As of 2015, the building is undergoing an extensive remodeling and expansion on the Lake Michigan side.
From Guides to Historic Milwaukee: Juneautown Walking Tour by Mary Ellen Pagel and Virginia Palmer (1965)…
One of the last of Saarinen’s works, the Memorial Center is generally ranked among his best. It embodies his ingenious solution to the problems posed by the requirements of this building-that it be commodious enough to house offices, meeting facilities, and the galleries of the Milwaukee Art Center, yet not obscure views of the city and Lake Michigan. In both its usefulness and beauty this edifice admirably memorializes the dead while serving the living. The striking mosaic on the west façade was executed by Edmund Lew of Milwaukee. Names of the war dead are inscribed on black granite blocks around a reflecting pool in the open court area.
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Free admission April 1 and 2 with a Sendik’s “Red Bag”Mar 27th, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
The popular four-day event featuring floral art, a marketplace and fashion show returns March 23–26Mar 1st, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Veterans Light Up the Arts will feature performances and art exhibitionFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition Explores Breadth of Region’s Private Art Treasures, Many Never Seen Before
Milwaukee Collects celebrates our community’s love of art and art collectingFeb 17th, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Models from around the Midwest will show retro fashion from across the globe; event benefits the Stars & Stripes Honor FlightFeb 13th, 2017 by Press Release
Veterans Light Up the Arts will feature performances and art exhibitionFeb 8th, 2017 by Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce
Students receive national recognition through Scholastic Art AwardsFeb 2nd, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Monthly free day and extended hours have switched to Thursdays in 2017Feb 1st, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
From a contemporary site-specific installation, to photographs and videos of New York City street life, to icons from the Layton Art Collection, there’s an abundance of art to exploreJan 25th, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Susee and James L. Wiechmann will also underwrite new prints and drawings curatorJan 13th, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
New hire brings a wealth of design experience to Museum leadership team; will work to create a fresh visual experienceJan 5th, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art provides interactive educational experience at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery inspires unique art making, play and enhanced cognitive growthJan 4th, 2017 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Family-friendly activities, dining, shopping make Museum ideal spot for holiday funNov 29th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Museum Store offers one-of-a-kind gifts and brand new Museum gift card in-store and onlineNov 15th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade offers Milwaukee Art Museum visitors calm in the holiday storm
Masterpieces by one of the most important American artists of the 19th century convey warmth and sheer beautyNov 11th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Brady Roberts’ last day at the Museum is October 21.Oct 14th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
October also brings the opening of a new exhibition.Sep 29th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
The Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee meeting will be held on the 3rd Floor of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at Noon.Aug 23rd, 2016 by Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee
The three-story Judge Jason Downer mansion was designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix and built in 1874.Aug 2nd, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Advanced reservations are required.Aug 1st, 2016 by Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee
Over the past 30 years, Dijkstra has produced a sensitive and eloquent body of photographic and video work.Jul 20th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
The Museum is open Monday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays until 8 p.m.Jun 27th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
The debate will be held on June 29, 2016 at 11:45 AM on the 3rd Floor of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center.Jun 6th, 2016 by Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee
The event is on June 15, 2016 at Noon on the 3rd Floor of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center.Jun 2nd, 2016 by Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee
$8 million gift dedicated to support Museum Director; largest gift ever made to institution’s endowmentMay 16th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum debuts Penelope Umbrico: Future Perfect May 5Apr 27th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
“Family Access Membership” available starting May 15Apr 25th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
The popular floral spectacle, marketplace and fashion show returns March 17-20Mar 4th, 2016 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Highly Anticipated Opening of Milwaukee Art Museum’s Renovated Collection Galleries Set for November 24
Restored, Reinstalled, and Reimagined Museum Delivers a New Future for the Iconic Milwaukee Institution and a Visitor Experience to Match the New SpaceNov 18th, 2015 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Important regional planning workshop info from Alderman Robert BaumanNov 17th, 2015 by Ald. Bob Bauman
Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today in honor of Veterans DayNov 11th, 2015 by Gov. Scott Walker
More than 80 employers will be present at the job fair.Oct 7th, 2015 by County Executive Chris Abele
Invites Public to the TableJun 2nd, 2015 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Wetzel was a door gunner for the 173rd Assault Helicopter Company when his helicopter was shot down in Vietnam on January 8, 1968.Mar 23rd, 2015 by County Executive Chris Abele
Event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 5; 80 employers expectedMar 4th, 2015 by County Executive Chris Abele
The annual fall Milwaukee County Veterans Job Fair is the largest in the events history.Sep 30th, 2014 by County Executive Chris Abele
Mayor Tom Barrett, County Executive Chris Abele, Governor Scott Walker, British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott and other local leaders will honor the victims of September 11, 2001.Sep 10th, 2014 by County Executive Chris Abele
