To accommodate the extensive work involved in the Museum’s Plan for the Future renovation project, the Brooks Stevens, George Mann Niedecken, Landfall Press, and Anthony Petullo Collection Archives will be closed for the duration of construction, until fall 2015.

Brooks Stevens Archives History


As one of the country’s first industrial designers, Brooks Stevens – acutely aware of his own place in history – began documenting the activities of his design firm in 1935. The Milwaukee Art Museum acquired the Brooks Stevens Archive in 1997, as a gift from the designer’s family and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The archive is composed primarily of audio visual materials.