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"Tom Loeser: It Could Have Been Kindling" is a retrospective look at the 30-years (and counting) career of a masterful contemporary furniture maker. Essays from five respected artists and curators from around the US comprise the exhibition catalogue and are illustrated with over 100 color images of Loeser’s work. "Tom Loeser: It Could Have Been Kindling" was a collaboration between the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) and the Chipstone Foundation of Milwaukee. This is the inaugural publication by MOWA in a series of books that will feature nationally-known master artists in Wisconsin.
The new Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin is one of the top regional art museums in the country. It is the primary venue nationally for the exhibition of historic and contemporary Wisconsin art, including holdings of more than 300 artists, over 4,000 works of art, and a sizeable archive/ library. Each year, MOWA presents 12-14 exhibitions, numerous weekly educational and public programs targeted to all ages and interest levels, and a series of special events. In April 2013, MOWA celebrated a major milestone with the opening of a new building on the Milwaukee River that doubled the gallery square footage and expanded its capacity to offer public programs and educational activities.