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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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Ancient Skies

March 23, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St.

MPM’s new immersive digital show -- created right here at ou...


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 ...


Bugs on the Balcony

May 29, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The bugs return to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum’s south...


Harold Gregor – Midwestern Master

May 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. - July 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

May 29 – July 4 Artist’s Reception on Friday, May 29 from 5 ...


Mark Forth – Modern Ballads

May 29, 2015 11:00 a.m. - July 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

May 29 – July 4 Artist's Reception on Friday, May 29 from 5 ...

Articles about Downtown


Summerfest adds more lakefront parking

July 1, 2015 12:10 p.m.

Summerfest announced today that it has added about 1,000 parking spots on the grass between Center and South Marina on Lagoon Road (aka K&L Lot) at Veteran's Park, north of the Milwaukee Art Museum on Lincoln Memorial Drive.


Bucks nix power forwards to go for shooters on NBA draft night

June 26, 2015 1:16 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks, who didn't have much shooting in their arsenal last season, went for exactly that in both the NBA draft and a draft-night trade. Rashad Vaughn, a shooter from UNLV, and Greivis Vasquez, a veteran shooter from the Toronto Raptors, will join the Milwaukee Bucks.


Make your Big Bang even better with Big Taste

June 19, 2015 8:02 a.m.

Love the Big Bang fireworks display? Secure the best seats in the house, along with an entire tent of delicious food by buying your tickets to Big Taste.


Amilinda to open July 18

June 18, 2015 3:25 p.m.

The long-awaited restaurant from Chef Gregory Leon and partner Orry Leon, will be coming soon!


Summerfest picks: Andy Tarnoff

June 18, 2015 11:09 a.m.

Even though Summerfest gets passed over by lots of national media - at some point, let's put the onus on getting the word out better, OK? - there's no doubt that this gigantic musical festival is Milwaukee's crowning annual achievement. Here are the annual picks from Publisher Andy Tarnoff.


"Modern Rebels" brings big names to the Milwaukee Art Museum

June 18, 2015 5:36 a.m.

Van Gogh. Picasso. Pollock. Warhol. Dali. These aren't just huge names to fans of art. These are cultural icons. And thanks to the new touring exhibition "Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels," those household names - amongst the works of many, many other influential figures in the history and evolution of modern art - will decorate the walls of the Milwaukee Art Museum throughout the summer.