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Wisconsin books: Eastberg brings Pabst Farms back to life

Published Jan. 5, 2015

Historian John Eastberg dishes up "Pabst Farms: The History of a Model Farm," published in a stunningly lavish hardcover edition distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press, Marquette contributes a "Bibliography of Metropolitan Milwaukee," Calie Herbst has advice for moms (and dads), and more...


Milwaukee ruins: Layton School & Gordon Park bath house

Published April 2, 2014

Sometimes hidden, sometimes in plain site in parks, along roadsides, at the lakefront, are remnants of Milwaukee's past scattered. While Milwaukee has preserved parts of its past built environment, many buildings and bridges and other structures have long disappeared. Meanwhile, stray bits of that past can still be seen. Here are a few...


Lavish "Layton's Legacy" chronicles enduring gift of art

Published Sept. 24, 2013

In a sense, the story of Frederick Layton is the story of art in Milwaukee. Not only was the English immigrant meat-packer one of Milwaukee's first serious art collectors, he was also among the first to pony up to build a civic art gallery - the Layton Art Gallery on Jefferson Street - to allow the public access to his collection. That gallery also had an important local art school attached and, while the gallery morphed into the Milwaukee Art Museum, strands of the school are woven into the history of Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.


Urban Spelunking: Pabst's enduring pavilion faces extinction

Published May 20, 2013

Thanks to Erik Larson's 2003 bestseller, "The Devil in the White City," yet another generation is fascinated by the 1893 Chicago World's Fair: Columbian Exposition. Despite its enduring - in itself somewhat surprising - popularity, little remains of this by all accounts stunning little temporary city. One survivor serves as the entrance and gift shop to The Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., and it is in increasingly desperate condition.


Three exhibitions and 125 years of art in Milwaukee

Published April 25, 2013

Step on to the threshold of Milwaukee Art Museum's gallery 10 and prepare to step back in time. As part of a triptych of exhibitions celebrating 125 years of history, the museum has re-staged this familiar gallery, to conjure its predecessor, the Layton Art Gallery, which stood at Jefferson and Mason Streets from April 1888.

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