Historic Happenings

The Pfister Hotel has been a historic destination in Milwaukee since its grand opening in 1893. This vision by Guido Pfister and his son Charles has been viewed as the “Grand Hotel of the West” and a welcoming and luxurious meeting place. At its opening, help the Pfister hotel boasted groundbreaking features such as fireproofing, electricity through the hotel and thermostat controls in every room. Continue reading “Historic Happenings”

Artist In Residence












Katie uses painting as her way of documenting small pockets of the population around her. She attempts to insert herself into places where artists aren’t usually found in order to discover interesting people to paint, as well as to expose the surrounding community to the act of art making. “I’ve painted at the Wilson Commons in South Milwaukee and the St. Ann Center in St. Francis. I’d show up every week and paint a single person for everyone to watch, observe and interact with. My goal is to blur the lines between ‘us’ and ‘them’ by taking regular people and elevating them to a subject worthy of being painted, shown in a gallery or museum, seen by ‘art educated people’ and mixing them together until you can’t tell who is who.”

More information on Katie Musolff can be found at KatieMusolff.com

“This exhibit includes examples of Musolff’s drawings and journal entries that further inform the paintings. It is the most excellent display of her work I have seen…” See JS Online article June 23, 2010

See Pfister Artist Painting Portraits of Hotel Staff July 27, 2010

See The AV Club’s Gallery Night guide, Ald. Bob Donovan edt. July 22, 2010

See Pegi Christiansen’s Gallery Night pick July 21, 2010

See Arts Digest by MPTV June 1, 2010

See Press Release announcement February 15, 2010

See Express Milwaukee article March 2, 2010

See Express Milwaukee article March 7, 2010