Mary Nohl Art Environment
Mary L. Nohl Art Environment
|Location||7328 N. Beach Rd.
Fox Point, Wisconsin
|NRHP Reference #||05001109|
|Added to NRHP||October 3, 2005|
The Mary Nohl Art Environment (also called the Fox Point Art Yard, Fox Point Witch's house and Mary Nohl's house) is a residence in the Milwaukee suburb of Fox Point, Wisconsin. The property, which is filled with folk art created by artist Mary Nohl (1914–2001), is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
After the death of her parents, a sizable inheritance left Mary Nohl the chance to create artworks. She used concrete and found objects such as driftwood, wire and glass to build sculptures. In addition, the exterior and interior are colorfully decorated. Hundreds of works have been cataloged.
Following Nohl's death, the embellished home and sculpture garden were given to the Kohler Foundation for preservation. Zoning requirements in Fox Point currently disallow its use as a museum and the grounds are closed to the public.
A biography, Mary Nohl - Inside & Outside, written and designed by Barbara Manger and Janine Smith, respectively, was published in 2008.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Pilgrimage to 'witch's house' was a rite of passage"
- Wisconsin Historical Society
- Mary Nohl's House
- Dream world in an American suburb
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