After years of jockeying for space at its long-time former home in Walker's Point everyone at the Milwaukee Ballet - including the six new company dancers - has moved into the sparkling new Baumgartner Center for Dance at 128 N. Jackson St. in the Third Ward.
On Monday afternoon, the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission took up the petition filed in January for the temporary historic designation of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in hopes of preserving grove of chestnut trees on the plaza between the center and Kilbourn Avenue.
In June, Milwaukee Ballet broke ground on a new 52,000-square foot home in the Third Ward, on land it purchased from the nearby Italian Community Center in 2016. We recently went inside for a sneak peek.
Tenants have already started moving into the third phase of The North End complex along North Water Street, and the Fresh Thyme Market is shaping up to open next month. We got a peek inside.
A year before it is slated to open in the former Pabst Brewery's Building 29, the new international student housing development under construction at 10th and Highland was open Monday for peek into the progress.
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) received two prestigious building awards within the last two weeks: a 2014 Honor Award for Design Excellence from AIA Wisconsin and a Top Project of 2013 Award from The Daily Reporter.
A revised design of the eastern end of the Milwaukee County War Memorial will be revealed at the Lakefront Development Advisory Commission at 5:30 p.m. today. The meeting is open to the public.
The new Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) building, located in West Bend, is currently being highlighted as the "Building of the Week" by American-Architects.com. The feature, originally posted this past Monday, is a part of the website's "2013 50x50 - 50 States in 50 Weeks" series.
Difficult as it is to imagine now that I've seen the place, I was almost a bit worried I might have trouble spotting the new Museum of Wisconsin Art on my first visit recently. Turns out there's no way I could miss Hammel Green & Abrahamson architect Jim Shields' luminescent West Bend building, the pointed prow of which seems to make a statement by aiming itself not southeast toward Milwaukee, but northwest, toward the broader expanse of the state.
From the view I usually have of them, the four remaining Agricultural College buildings designed by Alexander Eschweiler and erected in 1911-12, are a mystery. They're perched above Swan Boulevard in a position that suggests respect. But they're also obscured from the road because they're peeking out from trees and overgrown tangles of weeds, lurking like escaped prisoners hiding from their fate.