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Articles tagged with 'Museums'

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Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum opens new exhibition on March 6

Published Feb. 19, 2015

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Ave., is pleased to present "Private Spaces, Public Authority," on view March 6 through June 7, with an opening reception the evening of Friday, March 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with a special members only preview from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

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Historical Society opens two new shows

Published Feb. 17, 2015

As the Milwaukee County Historical Society's own neighborhood is likely set to change soon with the addition of a new arena nearby, the museum - located at 910 N. Old World 3rd St. - launches a new exhibition, called "Pride in Place: Milwaukee's Architecture and Built Environment," which runs through April 10. Another show focuses on a century of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

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Layton Art Collection Board expands partnership with MAM

Published Dec. 19, 2014

The Layton Art Collection, Inc. has renewed its historic agreement with the Milwaukee Art Museum to preserve and protect the Layton Collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The collection, which served as the foundation for Milwaukee's first public art gallery, has been housed at the museum since 1957.

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Bobblehead Museum eyes Milwaukee

Published Nov. 18, 2014

Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced its establishment and intention to locate in Milwaukee. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will display the world's largest collection of bobbleheads and bobblehead-related exhibits and will be "the premier source of bobblehead related news and information," it said in a release.

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Milwaukee Public Museum dedicates solar panel wall

Published Oct. 27, 2014

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Milwaukee Public Museum president and CEO Dennis Kois will dedicate the museum's solar panel wall, with a special acknowledgement for the donors who helped make the project possible.

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MOWA announces first winner of Artist-in-Residence Program

Published Oct. 21, 2014

This afternoon, the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) - in partnership with Ansay Development Corporation - announced Milwaukee artist Lois Bielefeld as the first winner of its Artist-in-Residence Program in Luxembourg, the first opportunity of its kind offered through MOWA for Wisconsin artists.

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Hollywood meets science in MPM's "Alien Worlds and Androids"

Published Oct. 8, 2014

Though younger visitors may enjoy it most, "Alien Worlds and Androids," the new touring exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum, has something for everyone. The show landed at MPM on Saturday and runs through Jan. 11. Tickets are $5 with museum admission, but free for members.

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A guide to Wisconsin historical sites

Published June 7, 2014

Discovering Wisconsin history is as easy as hopping in the car and heading to one of these family-friendly historical sites!

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Two more awards for MOWA

Published May 20, 2014

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) received two prestigious building awards within the last two weeks: a 2014 Honor Award for Design Excellence from AIA Wisconsin and a Top Project of 2013 Award from The Daily Reporter.

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Seeger's paean to the S/V Denis Sullivan

Published Feb. 12, 2014

By now everyone knows that Discovery World has strong ties to groundbreaking musician Les Paul, but few remember Pete Seeger's link to that lakefront institution. In 2001, Seeger - who passed away Jan. 27 at the age of 94 - wrote an ode to the S/V Denis Sullivan.

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Milwaukee Public Museum names new president and CEO

Published Feb. 10, 2014

The Milwaukee Public Museum's Board of Directors announced today that Dennis Kois, currently the executive director of the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Boston, will be the museum's new president and CEO.