Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum116 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, United States
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4142713656
- Ticket Price: 7 USD
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Art Museums, Family And Kids
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum was built in 1923 and was originally the home of Lloyd R. Smith, president of the A.O. Smith Company. Today the residence is converted to a museum which showcases furnishings and art from 15th to 18th century.
The Villa itself replicates 16th century Italian architecture and layout and is a rare walk through the art of the ages.
- Colnik Collection which includes paintings, drawing and blueprints of Cyril Colink work (a famous metal craftsman)
- Zuber Gallery which includes the panoramic Züber wallpaper consisting of 1554 wooden plates linked together and painted upon by around 50 artists!
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Travel Tips
- Tours: Group tours available seven days/week with advance reservation.
Entrance Ticket Details For Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
- $ 7 Adults
- $ 5 Seniors (62+), Military and students
- Free for Members and children 12 and under
Self guided tour maps are included with price of admission.
For special offers and combo ticket prices including other attraction, visit the official website or call up the place.
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Hours
- Timings can extend for special events. For more information, visits the official website.
How to Reach Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
- Bus: At North & Water Tower #3672
- By Taxi
- By Car/Bike
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Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum Reviews & Ratings
This place is such an exquisite milwaukee spot. Today was my third time at the Villa Terrace. The first I toured the museum, the second I took photos on my wedding day, and today for a lovely networking event. That being said, the space is versatile for all different things. It's located high up on the hillside facing Lake Michigan and the overlook is gorgeous!!!
The Villa Terrace was the perfect location for our wedding! Megan was a treat to work with and brought a calming presence to the planning process. She did a wonderful job of helping us to visualize our perfect day and make full use of the terrace, the Great Hall, the courtyard, and the gardens.
A number of guests have been somewhat disappointed with our recommending this. Maybe you need to revisit multiple times to really get it. There is an extraordinary vision at work here as a sense of place with an almost perfect relationship to the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. It takes time and repeated visits to appreciate that you keep coming back, not for the wonderful variety of decorative art exhibits, or the masterful iron work of Cyril Colnik, but for the setting - the building and the gardens and the lake.
If you like art and are in Milwaukee this is a must see. The beautiful history and decor of the building alone makes it worth while. The stories of the display here though are also worth checking out. Note this is also a popular event venue for its lake views and unique aesthetic.
Italian architecture at its finest. It’s free on MKE Open Doors. And I think free for first Thursday monthly, but please do check with them before hand.