The museum is named in honor of Dr. Eckhart Grohmann, an MSOE Regent, Milwaukee businessman and avid art collector, who donated this collection to MSOE in 2001 and subsequently the funds to purchase, renovate and operate the museum that bears his name. [...] The Man at Work Collection now comprises about 700 paintings
(40 oilpaintings by H.D. Tylle) and sculptures that span more than 400 years of history (c. 1580 earliest-2007 latest). They reflect a variety of artistic styles and subjects that document the evolution of organized work, from manpower and horsepower to water, steam and electrical power.