance Art in Poland

THURSDAY, OCT. 17, NOON

Woman's Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Jan Ostrowski, director of the Wawel Royal Castle in Cracow, discusses the

dramatic history of one of Poland's greatest museums and the four paintings

lent to the exhibition by the Wawel. Sponsored by Fine Art Society and

Sotheby's. Lecture/Luncheon $25 per person. Reservations: 414-224-3247


City Tour of Polish Cultural Highlights

SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 10-11:30 A.M.

John Gurda,Milwaukee historian, offers a 90-minute trip through

Milwaukee's rich Polish culture. Sites include Walker's Point,Mitchell Street

(the Polish Grand Avenue) and St. Josaphat's Basilica.Tour begins and

ends at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Book signing follows by Gurda.

$30/$25 members. Reservations required. 414-224-3826


Series-Renaissance Art in the 15th Century:

Hans Memling's Northern Mysticism vs.

Leonardo da Vinci's Southern Humanism

THURSDAYS, OCT. 24, 31 AND NOV. 7, 1-2:30 P.M. and 6:15-7:45 P.M.

Taught by Martha Bolles, the series explores paintings by Memling in

Northern Europe and Leonardo's portraits. $75/$65 members. 414-224-3826


Symposium: Creating a National Identity

in 19th-Century Poland

SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 10 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

International scholars present how art and culture were used to maintain

a Polish national identity in the absence of a geographic state. Speakers

include Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor,Trustee and Co-Chairman, Center

for Strategic and International Studies,Washington,D.C.; Norman Davies,

historian and writer; Adam Zamoyski,writer and historian of Polish culture;

Agnieszka Morawinska, art historian, and, as the moderator, Piotr S.Wandycz,

Bradford Dufee Professor of History Emeritus,Yale University. Sponsored

by the Kosciuszko Foundation, Inc., An American Center for Polish Culture.

$15/$10 members and students. For an additional $35, luncheon and

roundtable discussion follow. Registration: 414-224-3293


MAM/West Family Art Fest: Renaissance Revisited

SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 1-4 P.M.

Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd.

Renaissance craft demos, art workshops, people in period costumes, music

and prizes. Free. Sponsored by Target Stores and Marshall Field's Project

Imagine. 414-224-3828


The Legal Machinery of War and Restitution

THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 6:15 P.M.

Speaker Wojciech Kowalski, a Professor of Law at the University of Silesia in

Katowice, is Poland's leading authority on the highly controversial topic of

the restitution of artworks lost and stolen during and after WWII. 5:30 p.m.

reception. Sponsored by Quarles & Brady, LLP. Free with general admission.



FILM SERIES



SATURDAY, NOV. 16 AND SUNDAY, NOV. 17

The films of Andrzej Wajda, featuring the American premiere of the

director's cut of The Promised Land.



PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS



Early Music Now Concert Series

SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 5 P.M.

All Saints' Cathedral, 818 East Juneau Ave.

Rose Ensemble, a 12-voice ensemble plus viol from St. Paul, performing

Slavic Holiday.Mysterious chants, psalms and carols from ancient Cracow

and Prague, mingled with tales of saints and folk of good will.

Tickets: 414-225-3113


SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2 P.M.

Milwaukee Art Museum

Rose Ensemble performing Polish and Italian Renaissance music.

Sponsored by Fine Art Society. Free with general Museum admission.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Celebrates the Music and Culture of Poland

Tickets: 414-291-7605 or 800-291-7605


Marcus Center for the Performing Arts,Uihlein Hall

FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 11:15 A.M. AND SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 8 P.M.

"Music Celebrates Art" featuring Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's

Stabat Mater and Hindemith's Mathis der Maler.


FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 11:15 A.M. AND SATURDAY, NOV. 2, 8 P.M.

"Polish Virtuosos" featuring Chopin's masterpiece Piano Concerto No. 2,

performed by young Polish pianist Ewa Kupiec in her U.S. debut. Stanislaw

Skrowaczewski conducts Robert Schumann's Fourth Symphony and his

own Concerto for Orchestra.

Pabst Concert Series

Tickets: 414-273-8777

Pabst Theater


TUESDAY, OCT. 22, 7:30 P.M.

Artist Series at the Pabst presents pianist Garrick Ohlsson performing the

work of Poland's Frederic Chopin.


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