The War Memorial Corporation and Milwaukee Art Museum have been working collaboratively to develop a comprehensive plan to repair the War Memorial Center. As a community, we owe it to our Veterans and to the public to make the investment necessary to preserve and advance the WMC so it can maintain its original purpose of “honoring the dead by serving the living.”
Following negotiations led by former State Supreme Court Justice Janine Geske, and Marquette Professor Andrea Schneider, the Milwaukee Art Museum and War Memorial Corporation have reached a tentative agreement. The agreement creates the opportunity for:
- The War Memorial to expand Veterans-related services and activities;
- The Milwaukee Art Museum to move forward with its plans for a $15 million renovation including gallery and building
improvements and enhancements; and
- The County’s investment of $10 million to provide necessary repairs and maintenance.