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Peg Bradley

January 1, 2019

1971 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Peg Bradley was one of America’s foremost collectors of contemporary art. She was a member of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the collector’s committee of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Mrs.. Bradley also belonged to the boards of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Art Center, serving on the latter’s acquisition committee. The Center honored her in 1975 by opening the Bradley Wing. She was a director of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art from 1957 until 1962 and served on the board of the Wisconsin Arts Foundation and Council. She was active with Northwood in the founding of the University’s art collection and in the presentation of several major exhibitions. Mrs. Bradley’s many awards included the first annual award of the Friends of Art for outstanding contribution to art in the Milwaukee community in 1958, an award for distinguished service to the arts in 1964 by the Governor’s Council of the Arts, State of Wisconsin, and the Pro Urbe Medal in 1966 from Mary Mount College for her many community services. She received the City of Milwaukee Award of Merit, the Milwaukee Press Club’s Headliner Award, an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, Gimbel’s Fashion Award and the Milwaukee Art Commission’s Special Award of Merit. (Deceased 1978)