University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection

Dan artist, probably Liberia. Poro society mask. 20th C. Carved and assembled wood. Image and original data from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection and Galleries.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art Collection (UWM Art Collection) has contributed 1,800 images to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection in Artstor includes works on paper from the Renaissance through contemporary and many corners of the globe, African art, European and Asian decorative arts, icons, and Western paintings and sculpture.

The collection includes more that 7,500 objects with special strengths in prints from the 15th-20th century, Greek and Russian Icons, American folk art, and ethnographic collections from Africa and Oceania.

Particular collections represent highlights and the tastes of notable donors: The Blanche and Henry Rosenberg Collection of Modern Art features the work of Jean Arp, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, and Victor Vasarely; The Rogers Family Collection of Greek and Russian Icons includes an array of paintings dating back to the 16th century and Byzantine coins and liturgical objects; The Emile H. Mathis II Print Collection holds 1,500 works on paper spanning 500 years from the time of Jacques Callot and Rembrandt to Claes Oldenburg.

The African art collection provides an encyclopedic overview of 19th and early 20th century art, with objects from nearly 100 areas and twenty-three different countries.

The UWM Art Collection is housed in the UWM Emile H. Mathis Art Gallery and serves both the campus and greater Milwaukee.