From Queen Nefertiti to marauding Vikings, ancient gamers took perilous journeys through the afterlife, besieged and vanquished their enemies, and made humble offerings to their gaming gods.
All this excitement culminates on the eve of December 5th when children young and old await Sinterklaas’s loud banging on the front door.
Today on Museum Bites we’re continuing our tour of the Milwaukee Public Museum with a look at their colorful collection of fantastic beasts. From ferocious to festive, find out what a pre-Columbian Bart Simpson, rain god with an overbite, and doubled-jointed monster have in common.
Today on Museum Bites we’re embarking on a fantastic voyage. From miniature Egyptian temples to itty bitty love arrows the Milwaukee Public Museum contains a delightful collection of tiny, precious wonders.
I can imagine her enjoying a post-dinner la passeggiata along the Grand Canal. Is she waiting to take a romantic gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs or planning to sip prosecco in the Piazza San Marco? Whatever her destination, this painting captures a festive night out on the town.
Today on Museum Bites we’re kicking off my road trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a tour through the Milwaukee Art Museum’s dazzling collection of art deco. Sleek and shiny art deco influenced fashion, entertainment, architecture and even manufacturing during the 1920s and 1930s.