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Moments & Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective Opening Preview

Date(s) - Thursday, June 15th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Celebrate the creative contributions, imaginative mind and indelible legacy of the beloved artist, teacher, Milwaukee community member and consummate observer, Adolph Rosenblatt. This originally curated retrospective explores the people, places and unscripted occurrences that make Milwaukee exceptional, as well as the headlines and global events Adolph captured for perpetuity through his unique vision and lens.

7:00 pm – Doors open
7:30 pm – Presentation with Portrait Society Gallery owner and art historian, Debra Brehmer

Debra Brehmer, author, art historian and long-time friend of Rosenblatt, will discuss how his presence in Milwaukee not only shaped his life, but also his art. Rosenblatt is well-known for sculpting portraits from life, using the clay like a drawing material, and Milwaukee institutions and locals as inspiration. Explore his pushing, pinching and painting of clay to create expressive spontaneity and layers of visual depth.

The festivities continue all night with diner-themed treats, Brandy Old Fashioneds, and classic rock favorites! Bid on art created by local artists who were inspired by Rosenblatt in a silent auction, or get your own Rosenblatt-inspired speed-portrait created on site by local artists Eriks Johnson & Joe Boblick!

AT RENAISSANCE PLACE (across the street at 1451 N Prospect Ave.)

Were you Hooked on Oriental Drugs?

For many years, the Oriental Pharmacy was the epicenter of Milwaukee’s East Side. The Pharmacy’s lunch counter was an important place for Milwaukeeans of all kinds to connect and was immortalized by Adolph Rosenblatt through sculpture. Purchase your very own “I’m Hooked on Oriental Drugs” t-shirt to commemorate Adolph, but also a place that inspired his art! Receive a discount on your t-shirt by adding it on to your program ticket ($15 add on to program / $20 at JMM).

Sponsored by: Albert & Ann Deshur Memorial Fund ∙ Lubar Family Foundation ∙ An Anonymous Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation ∙ The Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust ∙ The Goldman Families ∙ Suzy B. Ettinger Foundation ∙ Max Samson & Nancy Pinter  ∙  Eastside Business Improvement District

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