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Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:37

A Number of Established Milwaukee Art Galleries Have Closed Their Doors

The late Cissie Peltz, the grand dame of the Mikwaukee art community. The late Cissie Peltz, the grand dame of the Mikwaukee art community.

When it comes time to reflect on the fall season of visual arts events, there are always comings and goings to note.

But this year feels different. Several old-guard art galleries are gone, fading or potentially on their way out.

There are so few galleries in Milwaukee that have had staying power of the galleries in this special class. Cissie Peltz, the grande dame of the art scene, died last year, and while her family attempted to continue her legacy for a time, the Peltz Gallery closed this summer after 25 years.

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