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How did the once-struggling Betty Brinn Museum clear 20 years?

Published April 12, 2015

Two decades ago, the Betty Brinn Museum was in financial danger. Today the children's museum is thriving and welcomes 200,000 visitors every year. It wasn't an easy road, but one that executive director Fern Shupeck was determined to walk.

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11 Milwaukee Public Museum insider tips

Published April 10, 2015

Milwaukee Public Museum is, by far, the most-visited museum in the state. And, did you know, it's the sixth most-visited natural history museum in the country? Even the folks who stroll the Streets of Old Milwaukee and explore the rainforest on a regular basis can miss some of the many little details scattered around this Milwaukee institution. Here are a few to look for.

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A man creates a king

Published March 15, 2015

Craig Yanek spent two years creating King Tut and his chariot for a display in the Milwaukee Public Museum's "Crossroads of Civilization" exhibit, which opens Sunday.

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Inspired by film, "Crossroads" curator Lupton crafts the story of history

Published March 13, 2015

Since he was a kid, Carter Lupton has loved seeing stories told on the big screen. He still sees movies regularly; in fact, that first big screen exposure to ancient culture with 1959's "Hercules" eventually guided Lupton to where he is now, helping to craft and tell stories of his own - the ultimate story: history - as the lead curator for the Milwaukee Public Museum's "Crossroads of Civilization," the museum's first new permanent exhibition in more than a decade.

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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.