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Brady Roberts, chief curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Name: Brady Roberts
Title: Chief Curator
Company: Milwaukee Art Museum
Company address: 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, 53202
Company web site: www.mam.org 
Industry: arts and entertainment
Education: B.A. in Art History from the University of Illinois, M.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Family:  Girlfriend, Anna Foglia
Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, and I claim to be a perpetually-beginning golfer.
Favorite book and/or movie: “My favorite book is Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. My favorite movie is “2001: A Space Odyssey.””
Favorite musician/band: “I listen to a little of everything, from Bach to the Rolling Stones.”
Favorite place to visit/vacation: “I love traveling to Italy. I have a favorite spot there called Anacapri, on the Island of Capri.”
Favorite local restaurant: Pastiche.
Words to live by: “In his book Poetics, Aristotle defined art as “Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.” I like to think of this higher purpose of art as we present it to the community.”
What is your core philosophy for doing business? “Strive for innovation and excellence, and inspire your team to achieve the same.”
Who is your role model and why? “At the University of Illinois, I had a great art history professor, Jonathan Fineberg whose intellectual curiosity was ceaseless, and his passion for the complexities of modern art was infectious.”
What was the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? “I love hamburgers, and for a very long time I would go into the Museum’s Café Calatrava and order a burger, even though it wasn’t on the menu. Of course, I would have to get something else. Finally this summer they put a hamburger on the menu. They named it “The Brady,” and it’s delicious. I’m very proud that my pestering worked!”

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