29 Nov 2016

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space, Cont’d

In today’s edition of Plume Service Vol. 1, you’ll read different stories inspired by the same painting. The Olive Branch and Stone  by Zoë Lindstrom (aka Countess Zoëlla Germaine) Blue wind, Yesterday you were our enemy. We rolled our hearts with the old sea– salt monster– the nets yielding unspoken things. Ochre sun and stone, such strangers […]

21 Nov 2016

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space

Plume Service Vol. 1: Sensual Perspectives of Time & Space

About a week ago, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, fifteen people participated in the first ever Plume Service writing workshop, the first in a series of monthly writing experiences whose goal is to bring The Pfister’s paintings to life. We gathered on the mezzanine, with a view of the lobby below and an ear to the […]

30 Oct 2016

From the Mezzanine: Milwaukee Art Museum Teens Descend on The Pfister

From the Mezzanine: Milwaukee Art Museum Teens Descend on The Pfister

Windblown and soggy, they escaped the dark cold.  They entered the bright gallery space where new art was being hung for an upcoming exhibit, one girl wrapped in a beach towel for warmth, others with curls worried about frizzing.  One boy shook his purple hair, others nudged each other as they talked about their day. Last […]

26 Oct 2016

PLUME SERVICE: Bringing the Art to Life

PLUME SERVICE: Bringing the Art to Life

If these walls could talk… Over 80 Victorian paintings and other art pieces grace the walls of The Pfister Hotel, an impressive art collection worth more than the original cost of the Hotel in 1893.  It is considered to be the largest collection of Victorian art in any hotel in the world.  Each art piece […]

9 Oct 2016

Getting HAPPY at The Pfister: A Story of Loss and Recovery

Getting HAPPY at The Pfister: A Story of Loss and Recovery

Suggestion: Turn up the volume on your device, click play, and prepare to get happy! One of the many privileges of being human is that we experience emotions.  While some might argue that other creatures express emotions, too, or that it’s not much of a privilege that we have to experience the painful ones, no […]

20 Sep 2016

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | Former Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Barenz Navigates a New Old Space

HUMANS OF THE PFISTER | SEPTEMBER 2016 | Back-to-School edition | Former Artist-in-Residence Stephanie Barenz Navigates a New Old Space

While Artist-in-Residence Pamela M. Anderson was enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Colorado to see the Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibit at the Denver Art Museum last week, she left the studio in good hands: Stephanie Barenz, the Hotel’s 5th Artist-in-Residence in 2013-14.  Stephanie exhibited some of her own paintings over the weekend, just in time for Doors […]