Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Overlooking Lake Michigan, this Italian Renaissance-style villa was designed by architect David Adler in 1923. Originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family, the Museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, and a formal garden and changing exhibitions by local, regional, and international artists.
2220 North Terrace Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Museum Public Hours
Week of January 21-27: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Hours – Closed
Thanksgiving – November 26
Christmas Eve – December 24
Christmas Day – December 25
New Year’s Eve – December 31
New Year’s Day – January 1
$5 Seniors (62+), Military and students
Free for Members and children 12 and under
Self guided tour maps are included with price of admission
ViolMedium: Façades & Duplicities
Friday, February 1 • 7:30pm – 8:30pm
A multidimensional exploration of the rich harmonic, timbral and dramatic potentials offered by violas da gamba! The viol is the medium through which gambists Eric Miller & Phillip Serna bridge contemporary & historically-informed performance in experimental and innovative programming exemplified in masterworks by Abel, Bartók, Finger, Marais, Schaffrath & more.
House of Risk
October 18, 2018 – January 27, 2019
House of Risk is a house-wide immersive exhibition by Vanessa Diaz (Miami, FL) and Sylvie Rosenthal (Madison, WI) that will transform and unsettle the domestic architecture of the Villa Terrace. Through a mixture of handmade, found, and assembled objects that act as metaphors for the intersecting trajectories of natural history, invention, time, global trade, and technology, Diaz and Rosenthal’s work gestures towards both histories and futures.