APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Trout Museum of Art will be showcasing a number of new exhibits this fall that is sure to keep visitors entertained.
This fall, visitors can expect to see three brand-new exhibitions. “Art of the Blade,” “Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams,” and “Welcome to Bliss Point” will all be showcased at the Trout Museum starting September 7 through November 11.
“Art of the Blade” is a private collection that exclusively features swords and sabers crafted for the United States Army and Army Officers. In this exhibit, visitors will see the subtle and not-so-subtle design changes of different models over many decades.
“All of these exhibits are up through November 11, Veteran’s Day,” said Daniel Beckwith with the Trout Museum of Art. “On that day we’re actually letting all veterans, active military and their families in for free that day to check out incredible exhibits on display.”
The collection of over 50 edged weapons is on loan from Appleton resident Thomas J. Wiltzius, Ph.D. It’s the largest private collection of these type of swords outside of the actual Springfield Armory Museum. On Sunday, October 13, the owner of the swords and sabres will be giving a walking tour and discussion to visitors.
The entire exhibit spans three floors, with “Art of the Blade” on the first, “Manzanar” on the second, and “Welcome to Bliss Point” located on the third floor.
Everybody is a member when you walk in the museum, it’s just asked that visitors sign-up to be a yearly member. It costs $15 for an individual or $50 for a family.