Being shown at the MWA is Evelyn Patricia Terry’s pastel “Watermelon Slice,” which has become a 2010 addition to the museum’s permanent collection. This artwork, along with 23 others by well-known state artists, was donated from the MillerCoors Collection to the MWA this year. “Watermelon Slice” will be unveiled as part of the exhibition “A Case of Wisconsin’s Finest: New Art Acquisitions from the Miller- Coors Collection” at a special reception on August 3 at the MWA. The exhibition will be on view from August 4 – December 30, 2010.
Terry has artwork in over 400 private, public and corporate collections internationally, in addition to the collections of the Haggerty Museum at Marquette University and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
A MWA press release states, “Wisconsin and beer often seem synonymous. Think Wisconsin beer and Miller will likely come to mind. This brewer, so long a part of Milwaukee and the state’s beer culture, also took a lesserknown pride in our artistic culture, quietly and judiciously assembling a fine quality art collection that featured many of the state’s finest artists.
Organizational changes within MillerCoors lead to the collection being dispersed and the MWA was deemed an obvious new home for some of the best works. Consequently, the MWA recently received a gift of 24 works by such artists as Jean Crane, John Colt, Warrington Colescott, Peggy Thurston Farrell, Francisco X. Mora, Frances Myers, Robert von Neumann, Howard Schroeter, Helmut Summ, Evelyn Patricia Terry, Arthur Thrall and Tom Uttech. The MWA is delighted to accept these works and equally grateful to MillerCoors for recognizing the museum as the logical and rightful home for the best of Wisconsin art.”
According to their quarterly newsletter, in 2009, the MWA confirmed its unequaled role as the only museum in Wisconsin to truly balance paying homage to and acknowledging the state’s historic and contemporary artists via multiple exhibitions.
The museum’s address is 300 S. 6th Avenue, West Bend, WI 53095. MWA is open from Tuesday – Sunday with modest museum admission fees. You can call 262.334.9638 or visit their website www.wisconsinart.org for museum hours and additional information.
Visit Terry’s website for more information at www.evelynpatriciaterry.com