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First look: Milwaukee Ballet's Baumgartner Center for Dance

Published Sept. 4, 2019

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.

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City commission gives Marcus Center temporary historic designation

Published Feb. 5, 2019

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.

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A peek in the old Pabst bottling house renovations

Published July 6, 2015

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.

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Two more awards for MOWA

Published May 20, 2014

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.

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New developments for Art Museum's expansion design

Published May 6, 2014

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.

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Museum of Wisconsin Art featured as "Building of the Week"

Published Dec. 13, 2013

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.

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Luminescent new MOWA lets Wisconsin artists shine

Published May 24, 2013

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.

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Urban spelunking: Eschweiler buildings on the County Grounds

Published Sept. 18, 2012

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.