So today, Maia and I seized the day and took a walk through the beautiful City of Cedarburg...
|Swishing through the leaves.|
|Warning! History Lesson|
to its recently opened architectural gem of an art museum, the Cedarburg Art Musuem.
The museum building was originally a private residence built in 1898 by the local mill owner as a wedding gift to his daughter and son-in-law and is an artistic masterpiece in its own right.
|Detail of Front Door Medallion|
The graceful interiors are sublime backdrops for the beautiful works of art from artists, both living and dead, who were born in, live in or otherwise hold a connection to Wisconsin. In fact, my late uncle Marlo D. Cain, has at least two of his Wisconsin landscapes on exhibit here.
|One of the exhibit areas. Shelby Keefe happens to be one of my favorite local (Milwaukee) artists.|
|The children's drawing room is situated within the turret and is the best seat in the house!|
even the mansion's stairwells offer their own works of art...
Aren't museum gift shops great? You get to take a piece of it home with you!
"Can we come back again, Gigi?"