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Layton Art Collection Board expands partnership with MAM

Published Dec. 19, 2014

The Layton Art Collection, Inc. has renewed its historic agreement with the Milwaukee Art Museum to preserve and protect the Layton Collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The collection, which served as the foundation for Milwaukee's first public art gallery, has been housed at the museum since 1957.


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.


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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