Green Bay Art Colony
About Us
"When you do what you are here to do, you help others do what
they are here to do."
                                  Alan Cohen
The Founders of the Green Bay Art Colony*

Miss Sophie Beaumont
Mrs. Jessie Hurlbut Buchanan
Mrs. E. H. Ellis
Mrs. Louise Ellsworth
Elsie B. Hall
Mrs. Jane Y. Joannes
Marion Gaylord Luckenbach
Miss Deborah Martin
Mrs. George H. Rice

Formerly known as the Green Bay Art Club
About Us

Founded in 1915, the Green Bay Art Colony is the oldest art organization in
Green Bay. Nine women started an art appreciation club that met in their
homes, but they soon realized that they also wanted a place to exhibit. The idea
of establishing a museum was germinated, and they invited six men to assist
them. The first exhibit was in 1915. The dream was realized with the opening of
the Neville Museum on July 23, 1927. A bronze plaque hangs at the Neville
Public Museum in commemoration of this visionary group of women.