February 2021
Explorer Wednesday
Wednesday, February 3
9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Drop in between 9:00am and 8:00pm during our Brown County Resident Free Day on the first Wednesday of every month. Activities may include art projects, science experiments, or guided tours of a featured exhibit.

Not only is admission FREE all day, so is a take home project we will be offering from noon to 7:00 p.m. thanks to Wisconsin Public Service and 100 Women Who Care Green Bay's generous sponsorship. This month’s project is a Tie Dye Mask, and includes everything you need to create something awesome and uniquely yours. Register for your spot today!
Give Big Green Bay
Noon Tuesday, February 16 - Noon Wednesday, February 17
Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. Now we have a chance to be a part of Green Bay's day of giving, an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community.

We need your help! Please join our campaign by telling your friends and family about what the Neville means to you. Ask them to join us in helping to make a difference by sharing our page to generate excitement, or making a donation between noon February 16 and noon February 17. We have 24 hours to create the greatest possible impact and show off the incredible generosity of our supporters. We can't wait to see what we can all accomplish together, and thank you in advance for the BIG difference you make!
Why Do Museums Matter?
Share your perspective!
We at the Neville care deeply about making the history, science, and art we share with you, our community and visitors, meaningful. But we need your help! In these tumultuous times, we need to understand how we can best engage you virtually, when audiences will be ready to return to the museum in person, and how we can best aid in rebuilding our community after the pandemic wanes.
To learn more about how to do this, we are participating in a national survey of museum-goers, sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums. This will provide us with data from our visitors as well as nationwide results, helping us be more effective to the communities we serve in the coming months and for years to come.
The survey takes about 9 minutes to complete. As a thank you for your time, your completed survey makes you eligible to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Simply click this link to get started
Guns & Gowns
Final month!
Explore more than 200 years of fashion and firearms in this breathtaking exhibit featuring historic gowns in relationship to historic firearms in the Neville Public Museum Collection. The exhibit looks at how conflicts and changes in technology affected both industries. Are there correlations between advancements/change in the two fields? Come explore these fascinating and fashionable intersections before they return to Collections storage. Get your tickets here today!
Reviving Traditional Arts of the Oneida
Now open!
This exhibit is a partnership between the Oneida Nation Arts Program, the Oneida Nation Museum, and the Neville Public Museum. The exhibit highlights the cultural legacy of basketry, pottery, and silverwork among the Oneida people. It showcases different aspects of these art forms among broader Haudenosaunee artists. The exhibit encourages the renewed interest in Native arts and culture in Northeast Wisconsin.
To put it in the Oneida language, Tetwátlatstá (day-dwa-tlats-staa), "We are going over it again." Get your tickets here today!
106th Green Bay Art Colony Exhibition
Now open!
In September 1915, the Green Bay Art Club held its first public art exhibit in the children’s room of the Kellogg Public Library (125 S. Jefferson St.). This exhibit laid the foundation for a permanent museum in the library in 1917, which became the Neville Public Museum. Ever since then, Colony artists have held an annual art exhibit at the Neville Public Museum.
For more than a century, hundreds of women artists have been part of the Green Bay Art Colony. These women continue to inspire each other, educate the public, encourage new artists and give scholarships to art students. Styles and club rules may have changed, but the dream to keep art and culture part of the community remains the same.
This past year has been particularly challenging for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the theme for this year’s exhibition is "Art Gone Viral". A total of 36 artworks from 25 artists were juried in by Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. These works are reflective of the personal expressions of overcoming difficulty, while remining optimistic for a post-pandemic world.
Target Circle
We're participating in the Target Circle program! Through March 31, you can vote for us and direct Target's giving to benefit the Neville. For full program details and restrictions visit Target Circle. We appreciate YOU!
So Many Ways to Show Your Support!
The Neville staff continues our mission-centered work to preserve and care for collections, develop educational resources and programs, and plan future exhibitions to help educate and inspire our patrons and help bridge communities and connect generations. If you would like to support the efforts of our institution please visit our website to purchase a historic imagebecome a membermake a donation, shop in our Gift Shop or online at our Bonfire store.
Stay safe and stay tuned for updates!
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