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Zablocki Parking Lot Closed as of Monday, April 19, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Zablocki Branch will be closed for a construction project. The front entrance on Oklahoma Ave. will remain open and curbside service is available. Learn more.

Center Street Parking Lot Closed as of Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Center Street Branch will be closed for a construction project.
Street parking is available on 28th Street. Learn more.

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Central Library Art Gallery

At the top of the grand staircase, the Central Library Art Gallery hosts a selection of paintings on loan from the Milwaukee Art Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibit features a selection of works of Milwaukee Scenes.

  • A Veil of Snow (Oil on canvas, ca. 1910) by George Raab (1866-1943)
  • The Milwaukee River (Oil on canvas, 1914-1918) by Charles Paul Gruppe (1860-1940)
  • East State Street (Oil on Masonite panel, 1940) by Joseph Friebert (1908-2002)
  • Blue Cloth (or No. 2 Studio Still Life (Oil on canvas, cardboard mounted n.d.) by Hulda Rotier Fischer (1893-1982)
  • Under the Viaduct (Oil on heavy cardboard panel, n.d.) by Alfred George Pelikan (1893-1987)
  • Sixth Ward Baseball (Oil on Masonite panel, 1959) by Joseph Friebert (1908–2002)
  • Milwaukee Junkyard (Oil on Masonite panel,1946–47) by Joseph Friebert (1908-2002)
  • Foundry (Oil on Masonite panel, 1959) by Charles Winstaley Thwaites (1904-2002)
  • Tenements at Night (Oil on Masonite panel, 1948) by Joseph Friebert (1908–2002)
  • Waiting for the 400 (Oil on Masonite, 1937) by Gerrit V. Sinclair (1890–1955)
  • Houses and Shacks (Oil on canvas, 1929) by Robert von Neumann Sr. (1888–1976)
  • Tenement, Milwaukee Third Ward (Oil on Masonite, 1943) by Gerrit V. Sinclair (1890-1955)