The Milwaukee Art Museum’s Art Library Moves to a Historic Mansion

The Judge Jason Downer House. The Judge Jason Downer House. Wikimedia Commons

The Milwaukee Art Museum will move its art library and archives to a historic mansion known as the Judge Jason Downer House. Designed by the architect Edward Townsend Mix in 1874, the Victorian Gothic style structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum’s library, which turned 100 this year, includes nearly 27,000 volumes and 60,000 art catalogues, as well as journals, institutional archives, and magazines.

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