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The Decorative Impulse at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum/Make Milwaukee 2012 Week 6

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People don't think of decoration and adornment as a fine art, but UWM's Peck School of the Arts, and The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum do, and they collaborated to bring you, yes you, yes IMPULSIVE you, an exhibit entitled, "The Decorative Impulse". Curated by Martha Monroe and co-curated by Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Head of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the Peck School of the Arts, this exhibit brings together various international and local artists whose "actively engages with the decorative arts to pose provocative questions about the place of the decorative in current art dialogs". 

Provocative, indeed. I met with Martha and Yevgeniya at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum to receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibit. Follow me...