Museum acquires work by Wisconsin artists from Miller/Coors

Museum of Wisconsnsin Art Acquires work by Evelyn Patricia Terry

Watermelon Slice, by Evelyn Patricia Terry, pastel
Evelyn Patricia Terry’s pastel “Watermelon Slice,” was acquired by the Museum of Wisconsin Art along with the artwork of 24 other artists from the MillerCoors Collection including works by Jean Crane, John Colt, Warrington Colescott, Peggy Thurston Farrell, Francisco X. Mora, Frances Myers, Robert von Neumann, Howard Schroeter, Helmut Summ, Arthur Thrall and Tom Uttech. The new aquisitions were unveiled at a special MillerCoors/MWA reception in August at the MWA. The exhibition “A Case of Wisconsin’s Finest: New Art Acquisitions from the MillerCoors Collection” is on view until December 30.
Also on view at the museum is Terry’s “Pandora’s Box: The Very Nice Kid and Life Is.” This pastel is a 2008 acquisition presently included in a year-long exhibition, “170 Years of Wisconsin Art,” which chronologically commemorates MWA’s collection. This show is up until January 2, 2011 in the lower galleries. 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.
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