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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


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.


Fresh from NFL on NBC, Milwaukee's Weber brings blue-eyed soul to Skylight

Oct. 14, 2015 3:03 p.m.

Close your eyes and listen to "Till I Hurt You." You might think you're hearing Amy Winehouse or even an old Jackie DeShannon. You'd be wrong, however. It's Grace Weber, the Wauwatosa-raised singer who's returning to her hometown for a gig Saturday at Skylight's beautiful Cabot Theatre.


For pancakes, Smoke Shack?

Oct. 8, 2015 4:05 p.m.

I love BBQ like the next guy or girl, but have never had pancakes at the BBQ place. This should probably changes as Thrillist and HuffPost are raving about Smoke Shack's flap jacks.