By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Apr 25, 2023 at 9:49 AM

Thanks to Bader Philanthropies, admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Dr., is free all day on Friday, April 28.

The free day, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., is in honor of the 99th birthday of the late Dr. Alfred Bader, the chemist and philanthropist who started the Bader Foundation and who was also a longtime Art Museum supporter.

The museum will offer a self-guided tour to visitors who would like to see the paintings that are part of the collection thanks to Dr. Bader.  

Since 2013, the Bader Foundation has funded The Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of European Art position, occupied by Tanya Paul, PhD.

Earlier this year, Bader established the Isabel and Alfred Bader European Art Program Endowment Fund.

Information on visiting the Art Museum is here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.