Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light
Extended Through January 25, 2015

Opening Reception
Friday October 17 / 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Members Only Preveiw 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Seeing the Light explores Plein Air painting through the works of eight prominent Wisconsin artists. Each artist demonstrates their ability to play with light in their own unique way while painting outdoors. Focusing on architecture, street scenes or landscapes, these nine artists celebrate the beauty found in Wisconsin. Join us for a contemporary look at Wisconsin Plein Air painting, by our very own. Seeing the Light features the work of Lori Beringer, Matthew Holt, Shelby Keefe, Tom Kubala, Darron Lillian, Mary Ulm Mayhew, Tim Nachreiner, and Bonnie Paruch.



Cookie Decorating Class


Cookie Decorating Class
with Patricia O'Brien Cookie Co.

Saturday, February 7
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
$35 Adults / $50 Adults with 1-2 Children

Enroll in this enchanting, hands-on class given by Pat O’Brien of the Patricia O’Brien Cookie Company, Inc. Learn and practice a host of frosting techniques and go home with half a dozen delectable Valentine's Day cut-out butter cookies, plus inspiration to last a lifetime. Cost includes admission to the museum. Minimum of 20 participants is needed to hold class. Photo shows some of Pat's Work. Class work may vary. To sign up, call Ann at 414 278 8295 x5. For a taste of cookie decorating magic, visit!



Mad Hatter Tea

Mad Hatter Tea

Saturday, March 7
Sunday, March 8
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
$30 / $25 Museum Members / $10 Children 12 and under

Wear a hat and don’t be late! Our popular Mad Hatter Tea returns for its fifth year. This is a great event for parents, children, relatives, friends, and mad hatters! Meet Alice and Wonderland characters while sampling a variety of Rishi teas, sandwiches and sweet treats, live music, complimentary hand massage, a guided museum tour, and a few surprises. Reservations are required and hats encouraged. To RSVP, call Ann at 414 278 8295 x5, or email


Movie Time

Milwaukee film historian Dale Kuntz presents selections from his rare collection of classic films from the 30s and 40's. Films are shown on 16mm, reel-to-reel film. Most of these cinematic treasures are not available on DVD so don't miss this opportunity to see these films in their original glory on the big screen. Prior to each screening, Dale fascinates the audience with his knowledge of film history, giving the inside scoop on each film, including bizarre details about the stars and clues to help the audience spot little oddities that ended up in the film instead of on the cutting room floor.

Films Nominated for Best Picture - But Didn't Win

  • Jan 14 - Top Hat - 1935 - Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Helen Broderick
  • Jan 28 - Lost Horizon - 1937 - Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, John Howard, Edward Everett Horton
  • Feb 11 - Wuthering Heights- 1939 - Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, David Niven
  • Feb 25 - Kings Row - 1942 - Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, Ronald Reagan, Claude Rains
  • March 11 - Random Harvest - 1942 - Greer Garson, Ronald Colman, Susan Peters, Philip Dorn
  • March 25 - A Letter to Three Wives - 1949 - Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Kirk Douglas


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