The Fort Crawford museum is housed in the old fort’s medical building. While not much remains of the Fort, some archeological work is being done. The collection is a bit of a mish-mash. There is a focus on medicine, with… Continue Reading →
The Logan Museum of Anthropology, located on the UW-Beloit campus, is the amuse-bouche of anthropology museums. There is a teeny tiny bit of everything, giving you a minute sample…but really not enough to learn anything. Additionally, while collection is called… Continue Reading →
The fantastic new Art Preserve, created by the Kohler Foundation, is a continuation and culmination of their long-running work to preserve outsider art. The JM Kohler Art Center has displayed works of outsiders for decades. The Kohler foundation has preserved… Continue Reading →
The Cana Island Lighthouse takes a bit of getting to. A shallow channel runs between the mainland and island. Visitors can made over some large rocks, or catch a ride on a wagon hitched to a tractor. Neither are the… Continue Reading →
Galleries show recreations of native-American homes and clothing, clothing and tools brought by early settlers, photos of a changing Wisconsin and even a Wisconsin tavern, complete with mounted deer head.
Stop by to see small, changing shows by national and local artists.
The entire world of decorative art is here. Fantastic and endlessly amazing.
The “Minnesota Museum of American Art” is a most grandiose and inaccurately named location. The small, one-room gallery is dwarfed by the size of the outer ante-chamber and shop. Additionally, the one show on display when we visited was of… Continue Reading →
The new Bell has the warmth and appeal of an airport. Too little actual content, too much faux puffery.
The Minnesota Center for Books Arts is primarily a place for book-art related classes and workshops.
The subject matter ranges from Soviet posters, embroidered clothing, notable Russian painters – even photos of Chernobyl. While small in size, the shows are of excellent quality and very unique.
Massive, elaborate radios from the 1920s share space 1970s television cameras, metal tape machines, a working morse code station and vintage Apple IIe.The vast number of changes in communications in a relatively short amount of time is staggering.
The quirky and eclectic collection of art was a donation of Joann and Gary Fink and include sculptures, paintings, photography, cartoons and prints.
However, the pieces that are publicly available are of exceptional quality – from top couture names to examples of the most common, such as the ghastly Earth Shoe.
The Asmat people are a native community living on New Guinea, an island in the Pacific north of Australia.
A diverse, if odd, collection of displays worth visiting if you are in downtown Appleton.