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Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.

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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 Third Ward


6 questions for "My Fair Lady" costume designer

Nov. 29, 2015 11:05 a.m.

Recently, OnMilwaukee caught up with Chris March, a finalist on Project Runway Season Four, Project Runway All-Star Challenge and creator of the exuberant, whimsical costumes for the Skylight's "My Fair Lady."


"Love Stories" shines bright under the lights at Chamber Theatre

Nov. 28, 2015 9:36 a.m.

Put the credit card away. Close down Amazon. Get out of line at Walmart. Let the leftover turkey sit for another night. Grab your coat, get your hat and hurry down your doorstep to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to see "Love Stories."


Twenty One Pilots returns to Milwaukee on July 30

Nov. 2, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Heartbroken that you missed Twenty One Pilots' sold out gig at The Rave this past weekend? Perhaps you were there, and now you're just sad that it's over? Well worry not, fans, because the alt-rock duo announced this morning that it will return to Milwaukee next year.


Rapid Review: Lucky Ginger

Oct. 28, 2015 7:31 p.m.

We stopped in for a lunch at contemporary Asian restaurant Lucky Ginger. How was the Historic Third Ward newcomer? Read on to find out.


The $3.99 Downtown lunch

Oct. 27, 2015 10:56 a.m.

Quick, easy and Wisconsin flavored, this lunch treat from West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe at the Milwaukee Public Market is a big hit and really inexpensive.


"Ballad of Emmett Till" presents a horrid historical moment with humanity

Oct. 26, 2015 9:03 a.m.

Emmett Till is a name that stands along with Rosa Parks in the long and turbulent history of the fight for civil rights in this country. And the 14-year-old boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 comes magnificently alive in "The Ballad of Emmett Till," which opened over the weekend at Renaissance Theaterworks.


Gallery night offers two more chances to get loose with Springsteen

Oct. 15, 2015 10:40 a.m.

If you missed the event marking the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's legendary "bomb scare show" at Milwaukee's old Uptown Theater, you'll get another chance to acquaint yourself with that landmark 1975 performance on Gallery Night this week.