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The Art of Work: A Field Trip to the Grohmann Museum

Thu 08.18.22 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT

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Join us to tour the remarkable Grohmann Museum of Art at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where the world’s most comprehensive collection of art depicting the evolution of human work resides.


Like other quality museums, the Grohmann Museum boasts an extensive collection of art created across several centuries and in various media. But the Grohmann is distinct in its thematic focus, dramatically depicting the strenuous demands and sometimes elusive rewards of human labor, ranging from work on sea and land, in mines and factories, in laboratories and trade shops, from pre-industrial to post-industrial eras. Endowed to the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the Grohmann Museum’s art, architecture, murals, mosaics, sculpture garden, and stained glass dome collectively reinforce and elevate the dignity and principle of hard work.


As our group explores “The Art of Work,” we will consider a Christian perspective of work from the standpoint of being God’s image-bearers and co-laborers. Together we will contemplate the transformative nature of labor and the ways that “vocation” crosses industries and work formats in service to God’s all-encompassing work of renewal in the world.



Individuals provide their own transportation.


11:45 AM                              Meet at the Grohmann Museum

12:00  – 1:00 PM                Lunch and presentation with Cameron Anderson and John Terrill

1:00 – 2:00 PM                  Museum Tour

3:00 – 3:30 PM                  Group regathers for shared learning and reflection

3:30 PM                               Dismissal

Program Capacity

25 people

Program Cost

$15 Includes lunch and museum admission.

Location and Parking

The Grohmann Museum is located at 1000 N. Broadway, Milwaukee on the NE corner of Broadway and State Streets. The building is accessible to people with disabilities.

Free parking for Grohmann Museum patrons is available east of the Museum at the NW corner of Milwaukee and State Streets. This lot is accessed from Milwaukee Street. You will need to furnish vehicle information, including license plate number, at the front desk when using this lot.


Image: Wouter Vershuur (Dutch, 1812-1874), Quarry, 1853, oil on canvas, 51 1/4 x 64 in.



Thu 08.18.22
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT
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