Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake

Since 1961, the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend has established itself as the state’s preeminent institution for collecting, documenting, and exhibiting the visual art of Wisconsin. Through a ground-breaking collaboration with Saint John’s On The Lake in 2011, and drawing from the MWA’s outstanding permanent collection, as well as directly from artists, the MWA offers historic and contemporary art exhibitions that not only stand on their own merits, but offer a tantalizing glimpse into the larger holdings and offerings in West Bend.

1840 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Museum Public Hours
Monday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Admission and parking is free.


Saint John’s On The Lake is a gallery in partnership with the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA). For an annual membership fee, you can visit MOWA as much as you want. MOWA is a place that you will want to visit often, with changing exhibitions, artist talks and tours, and a variety of free programs for all ages.

Featured Exhibit

Rosalie Waranius Vass Art
January 16 – April 8, 2020

Born and raised in Dundee, Wisconsin, Rosalie Waranius Vass has exhibited her work extensively nationally and internationally for six decades. Over those years she has developed a unique watercolor technique whereupon she layers the translucent paint, creating an opaque surface that shimmers and glows. While she creates her paintings from her imagination, “making a painting is like solving a mystery. I never know what will evolve when I put brush to paper,” they are inspired by memories of the lush, hilly Kettle Moraine area where she grew up and her extensive travels further afield.

Saint John’s On The Lake 4th Annual Symposium on Aging will be held March 8-12. This year’s event, EYES WIDE OPEN: Facing Age with Honesty, Compassion and Courage, offers a clear-eyed vision for confident aging in changing times, through a combination of lectures, panel discussions, creative practices, and cultural experiences featuring nationally-acclaimed faculty and authors who advance the study of creative aging and promote wider community connections.

This signature conference will share new knowledge about aging with authenticity, especially designed to benefit those who work with older adults. The scheduled speakers are noted authors and faculty including:

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Saint John’s roots date back to 1868 when the organization was founded as shelter services by women of the Episcopal Church. Today, Saint John’s is an independent, non-profit organization and diverse, inclusive and vibrant retirement community with more than 330 residents.

For more information about Saint John’s On The Lake, call (414) 831-7300, or visit

Ageism Today: Fear AGEISM, not AGING
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Ph.D.

The Secret to Staying Alive: Independence and Inequality in American Home Care
Elana D. Buch, Ph.D.

Re-Imagining Aging the Hard and Beautiful Way: Lessons from Dementia
Mark P. Freeman, Ph.D.

Aging Black: Growing Old in a Post-Soul World
Otis Moss III, M.Div., D.Min.

The New Reality of Aging Diversity
Ronald J. Angel, Ph.D.
Jaqueline L. Angel, Ph.D.

Old, Out and Proud: The Legacy of LGBTQ Aging
Serena Worthington, M.A.
Jacqueline Boyd, B.A., B.S., C.G.C.M.
Loree Cook-Daniels, M.A., M.S.
Britta Larson, M.A.
Paul Masterson, M.A.
Tony Snell Rodriguez

Old Man Country: My Search for Meaning Among the Elders
Thomas Cole, Ph.D.

Called to Care: How Modern Families Live the Honor Commandment
Amy Ziettlow, M.Div.

Riding the Dragon: Preventing Secondary Stress and Strengthening Your Inner Life in Challenging Times
Robert J. Wicks, Psy.D.

Movie: All the Lonely People
With discussion by director Stu Maddux and producer Joseph Applebaum

Redemption and Acceptance: Two Stories that Promote Clear-Eyed (and Healthy) Aging in America Today
Dan McAdams, Ph.D.

The Art of Community
Charles H. Vogl, M.Div.

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