Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum


Amit Primor

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s “Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights” runs Jan. 19-March 25. more

Jan 16, 2018 2:25 PM Visual Arts

Villa Terrace’s “Back to School” offers a brief glimpse into a longer sense of evolution, an acknowledgement that the work and interests we have today are inevitably part of the path that creates our future. more

Dec 12, 2017 3:04 PM Visual Arts


Photo credit: Dave Zylstra

Off the Cuff with Charles Allis-Villa Terrace’s John Sterr and Shana McCaw more

Oct 10, 2017 2:51 PM Off the Cuff

“Mythos Fantasia,” at Inspiration Studios through Oct. 30, finds emerging Milwaukee artist John Zieloski working with images of human-animal hybrids. more

Oct 10, 2017 2:23 PM Visual Arts

As the 21st century accelerates into the future art museums, whose traditional mission has been to preserve the past, obliged to keep abreast? And, if yes, how do they achieve this without diminishing their core objective? more

Sep 5, 2017 3:28 PM A&E Feature

In “TimeLine 2017," RedLine Milwaukee’s 12 Artists-in-Residence will demonstrate how much uncompromising work can be created in a year under the right conditions.Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum’s “Sculpt-cussion" finds four sculp... more

Jul 18, 2017 12:05 PM Visual Arts

The Milwaukee Museum Mile hosts its second annual “Art in the City: Plein Air MKE," May 11-17. Also for the second year, “Oneida Arts: Evolving Traditions" will grace Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services, Saturday, May 13. Finally, to ... more

May 9, 2017 1:45 PM Visual Arts

“Ornate/Activate," in which dozens of works highlight artistic approaches that are contemporary but clearly draw from cultural histories, is on exhibit through May 14 at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. more

Apr 25, 2017 3:41 PM Visual Arts

Maria Gillespie and Tim Russell are the co-founders of Hyperlocal MKE, a Milwaukee-based dance and music collaboration focused on live improvisational performance. The next show, Activate/Ornate, takes place on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at ... more

Feb 21, 2017 1:58 PM Off the Cuff

Dear Ruthie answers offers advice to a reader looking for tips on how to keep his New Year’s resolutions. Exciting upcoming events include a Make & Take Stencil Workshop at The Waxwing with artist Jeremy Novy, Jan. 6; Full Frontal Doherty a... more

Jan 3, 2017 2:19 PM Dear Ruthie

Groovy Dog Gallery, a new art space in Riverwest with an emphasis on local artists and affordability, opens with a party on Friday, Nov. 11 from 7 p.m. to midnight. more

Nov 8, 2016 1:43 PM Visual Arts

The latest release from Milwaukee indie heroes Sat. Nite Duets captures their evolving thoughts on being in a band. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:55 PM Music Feature

Nature can be unruly, but in the hands of artist Roy Staab, earthy materials become the stuff from which neat geometries are made. Staab’s work is expanded in the exhibition “Nature in Three Parts,” on view through Sept. 18 at the Villa ... more

Sep 6, 2016 3:20 PM Visual Arts

Wild Space Dance Company’s latest site-specific work, Into the Garden, takes place at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Sept. 8, 11, 13, 14 (rain date: Sept. 18). Director Debra Loewen wants us to see in particular the museum’s featured... more

Sep 6, 2016 3:11 PM Theater

I asked Debra Loewen to speak broadly about the 29 site-specific dance performances she’s choreographed since she founded Wild Space Dance Company in 1987. Here are some of her thoughts: more

Sep 6, 2016 2:17 PM Fall Arts Guide


Photo by Lacey Muszynski

Fall is on its way, and that means football. Packerspreseason games start this week already—can you believe it? I love cooking abig pot of chili and staying in for the games, but watching a Packers game at asports bar is something I have to do .. more

Aug 12, 2016 3:10 PM Brew City Booze 2 Comments

Garden Conservancy Open Days is an award-winning national garden education program introduced in 1995 to share exceptional gardens. On Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. four private gardens will open to the public: Hill Top House in Riv... more

Jul 12, 2016 2:32 PM Visual Arts

The Little Mermaid has been getting quite a workout on local stages in the recent past. Earlier this year, NewTheatre on Main did a production of the kids’ theatre abridgment of the classic Alan Menken musical. This month, Greendale Community Th.. more

Jul 12, 2016 11:00 AM Theater

Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art takes part in the interdisciplinary, city-wide, public art project “WATERMARKS: An Atlas of Water and the City of Milwaukee,” an educational map about local water developed by environmental a... more

May 24, 2016 3:13 PM Visual Arts

Plein Air MKE is the first painting competition of its kind to bring together the arts and cultural organizations inhabiting the choice East Side real estate known as the Milwaukee Museum Mile. The event marks the five-year anniversary of t... more

May 3, 2016 3:29 PM Visual Arts