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Articles tagged with 'Museums'

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Port Exploreum is more than a museum

Published Jan. 4, 2016

What do you call a museum that's sorta not a museum? If you're the Port Washington Historical Society, you call your new hands-on Lake Michigan experience the Port Exploreum, which offers three stories of permanent and changing exhibits that focus on Lake Michigan.

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Who was Betty Brinn?

Published Dec. 15, 2015

Here's the scoop on the amazing Betty Brinn, namesake of the Betty Brinn Children's Museum in Downtown Milwaukee.

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Meet "Granny" from The Streets Of Old Milwaukee

Published Dec. 11, 2015

The Streets Of Old Milwaukee reopens today in the Milwaukee Public Museum. We stopped by for a sneak peek and for a chat with "Granny," who has sat in a rocking chair on the porch of her house for 50 years.

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Harley Museum show traces the life and work of Hog icon Willie G. Davidson

Published June 12, 2015

This weekend, the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., launches its summer exhibit, which focuses on the life and work of Willie G. Davidson, grandson of one of the founders of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle company. Thanks to his creative design work and his efforts to buy back the company from AMF in 1981, Willie is, himself, an icon to Hog enthusiasts.

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Betty Brinn Children's Museum receives gift of more than $1.2 million

Published June 9, 2015

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization, today announced it received a more than $1.2 million gift from a local anonymous donor. The donation is only the second seven-figure unrestricted contribution to the museum in its 20-year history.

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Haggerty Museum of Art announces summer 2015 exhibition lineup

Published May 21, 2015

The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University will present three exhibitions featuring the permanent collection "Construction Fence" by Keith Haring and others inspired by its concept. "Current Tendencies IV: Topography Transformed," "Out of the Vaults: Keith Haring" and "On View(s): Highlights from the Permanent Collection" open on Thursday, June 18 and run through Sunday, August 30.

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Marquette names new Haggerty Museum of Art director

Published May 15, 2015

This afternoon, Marquette University announced that Susan Longhenry - currently the director of the University of New Mexico affiliated Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, N.M. - has been named as the new director of the Haggerty Museum of Art.

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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.