Museums

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6 museum shows you can visit in your underwear

Published April 24, 2020

While you can't step through the doors of any Brew City museums these days, the magic of the internet means you can experience the exhibitions on view at these institutions from the comfort of your own home.

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Milwaukee Museum Week returns for a second straight year

Published Jan. 17, 2020

Representatives from 17 Brew City museums were on hand Friday morning to launch the second annual installment of Milwaukee Museum Week, which kicks off Saturday, Jan. 18 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 26.

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Milwaukee Museum Week returns in January

Published Dec. 10, 2019

The second annual Milwaukee Museum Week takes place Jan. 18-26 with fun events, interesting programs and special experiences to participate in at 17 Milwaukee museums.

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Grohmann Museum spotlights Milwaukee's industrial contributions

Published Sept. 30, 2019

Milwaukee School of Engineering's Grohmann Museum is a rare - unique, perhaps - temple to the rendering of industry and technology in art, full of paintings and sculptures of man and woman at work all around the world. The museum's new exhibition, "Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee," focuses the spotlight on its own hometown.

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Harley Museum show paints a picture of growth at Juneau Ave. HQ

Published Sept. 17, 2019

Harley's Juneau Avenue birthplace and headquarters underwent explosive growth over the years. That story is told through original architectural drawings and vintage photographs in the new H-D Museum exhibit, "Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidson's Juneau Avenue Factory."

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MCHS' Brew City MKE beer museum announces closing

Published Feb. 27, 2019

The Brew City MKE Beer Museum, which the Milwaukee County Historical Society opened in October 2017 as a pilot museum in a former restaurant space at The Shops of Grand Avenue, will close for good at last call on March 3, but could pop up again in a new location.

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New Warehouse art museum names curator

Published Feb. 4, 2019

Milwaukee art collectors Jan Serr and John Shannon opened their own museum in December, called The Warehouse, at 1635 W. St. Paul Ave. on a strip in the Menomonee Valley that has been seeing a lot of development lately, including a new furniture store, a craft brewery and more.

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Wisconsin Black Historical Society celebrates 30th anniversary

Published Sept. 30, 2018

Clayborn Benson has been sharing the history of black people in Wisconsin for three decades - and he recently described that history to dozens of visitors celebrating the museum's 30th anniversary, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Villa Terrace's first Thursday Night in the Garden is July 19

Published July 17, 2018

Thursday nights are about to get a little prettier in Milwaukee. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum will open the Demmer-Neptune Gate on July 19 for the first Thursday Night in the Garden, where the public can enjoy the beautiful Renaissance Garden and its Lake Michigan views.

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Take your mom to the Milwaukee Museum Mile on May 13 and win Mother's Day

Published May 10, 2018

The Milwaukee Museum Mile is hosting its seventh annual Museum Mile Day on May 13, conveniently coinciding with Mother's Day. This year, after taking mom out for brunch, head to the East Side for a Sunday afternoon filled with art, culture, history and scenic views.