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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


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.


Get lifted lashes at CORA Beauty + Spa

Nov. 20, 2015 2:21 p.m.

When I got the opportunity to try a Lash Lift from CORA Beauty + Spa, I literally jumped at the chance. When I learned I could get my lashes lifted - and tinted - without getting extensions put on I was quite intrigued.