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
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
November 10, 2016 - January 29, 2017
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