The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Ruud as the new Constance and Dudley J. Godfrey Jr. Curator of American Art and Decorative ArtsApr 9th, 2014 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Results of Historic CompromiseApr 8th, 2014 by Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic
Tomorrow’s meeting of the Common Council’s Public Works Committee will include testimony about the process for issuing 100 new taxicab vehicle permits – including a possible lottery for those permits if necessary.Jan 28th, 2014 by Ald. Bob Bauman
Milwaukee County War Memorial to Host Annual EventNov 4th, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Launches Web Site “SupportOurPark.com”Nov 4th, 2013 by Sup. Deanna Alexander
The Milwaukee County Board Committee on Finance, Personnel and Audit voted to approve a budget amendment to refurbish the basketball courts at McGovern Park.Nov 4th, 2013 by Ald. Khalif Rainey
Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 p.m. on November 4
The Milwaukee County Board will hold its annual public hearing for the 2014 County Budget at an earlier time, 4 p.m., on Monday, November 4, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, in the Memorial Hall on the third floor of the building.Nov 1st, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office are happy to announce a job fair for Military Veterans on Thursday, October 3rd at the War Memorial Center from 9am- 1pm.Sep 30th, 2013 by County Executive Chris Abele
Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 P.M. on November 4
The Milwaukee County Board will hold its annual public hearing for the 2014 County Budget at an earlier time, 4 p.m., on Monday, November 4, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, in the Memorial Hall on the third floor of the building.Sep 26th, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic today was joined by Board colleagues in praising the signing of an agreement between the War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Museum that will ensure the viability and beauty of “two treasures on Milwaukee’s lakefront.”Sep 17th, 2013 by Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic
Agreement unanimously approved by County Board can now move forward.Aug 30th, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
County Board Supports Cultural Institutions, Unanimously Adopts Agreement that Honors Veterans and Protects Art
The Milwaukee County Board passed two measures Thursday that will move Milwaukee County forward and provide long-term sustainability for important public institutions.Jul 25th, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Last-minute change could be a deal breaker for two local treasuresJul 3rd, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office (MCVSO) and the Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) are organizing a free one-day event to deliver awareness of benefits to eligible aging veterans and their surviving spouses.May 9th, 2013 by County Executive Chris Abele
Says Pact is Important to Future ImprovementsMar 12th, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Board-Appointed Mediator Advances Recommendations to Committee of Milwaukee County BoardMar 6th, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is happy to announce a Job Fair for Military Veterans will be held on Thursday, March 7th at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center from 9am - 1pm.Mar 3rd, 2013 by County Executive Chris Abele
Pickard Chilton selected as design architect for addition to Milwaukee skylineFeb 8th, 2013 by Northwestern Mutual
Highly Respected Justice Janine Geske Accepts Role to Move Iconic Institutions Past ImpasseFeb 1st, 2013 by Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Proposal would bring resolution to operational issues, fund services for veterans, and pave the way for Dryhootch partnershipOct 23rd, 2012 by Sup. Deanna Alexander
An article in the Journal of Philanthropy noted that Michael W. Grebe, the former managing partner of Foley & Lardner took an unusual approach to retirement, in that he did not. Instead, the man went right to work running the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc., the Milwaukee charitable organization with 2003 assets of $579,976,984. One thing he learned over the years at Foley is how to bring in the big bucks. Retirement does not appear to have sapped his earning power very much. In 2002 Grebe received $292,246 salary from the foundation for his 40 hours of work each week in the Lion House on N. Franklin Place. He also received employee benefit plans and deferred compensation of $34,555. Not bad pay for a retired guy — albeit one who worked forty hours each week in a mansion surrounded by artwork on loan from the Milwaukee Art Museum — artwork we have written about in the past that had been contributed to the museum, we had thought, for the benefit of the public and not for the benefit of retired corporate lawyers. Grebe must be an indefatigable retired person, since his 2003 salary from the Bradley Foundation was raised to $529,333 and his benefits increased to $42,000. How to explain the $237,000 raise in just one year? Well, according to the foundation’s IRS form 990PF, President Grebe now is listed as working 50 hours a week instead of 40. (Like we say, indefatigable.) So, if you look at it this way, his raise is not that much — in 2002 he made $140.50 per hour, and in 2003 he made $203.58 per hour. Let’s hope Foley and Lardner has a retirement program for its retired partners that will help guys like Grebe stay afloat in these difficult times. SCHOOL OF EASY KNOX Chipstone Foundation a Financial Bonanza for Milwaukee Big Shot Lawyers Foley & Lardner partners don’t have to be retired to draw large outside incomes. Take the case of W. David Knox II, a descendant of the W. D. Hoard family of Fort Atkinson. (You know the people — they operate the National Dairy Shrine, an actual tourist attraction that has a nearly religious appeal for the lactose tolerant). He is listed as the President, CEO and Director of Milwaukee’s Chipstone Foundation in that organization’s IRS reports. In 2003, the foundation, dedicated to American furniture and English porcelains had assets of $55,358,295, not counting the furniture itself, which has been written off the books in accordance with usual accounting standards — although that has not stopped the foundation for selling millions of dollars of furniture whenever the trustees have a whim to do so. Knox received $3,000 for attending 10 directors and committee meetings of the foundation, which is peanuts compared to retired Foley and Lardner partner Allen M. Taylor, who received $144,000 for 35 hours a week work at the foundation in that year. Taylor also received $162,842 in contributions to employee benefit plans that year. (Back […]Nov 22nd, 2005 by Michael Horne
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