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.

Location
2220 North Terrace Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Museum Public Hours
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

Admission Prices
$7 Adults
$5 Seniors (62+), Military and students
Free for Members and children 12 and under
Self guided tour maps are included with price of admission

Before Visiting
While the museum remains open during our public hours posted above, access to the museum’s great hall, dining room, and terrace may be limited or non-accessible during events. All other areas, including the museum’s garden, changing exhibition space, and the Cyril Colnik collection remain open. Guests are encouraged to call before visiting, regarding our events schedule.

Membership


Membership to Charles Allis Art Museum and Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum provides unlimited visits to both museums and their exhibitions, a newsletter subscription, and discounts on certain special events/programming.

Current Exhibit


Why Wallpaper

November 10, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Invented in the 16th Century as an inexpensive method of interior decoration, wallpaper today is having a moment in both design and artistic spheres. Whether as expressions of contemporary place, interactive experience, political commentary or social engagement, artists and designers are using the history of an old medium in new ways.

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