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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.


The Truth: Journalism is not a crime

Published Dec. 29, 2014

The fact that journalists are held in prisons or are killed for doing their work in 2014 is sickening. We need to push for a better day, where the public's right to know is greater than anything else we may hold dear.


Cleopatra for Christmas

Published Nov. 14, 2011

Last month "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" opened at Milwaukee Public Museum and it's a winner for anyone with an interest in ancient Egpyt and/or one of history's most interesting and alluring characters. MPM is offering a gift pack for the holidays.


Cleopatra rises from the sea and lands in Milwaukee

Published Oct. 17, 2011

Thanks to the new exhibit, "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," which opened Friday and runs through April 29 at Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukeeans can now get a closer look at the myths and realities of the legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII.

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Recall, Arab style

If only Egypt had a constitution like Wisconsin's,  the presidency of  Mohamed Morsi  could have ended with a petition and a special election instead of a mob in Tahrir Square and a military coup.  But Egypt is an Arab state, not  a badger state, so the latter scenario pr...

Egypt: Then and Now

In Jewish liturgy Egypt  is primarily  a  place to get out of.  Tomorrow night  Jews the world over will be celebrating the "Exodus from Egypt" at their  Passover seders.  But as a free people,  Jews began returning to Egypt after the de...

Democracy: Path to Peace?

Philosopher Immanuel Kant once wrote that  the majority of people would never go to war, except in self-defense.  If so, an increase in democracy should lead to a more peaceful world.  President Woodrow Wilson made this principle a key goal in World War I.The history of the past ce...

Cleopatra comes to Milwaukee

My Tuesdays and Thursdays are typically spent at the Milwaukee Public Museum, doing the Exhibits Intern thing. As I've mentioned before, this sometimes means cleaning life-sized models of dinosaurs. Most commonly, it involves me at a desk, headphones in, plowing through some project that needs ...

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