February 17 – May 15, 2022
Exhibition Reception | March 3 | 5-8pm | FREE
The Boldt Company began as a small-town carpentry shop over 125 years ago (1889) near downtown Appleton, and rose to a nationally recognized builder of hospitals, schools, power plants, and community icons. Oscar C. Boldt (1924 – 2020) is broadly recognized as the man who made this happen, growing the company from a handful of employees working on local projects to a national leader with more than 2,000 employees and 14 offices in North America.
GROUNDBREAKING | Oscar C. Boldt Tribute Exhibition will highlight not only the legacy of entrepreneur, leader, and patron of the arts, Oscar C. Boldt, but will also take a look at how architecture and design can change, evolve, and add to a community and culture. GROUNDBREAKING will feature architectural photographs of local and regional Boldt buildings, each taken by a local photographers in their own artistic style. These photographs will be partnered with artifacts borrowed from The Boldt Company, including artist sketches during the design of The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, original tools used by Oscar himself, and more.
Local buildings by The Boldt Company include: The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Lawrence University, the 222 Building in Downtown Appleton, the Trout Museum of Art’s Atrium, and many, many more.
Exhibits are always FREE to museum members.
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This exhibit is sponsored by Oscar C. Boldt’s friend, John Bergstrom.