Published on: September 8, 2016
Sept. 8, 2016 — Celebrate the working past at the Grohmann Museum’s Lost Arts Festival. The museum hosts its seventh annual festival celebrating the activities and ways of work captured in the paintings and bronzes in its permanent collection. Artisans including the Knapp Family (of “Milwaukee Blacksmith” fame) will share their expertise and demonstrate their techniques as the museum and its surroundings become a laboratory for the creation of “Lost Arts.” The festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum, 1000 N. Broadway.
Visitors will enjoy live music by Frogwater, and watching demonstrations by:
Luke and Dev Traver, wooden shoe carvers
Mary L. Spencer, glass artist
Cheryl Myers and the MSOE Yarn Engineers, spinning, knitting and crocheting
Steve Allen, craft brewer
Jeff Selchow, woodturning
Knapp Family, blacksmiths
Regular museum admission applies: $5 adults; $3 students and seniors; free for children under 12 and MSOE students, faculty, staff and alumni (with I.D.).
The Grohmann Museum is home to the Man at Work collection, which comprises more than 1,000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present. They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work: from farming and mining to trades such as glassblowing and seaweed gathering. The Grohmann Museum welcomes visitors to three floors of galleries where a core collection is displayed as well as themed exhibitions. The museum is owned by MSOE, an independent university with about 2,800 students. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the engineering, business, mathematics and nursing fields.