Milwaukee art institute


Founded in 1916, it was an outgrowth of the Milwaukee Art Society that began in 1910 to foster the arts in the city. Samuel Buckner was the first president of the Art Institute, first located at 456 Jefferson Street and then moved to 772 North Jefferson Street. In 1957, the old building was demolished and replaced by the Milwaukee Art Center.Source:Peter C. Merrill, "German-American Artists in Early Milwaukee