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Published Dec. 11, 2018
Finding a cache of vintage Milwaukee photos is always exciting. In them we can see how Downtown has changed across the decades, offering glimpses not only at familiar landmarks - both altered and sometimes not - but also many alterations over time. The images taken by Sylvester Pacholski Jr. are all that and more.
Published April 28, 2014
Bay View was only an independent municipality for less than a decade, but well over a century after its annexation by the city of Milwaukee in 1887, the neighborhood still feels like a village. And perhaps nothing captures that spirit more than the paintings of Bay View by Milwaukee-born artist Ferd Wagner - whose passion for painting the outdoors endured for his entire life - that adorn the auditorium of the 1922 Bay View High School.
Published April 2, 2014
Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...
Published Sept. 24, 2013
In a sense, the story of Frederick Layton is the story of art in Milwaukee. Not only was the English immigrant meat-packer one of Milwaukee's first serious art collectors, he was also among the first to pony up to build a civic art gallery - the Layton Art Gallery on Jefferson Street - to allow the public access to his collection. That gallery also had an important local art school attached and, while the gallery morphed into the Milwaukee Art Museum, strands of the school are woven into the history of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Published Dec. 10, 2007
The "Boat House" is a Floating Gallery.
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