November 10th, 2016 - January 29th, 2017


Invented in the 1500’s as an inexpensive method of interior decoration, wallpaper today is enjoying a new era of innovation and attention. In Why Wallpaper, Villa Terrace draws from six leading artists and designers, exhibiting work from the last twenty years that has helped expand and redefine the possibilities of a medium. Employing old and new techniques, these artists and their wallpapers engage aesthetic and social causes, marry decorative and political aims, and move ideas from the background to the foreground and back again.


Featured Artists:

They come from New York, Rhode Island, Jamaica, Milan, Chicago, and Paris, with individual reasons for how and why wallpaper became a prominent feature in their range of work. Organized by artist in the museum's second floor galleries, the exhibition also features paintings, prints, embroideries, furniture, photography and video.

Why Wallpaper is co-organized by Edward Styles, former Curatorial Assistant at the Charles Allis & Villa Terrace Museums and Jenille Junco, Assistant Curator.


Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6pm - 8pm

Member Preview 5:30pm - 6pm




The Picture of Dorian Gray

December 1-3, 9-11, 15-17, 2016

The Boozy Bard Productions presents a new adaptation of Dorian Gray playing at the Villa Terrace. Play Dates: December 1-3, 9-11, 15-17. House opens at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 11, 6 p.m. There will be one intermission.

General Admission: $15, Artists/Students $10

Purchase tickets here.



Della Robbia

December 8th, 2016

The Villa Terrace's annual Della Robbia holiday party, sponsored by the Friends of Villa Terrace, will be held in the Great Hall of the Villa on Thursday evening, December 8. Enjoy! A first look at the seasonal decorations. Festive Italian bites. Live piano music. Gift basket drawing. Cash bar. Tickets $40.


RSVP: By PayPal or Credit Card - By Check - Make payable and send to Friends of Villa Terrace, 2220 N. Terrace Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202