Located on College Avenue
Built in 1922 as Brettschneider’s Furniture Company, our building was donated to the Appleton Art Center (now the Trout Museum of Art) in 2002.
The gallery railings, columns, and staircase are original to the building. The front atrium expansion was donated and built by The Boldt Company in 2010. The iconic light display on the outside of our building, created by Sandy Garnett in 2013, is called Embargoed. The origami crane sculpture external to the building was created by Timm Van Hout in 2017.
In addition to the Trout Museum of Art, five other organizations hold offices in our building: newVoices, Makaroff Youth Ballet, Appleton Boychoir, Wisconsin Public Television, and Wisconsin Public Radio.
In 2022, TMA began a search for a new building location that will allow the Trout Museum of Art to expand its programming and extend its mission to inspire and connect all people through creative experiences and the visual arts. Learn More.