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Articles tagged with 'Museums'

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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.

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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.