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February 17 – May 15, 2022
Exhibition Reception | March 3 | 5-8pm | FREE
Main Gallery

Architecture through the legacy of former CEO of The Boldt Company, Oscar C. Boldt (1924 – 2020).

The Boldt Company began as a small carpentry shop in 1889 near downtown Appleton and rose to be a national leader in the construction industry building hospitals, schools, power plants, and community icons. Oscar C. Boldt 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 in architecture, sustainability, and design.  

Alongside Boldt artifacts and history, find nineteen incredible photographs commissioned of significant Boldt projects. Fourteen photographers across Wisconsin and Illinois were asked to catalogue a building or project – all other creative decisions beyond the building were up to the artists. See the artists’ creative interpretations of local architecture!

Featured projects include The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Lawrence University, the 222 Building in Downtown Appleton, the Trout Museum of Art renovation, and many, many more.

Exhibits FREE to museum members.
Learn about museum membership, starting at $15/year.

This exhibit is sponsored by Oscar C. Boldt’s friend, John Bergstrom.
Also made possible by the Monroe and Sandra Trout Charitable Fund.

Commissioned Photographers Include:

Josh Russell
Kristine Hinrichs
Rachel Crowl
Alex Simpson
Suzanne Rose
Chloé Allyn
Natali Herrera-Pacheco
Billy Hintz
Mark Ferrell
Gary Meulemans
Collette LaRue
Laura Schneider
Randy Korwin
Graham Washatka (Header Image)

Additional works are found in sketches and photographs on loan from The Boldt Company archives. The following artists are featured in these works.

Dale Eldred | Appleton Aurora Sculpture
David McLain | National Geographic Photographer
Tony Stadler | Artworks from the construction of Appleton’s PAC

Field Trips & Group Tours Explore art and ideas with a Trout Museum of Art Field Trip or Group Tour! Visitors of all ages and abilities are welcome to experience TMA with guided discussion and engaging art projects.


Feb 17, 2022
May 15, 2022
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Trout Museum of Art
111 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911 United States
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