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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 OnMilwaukee.com Publisher Andy Tarnoff.

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"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.