Charles Allis Art Museum
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Free Admission and Extended Hours For The Villa’s Renaissance Garden Opening / Cafe Sopra Mare June 1

The Villa’s Renaissance Garden Officially Opens Sunday, June 1, along with Cafe Sopra Mare's Summer Music Season

By - May 19th, 2014 10:53 am
Renaissance Garden

Renaissance Garden

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum’s Renaissance Garden officially opens to the public Sunday, June 1, with free admission and extended hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours by Dennis Buettner, the Renaissance Garden’s landscape architect will be offered in the afternoon.

In conjunction with the opening, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum opens its 2014 weekly summer music series, Café Sopra Mare in the morning, featuring music by the gypsy swing band, 4th Street Elevator. Music begins at 10:30 p.m. Specialty coffees and pastry items provided by Bella’s Cafe are available for purchase. The 2014 summer season will feature live music from many different styles and genres. The musical performances commence at 10:30 a.m.

Café Sopra Mare Summer Music Schedule:
Sunday, June 1 – 4th Street Elevator – Gypsy Swing

Sunday, June 8 – MPS High School of the Arts Jazz Lab

Sunday, June 15 – Peter Baime – Flamenco Guitar

Sunday, June 22 – Good Vibes – Jazz Trio

Sunday, June 29 – Joseph di Frances – Vihuela

Sunday, July 6 – William Hindin – Keyboard Artist

Sunday, July 13 – Dorian Harp Duo

Sunday, July 20 – Macyn Taylor – Finger-Style Guitar

Sunday, July 27 – Duo Caribbean – Steel Drum, Marimba

Sunday, August 3 – Milwaukee Guitar Quartet

Sunday, August 10 – Roller Mills String Band

Sunday, August 17 – Siempre Flamenco – Dancers, Guitar

Sunday, August 24 – Padilla & Miller – Saxophone, Guitar

Sunday, August 31 – Milwaukee Hot Club – Vintage Jazz

Sunday, September 7 – Toco Rico – Mandolin, Guitar

Sunday, September 14 – Painted Caves – Middle Eastern Ensemble

Sunday, September 21 – Gorenc & di Cristo – Accordian, Bass

Sunday, September 28 – Worldwind Jazz Trio

About the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Overlooking Lake Michigan, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is an Italian Renaissance-style villa designed and built by architect David Adler in 1923. The building was originally the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation and his family. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum features fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th through to the 18th centuries, wrought-iron masterpieces by Cyril Colnik, a formal garden and changing exhibitions.  Located at 2220 N. Terrace Ave., the Museum is part of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Corporation and a partner of the Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave.

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m-5 p.m.
General Admission: 
$7 for adults, $5 for Seniors (62+), Military and Students with a valid ID, and FREE for Museum Members and Children 12 and under.



John Sterr
Marketing Manager
Charles Allis & Villa Terrace Art Museums

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