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A century ago Milwaukeeans with a fondness for art would have visited a place like this: a lavish nineteenth-century salon where paintings and sculpture might be admired and purchased.

This recreation is part of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Centennial Celebration. The word "Museum" comes from a Greek word meaning "place of the muses."

Muses are Greek Goddesses who for millennia have been sources of inspiration for people—artists and writers, in particular, but also scientists and others. How the muses came to a lake front home in Milwaukee is the subject of our story...

...Milwaukee had many things in the late spring of 1883...

Despite its muddy and rutted streets, it was admired worldwide as the German Athens—mainly for its frequent performances of opera, music, and theater.

At the Milwaukee Club on June 19, 1883, Frederick Layton would answer a bon voyage toast with something Milwaukee didn't have: "A public gallery for the viewing of art, gentlemen, long has been my dream for our burgeoning city, and one day, God willing, I hope I may give Milwaukee such a source of benefit and pleasure..."


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