Mary Louise Schumacher, Nieman Reports

Mary Louise Schumacher

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Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Past articles by Mary Louise:

Deep Listening Project Helps Milwaukee Reflect on Democracy

Cutting through the noise, the “This is Milwaukee” project explores citizenship and community representation → Read More

Visual Arts Journalism: Newsroom Pressure and Generational Change

A survey of more than 300 journalists finds visual arts writers and critics addressing issues of race, gender, identity—and relevance → Read More

Art in the age of Trump: Local artists respond to political tension

Wisconsin artists feel the public tension of the Trump era, but each responds in a different way. → Read More

Robert Indiana's famed 'LOVE' sculpture will stay in Milwaukee, thanks to donor

The iconic "LOVE" sculpture will grace the grounds at MAM, on the lakefront. → Read More

3,600 artworks. No more room in the house. What to do? Create a private museum in Milwaukee

John Shannon and Jan Serr bought a warehouse and started an art handling business in order to keep their art close to home. → Read More

Critics and Online Outlets Leading the Vanguard in Arts Writing

hen pop artist Jeff Koons had a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, it seemed every art critic had to have his or her say. But it was Carolina Miranda of the Los Angeles Times, thousands of miles away, who got the last word—without any words of her own. Miranda … → Read More

Trinity congregation celebrates Christmas with hope for future of fire-damaged church

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran congregation worships at Krause Funeral Home while restoration of the fire-ravaged downtown church continues. → Read More

15 handmade artisan gifts to buy in Milwaukee this holiday season

Buy what local artists and artisans make this holiday season. Here's a guide to some great gets. → Read More

In the wake of #TimesUp, the Milwaukee Film Festival boosts share of movies made by women

Nearly half of the films at the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival will have been made by women. → Read More

Seven themed ways to explore Doors Open Milwaukee 2018

More than 170 sites will be open during Doors Open Milwaukee 2018 on Sept. 22-23. Here are 7 suggested ways to see some of the best ones. → Read More

A giant 'BRAT' stands in Johnsonville, amid questions about 'LOVE' sculptor's late work

What is described as the last monumental artwork by the late Robert Indiana was installed in a cornfield in Sheboygan County Tuesday. → Read More

From visionaries and outsiders, art creations abound on Wisconsin's back roads

Strung together by country roads, Wisconsin is home to many artist-made environments, handmade magic forests and confounding contraptions. → Read More

Friday's the unveiling for Sculpture Milwaukee on Wisconsin Ave.; here's a first look

Sculpture Milwaukee, installed along Wisconsin Ave. through Oct. 21, includes outdoor sculpture by local and international artists. → Read More

Critics and Online Outlets Leading the Vanguard in Arts Writing

A photo, shot in Rivas, Switzerland, from Teju Cole's book "Blind Spot." In a recent survey about innovative visual arts writing, Cole’s work is one of the few at legacy outlets noted by respondents Teju Cole When pop artist Jeff Koons had a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, it seemed every art critic had to have his or her say. But it was Carolina Miranda of the… → Read More

Hyperallergic, at Age 9, Rivals the Arts Journalism of Legacy Media

In 2017, an exhibition of Laura Owens' work at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York led to protests and coverage in Hyperallergic Vincent Tullo/The New York Times/Redux Veken Gueyikian had a problem. It was 2009, and he was in love with an unhappy arts writer. His husband, art critic Hrag Vartanian, had grown weary of low-paying writing gigs and the constraints of the 800-word reviews… → Read More

Sculpture Milwaukee placing Robert Indiana's 'LOVE' in front of Northwestern Mutual tower

Sculpture Milwaukee will install Robert Indiana's Pop art masterpiece 'Love' in front of Northwestern Mutual's glassy tower. → Read More

Wisconsin architects honor nursing home, 8 other projects for excellence

A nursing home made up of petite wood-frame houses is one of nine projects honored by Wisconsin chapter of national architects group. → Read More

When seeing is restoring: A Midwest visitor renews her love of art at N.E. museums

A critic on sabbatical reboots with the help of New England institutions large and small. → Read More

National Park Service picks Milwaukee native as its new photographer

Milwaukee native Jarob J. Ortiz will be the next photographer for the National Park Service, documenting important U.S. landmarks for the Library of Congress. → Read More

Great holiday gifts from Wisconsin makers

In support of the local arts economy this holiday season, Mary Louise Schumacher makes a whirlwind survey of area boutiques. Here are her finds. → Read More