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April 2024

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Explorer Wednesday

Wednesday, April 3

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

We are pleased to offer free admission to Brown County residents from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month! 

Not only is admission FREE all day, so is the craft project we will be offering from 10:00 am to noon, then 1:00 on while supplies last. 

Congressional Art Competition

Opens April 6

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors this nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.

Art Against the Odds: Wisconsin

Prison Art

Now open!

Art Against The Odds: Wisconsin Prison Art features more than 60 artists who turned to creative production to mitigate the de-humanizing conditions of incarceration. The exhibition is divided into six thematic sections: solitary confinement, landscapes, portraits, letter writing, scarcity of materials, and time/seriality. 


Under development for two years by Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art in Milwaukee, WI, the exhibition gives voice and visibility to individuals currently held in the state’s carceral system as well as illustrates the potential healing properties of an art practice. With few instructional art programs offered in the prison system, these individuals teach themselves through various means, often working with limited materials. The exhibition explores how art becomes a vehicle to develop self-esteem, self-awareness, regulate emotions, and explore multi-faceted aspects of identity. The exhibition underscores the humanity of incarcerated individuals and their potential beyond criminal records.

NWTC Artisan and Business Center Annual Showcase

Now open!

The Annual Showcase is a juried exhibition featuring the artwork of NWTC Artisan and Business Center (ABC) students, staff, faculty, and residents. Artists who have participated in or been supported by ABC programming are encouraged to apply and participate in the Annual Showcase. This year's jurors are: 

Katie Ries - Artist and Associated Professor of Art at St. Norbert College

Jennifer Flatt, PhD - Vice President of Student Services at NWTC

Devyn McIlraith - Exhibitions Manager at the Neville Public Museum

Telling Our Stories: LGBTQ+ Voices of Northeastern Wisconsin

Now open!

LGBTQ+ history extends long before the iconic Stonewall Uprising and milestone historical moments continue to be made daily. Explore some of the courageous pioneers, influential moments, and hard-won victories for the LGBTQ+ community at the local, state, and national level.  

This exhibit has been made possible thanks to a collaboration with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center

Neville Summer Camp 2024

Join us for summer camps at the Neville! We are excited to offer Museum Preschool Camp for 4-and-5-year-olds and Museum Explorer Camp for 6-9-year-olds:

Museum Preschool Camp will be held June 17 – 20, 8am - noon, and will include the following themes:

  • Nature's Superheroes
  • Bones and Stones
  • All About Eggs!
  • Pioneer Pals

Museum Explorer Camp will be held July 15 – 18, 8am - noon, and will include the following themes:

  • Paleontology Pals
  • Archaeology Adventures
  • Pioneer Kids
  • Art Investigators

Registration for Friends of the Neville with active memberships AND the general public are open NOW! Not yet a member? Join today and save!

Thanks to a generous gift to the Neville Public Museum Foundation, we have several financial scholarships available to cover costs for campers. For more information, please contact Education Specialist Ali Smurawa.

Hot Off the Press!

The latest Musepaper just hit member mailboxes, but did you know we also archive past editions on our website? Learn about upcoming exhibits and exciting events, explore behind the scenes, and meet fellow Friends of the Neville in this bi-annual publication!


Are you a Thrivent client? Did you know that all Thrivent clients have access to some useful perks that can help local nonprofits like the Neville Public Museum? We'd like to talk to you about Thrivent Action Teams and Choice Dollars.


Thrivent Choice Dollars: Depending on how long and how many services one uses with Thrivent determines the amount they can direct towards a nonprofit. It starts at $25 and goes up to $2,500. Learn more here!


Thrivent action teams: Clients can get $250 gift cards to use to help non-profit organizations. For example, you could buy craft supplies for an Explorer Wednesday activity and volunteer to help our educator Ali during the event. Or you could use the funds to buy paint and supplies and volunteer to help update the Neville meeting rooms. Learn more here!

Both of these funds renew every year beginning on January 1st, and Thrivent clients have an opportunity to direct or request again. If you have questions about Thrivent opportunities and want to learn more, contact Kasha.

Hidden Disabilities Welcome!

The Neville has joined Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network in an effort to create a more inclusive space for all. Globally, 1 in 6 people live with a disability. Of those, 80% are invisible - or 1.3 billion people across the world are living with a non-visible disability.

The global Sunflower network aims to raise awareness of non-visible disabilities. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard or badge is a simple and discrete tool that allows someone with an invisible disability to indicate that they may need extra help, understanding, or just more time. We at the Neville are proud to help raise awareness and recognize these challenges, and now have the training to better address and accommodate folks who choose to share.

Have You Heard? The Herd is the Word!

Just as our beloved Stompy and his fellow mastodons braved the Ice Age together, you can join the Neville's powerful pack of sustainable donors to make a major impact! By becoming part of The Herd, you commit to a consistent financial contribution in the amount of your choosing on your schedule. Whether that gift comes to us monthly, quarterly, or annually, it becomes instantly strengthened alongside those of fellow sustaining supporters. Collectively you help reinforce the value you find in the Neville's programs, exhibits, and the ongoing preservation of our community's rich history.

Whatever amount you choose is the right amount, so set up your sustainable gift today by reaching out to Foundation Executive Director, Kasha Huntowski today at 920-448-7850. We look forward to thunderous success with The Herd!

Stay safe and stay tuned for updates!

Neville Public Museum Foundation | 920-448-4460 | www.nevillepublicmuseum.org


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