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The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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UWM Museum Studies Student Exhibition

May 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - March 31, 2016
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St. Third Floor

Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color is the culmination of the ...


Southern Exposure: The Jews of Argentina

Oct. 4, 2015 12:00 p.m. - Jan. 17, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee - 1360 N. Prospect Ave.

This exhibit explores Argentina’s Jewish community – the six...


The Naked Truth Exhibition

Oct. 16, 2015 5:00 p.m. - Dec. 5, 2015
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

Milwaukee artist group "Boy Heavy, Girls Welcome" explores t...


Larry Sultan : Here and Home

Oct. 23, 2015 10:00 a.m. - Jan. 24, 2016
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Larry Sultan: Here and Home is the first retrospective of ce...

Articles about Downtown


App populates The Streets of Old Milwaukee with Brew City characters

Dec. 1, 2015 9:04 a.m.

On Dec. 11, The Streets of Old Milwaukee, which has been made over for its 50th anniversary, reopens, and while technology is being added, you won't find it in the street cobble or in the shop windows. Instead, your phone will serve as your time machine.


Milwaukee All-Star: Milwaukee Turners' Katharina Hren

Nov. 29, 2015 5:07 a.m.

For more than 25 years, Katharina Hren has worked in the non-profit world. She is also a mother, healer, counselor and yoga / meditation teacher. Katharina is a straight-up Milwaukee All-Star!


Cafe Calatrava ups its game with Mediterranean flavors

Nov. 23, 2015 11:03 a.m.

The galleries aren't the only thing that has been rennovated at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The menu at Cafe Calatrava has also undergone a refreshingly delicious redux thanks to new Executive Chef Jason Gorman.


Remembering the Moon Fun Shop and Downtown '68

Nov. 20, 2015 6:06 p.m.

When I was a kid growing up on the Northwest Side of Milwaukee, whenever I had a little extra spending money beyond my consistent forays to buy candy or baseball cards, I couldn't wait to get Downtown.