The House of RAD (R.esident A.rtist D.oers) LLC will offer guided tours of the space and artist studios, live screen printing demos (available for purchase), live lithography/etching demos (available for purchase), and sneak peeks of in-progress sculptures and murals!

Current Use
The House of RAD (R.esident A.rtist D.oers) LLC

History
The building complex at 900 E. Keefe Ave. was initially owned by Globe Electric, which got its start in manufacturing electrical equipment for farm, street, and railway use, and eventually merged with Union Batteries to add automobile battery production to their roster. They also produced a variety of other products, like radios and components, chargers, skates, and golf clubs. As Globe-Union Manufacturing Co., they eventually succeeded in revolutionizing electronic miniaturization, led by Jack Kilby, who would go on to change the course of history by inventing the microchip (mere weeks after leaving the Milwaukee factory for a job at Texas Instruments).

Eventually, the capital equity group KPS bought the complex. It moved in the Pennsylvania-based C&D Technologies, a battery manufacturer, but they closed down that location and moved their operations in late 2019. Shortly after, in late April 2020, Derek Benedyk bought the building. Immediately after the purchase, the building was divided up and subleased for a variety of uses, and, while the space is still very raw, it is already abuzz with activity.

Guided Tours of the space and artist studios, Live Screen Printing Demos (available for purchase), Live lithography/etching Demos (available for purchase), and sneak peeks of in-progress sculptures and murals will be part of the House of RAD experience this year.

Address
900 East Keefe Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Saturday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Sunday Hours
10 am - 5 pm

Photography
Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
1st floor only

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