Milwaukee Art Museum
Art of the Table
Monches Farm was honored to join Milwaukee Art Museum’s
‘Art of the Table’, November 18-21 , 2010. This exciting
event paired area designers with galleries in MAM’s
collection and asked that they interpret the art in the gallery through the
design of the space on and around an 8' table. In addition to the
interpretive creations on display throughout the weekend there were seminars and lectures offered on a variety of
design related topics. It was another imaginative and successful MAM
Monches Farm's founder, Scott
Sieckman, and Salisbury Hill garden designer Mathias Kastell
designed the table space for this debut event. Our table was located
in the 19th Century Central European Art gallery. Scott and Matt
described their inspiration for the table design as follows: "We
were inspired by the artwork in this gallery in its portrayal of the
beauty found in the contrasts of the past: farmers and aristocrats,
gold and raw wood, abundance and scarcity, and the living together
of man and beast."
Beechwood table handcrafted in Germany.
Upholstered chairs are antique reproductions of 18th century
Antique Nativity Figures graced the center of the
Antique Austrian cow carving
Greens at the center of the table included
Boxwood, Huckleberry and Hawthorn.
Antique Hessen Blue decorated stoneware beer
Aged patina wooden candlesticks are reproductions
of Baroque originals
Antiqued brass and copper star Reliquary
Antique European Rosary rests on a sheath of wheat
Another view of the Table
Our Inspiration (artwork from the gallery):
Antique Beer Steins on exhibit in gallery
'Heifers at Play'
'The Card Players'
Eduard von Grutzner
'The Overturned Oxcart'
Heinrich von Zugel
'Far From Home'