Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
Press Release

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Presents an Outdoor Summer Tea-tasting Sunday, August 12 from 3 to 5:00 P.M.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for museum members and kids 12 and under $12

By - Aug 1st, 2018 12:07 pm
Tea on the Terrace. Photo courtesy of the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.

Tea on the Terrace. Photo courtesy of the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.

Milwaukee, WI — August 1, 2018 — The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is pleased to announce Tea on the Terrace, an afternoon tea-tasting taking place on the museum’s lakefront terrace on Sunday, August 12 from 3 to 5:00 p.m. The afternoon includes a tasting of hot and cold tea led by the experts at Urbal Tea, traditional tea-time sandwiches by Shully’s Cuisine, jazz music by Joshua Catania, complimentary hand massage and admission to the current exhibition, Look Here! Hats are always encouraged!

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $25 for museum members and kids 12 and under $12. Advance tickets are strongly recommended for this popular summer event and can be purchased through the Villa Terrace website at villaterrace.org.

About the Villa’s Renaissance Garden
From the Parnassus Terrace to the Demmer-Neptune Gate, the Renaissance Garden of Villa Terrace charts a path of beauty from the museum to Lake Michigan. Along the way, one encounters foliage, flowerbeds, water features, statuary and more. The home’s original garden was designed by Rose Standish Nichols in 1924. The nonprofit Friends of Villa Terrace raised $1.5 million and marshaled volunteers to reimagine and restore the garden, which reopened in 2002 with a landscape plan by Dennis Buettner. The Friends continue to raise funds for the Garden and its ongoing maintenance. More information about the garden, its features and the Friends of Villa Terrace is available at villaterrace.org.

About the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Overlooking Lake Michigan, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is an Italian Renaissance-style villa designed by architect David Adler in 1923 as the residence of Lloyd Smith of the A.O. Smith Corporation, his wife Agnes and their family. The villa’s courtyards, terraces and Renaissance garden flowing down to the lake make it unique in Milwaukee. The permanent collection features fine and decorative arts from the 15th through the 18th centuries. The museum is also home to the Cyril Colnik Collection and Archives. Colnik was Milwaukee’s master decorative iron artisan from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. The museum is located at 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee.

General Museum Information

Hours: Wednesday, 1 to 5:00 p.m., Thursday 1 to 8:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday, 1 to 5:00 p.m.

Admission: $7/adult, $5/student & senior (62+), free for museum members, children 12 & under and active military. Group tours are available.

For more information, call (414) 271-3656 or visit villaterrace.org.

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