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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Articles tagged with 'Museums'


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.


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.


Burning passion fuels Fire Education Center and Museum mission

Published Jan. 17, 2014

Inside one of the five bungalow style firehouses built in the 1920s by Milwaukee architect Charles Malig, there is a quiet treasure. The Milwaukee Fire Education Center and Museum, 1615 W. Oklahoma Ave., isn't exactly a secret, but considering the passion for the history of firefighting that burns in the folks that maintain and grow it, it almost feels like it.


"Thank You Thursday" program to launch at MPM

Published Dec. 17, 2013

Milwaukee County residents will receive free general admission to the Milwaukee Public Museum on the first Thursday of every month through MPM's new "Thank You Thursday" program beginning Jan. 2, 2014.


Tickets on sale for the second "Body Worlds"

Published Nov. 27, 2013

Tickets are now available for "Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life," the anatomical exhibition that will open at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) on Feb. 7, 2014.


Poop exhibit totally doesn't stink

Published Nov. 11, 2013

Bobby Tanzilo was the first to get the scoop on poop - which is the name of the current special exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum - but I went this weekend with my kids for a second take on this interactive show about number two.


Potawatomi offers free Museum of Wisconsin Art memberships

Published Oct. 23, 2013

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Potawatomi Bingo Casino has partnered with the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend to offer free annual museum memberships to visitors of the museum on Sunday, Nov. 3.


Five great works in Haggerty's "The Viewer's Voice" exhibition

Published Sept. 7, 2013

Up on the second floor (the balcony of which has been closed off, much to our dismay) of Marquette's Haggerty Museum of Art, visitors can get a new perspective on the permanent collection in "Re-Seeing the Permanent Collection: The Viewer's Voice."


Cast your vote at Racine Art Museum

Published Aug. 21, 2013

The Racine Art Museum - which at 10 years old now boasts the largest contemporary crafts collection in these United States - is celebrating its first decade by asking patrons to pick their 10 favorite works. Those pieces will then be exhibited in a show alongside complementary works selected by curators Lena Vigna and Bruce Pepich.


"Pushcarts to Professionals" charts 170 years of Jewish business in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 15, 2013

Most Milwaukeeans know names like Ben Marcus, Nate Zelazo and the Kohl Family. But what about Irving Solomon, Spencer Frank and Lee Lewis? If you're curious about these lesser-known pillars of the Milwaukee business community, head to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., for a new exhibit. "Pushcarts to Professionals: The Evolution of Jewish Business in Milwaukee" showcases the impact of Jewish business on Milwaukee's culture and economy over the past 170 years.


A guide to Wisconsin historical sites

Published July 20, 2013

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


Cedarburg native Wirth hired at MOWA

Published May 29, 2013

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) announced today the hiring of Wisconsin native Heidi Wirth as the new Director of Development and Membership.