Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
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Villa Terrace Renaissance Garden Opening and Cafe Sopra Mare

Renaissance Garden officially opens Sunday, June 7, along with Café Sopra Mare's Summer Music Season

By - May 18th, 2015 12:05 pm

Milwaukee, WI – The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum’s Renaissance Garden officially opens to the public Sunday, June 7, with free admission and extended hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours of the Renaissance Garden will be offered in the afternoon.

In conjunction with the opening, the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum opens its 2015 weekly summer music series, Café Sopra Mare in the morning, featuring Jazz music by Smooth Visions Jazz Quartet. Specialty coffees and pastry items provided by Bella’s Cafe are available for purchase. The 2015 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 7 – Smooth Visions Jazz Quartet
Sunday, June 14 – Peter Baime – Flamenco Guitar
Sunday, June 21 – Alyssa Yank & Marie Warren – String Duo
Sunday, June 28 – 4th Street Elevator – Gypsy Swing
Sunday, July 5 – Toco Rico – Mandolin, Guitar
Sunday, July 12 – Bob Maynard Jazz Quartet
Sunday, July 19 – William Hindin – Keyboard Artist
Sunday, July 26 – Lovas/Newlin/Schaub Trio – Reeds, Guitar, Bass
Sunday, August 2 – Rick Aaron & Gary Meisner – Flute, Keyboard
Sunday, August 9 – Macyn Taylor – Finger-style Guitar
Sunday, August 16 – Padilla & Miller – Saxophone, Guitar
Sunday, August 23 – Kurt von Eckroth – Zither
Sunday, August 30 – Duo Caribbean – Steel Drum, Marimba
Sunday, September 6 – Joseph di Frances – Vihuela
Sunday, September 13 – Joseph Magnino – Accordion
Sunday, September 20 – Bowing Rogue – Ilena Setapen & Margot Schwartz
Sunday, September 27 – 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.

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