Tell Me A Story

November 7 - February 8, 2015

Closing Night
In-Depth Look & Silent Auction
Sunday, February 8
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Jennifer Angus is best known for her installations composed of thousands of insects pinned directly to walls in repeating patterns that reference both textiles and wallpaper. Her recent work explores the narrative through works in which insects are anthropomorphized. This exhibition is a kind of over the top Victorian fancy, filled with bell jars, cases and dioramas that will cause the viewer to reconsider their relationship with both insects and nature.

Closing Night

Join Jennifer Angus and the curatorial staff of Villa Terrace for a comprehensive look at Tell Me a Story on the final evening of the exhibition.  Jennifer will guide visitors through her unique installation that uses insects in decorative and surprising ways, explaining her practice that incorporates art, design, and science.

Additionally, visitors can bid on silent auction items, featuring one-of-a-kind insect-inspired jewelry, created by members of Object, the jewelry and metal-smithing student organization at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Proceeds benefit the organization and the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum.



Opera On Tap: That's Amore

Friday, February 13
$10 Suggested Donation
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone with help from Opera On Tap. OOT offers a one-night only concert featuring love songs, arias, and duets  to add romance to anyone's night.

Singers Include: Henry Hammond, Scott Pullen, Kirstin Roble, Julianne Frey, and more!

Pianist: Stephanie Lippert

Opera On Tap is
Sponored in part by
Sprecher Brewing Co.




33 Variations
A Drama by Moisés Kaufman

A Staged Reading Performance
3 nights only!
Thursday, March 12
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14

7:30 p.m. Curtain
Tickets $25

This Wisconsin premiere staged reading performance of 33 Variations, a drama by Moisés Kaufman, directed by Stephan Roselin and featuring concert pianist Elena Abend, UWM Peck School of Music. Why did Beethoven write 33 variations on a single waltz? Explore the answer as “drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to 19th century Austria in this American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that transform a life.” (Dramatists). Purchase tickets at Questions? Contact Ann at CAVT Museums (414) 278 8295 x5.


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