Museum

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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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Chicago's nascent Brewseum launches debut show, with nods to Brew City

Published May 6, 2019

Like a craft brewery hoping to create a buzz and ramp up production, Chicago's Brewseum is starting out small, doing a collaboration brew while it works to find a permanent home. The first exhibition, "Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City," includes some great Milwaukee materials, and is on view now at the Field Museum in the Windy City.

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Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Discovery World partner on new exhibit

Published July 16, 2018

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is partnering with Discovery World on a new exhibit that will celebrate the state's past, present and future sports heroes. The new exhibit at the museum will open on Jan. 24, 2019, in conjunction with the Hall of Fame's 69th anniversary induction.

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$2 million We Energies grant fuels new energy exhibit at Discovery World

Published March 20, 2018

Thanks to a $2 million grant from the We Energies Foundation, Discovery World will get a new immersive energy exhibition called "Power On" that will show how a variety of forms of energy are generated and transformed and how these processes make the world go 'round.

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MAM opens new Winslow Homer exhibition

Published March 1, 2018

In its new major show, Milwaukee Art Museum takes a different look at one of America's most beloved painters. "Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England" opened on March 1 and runs through May 20.

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Betty Brinn Museum's popular "Big League Fun" exhibit extended

Published Dec. 2, 2016

The new Big League Fun exhibit at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum debuted on Nov. 18 and has been so popular among families that it's already been extended to next March. Milwaukee is the exhibit's first stop on a traveling, four-year national tour.

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Christensen isn't horsing around with latest museum project

Published March 5, 2015

Wendy Christensen, the Milwaukee Public Museum's taxidermist / artist, is best known for her recreation of Samson, the beloved gorilla from the Milwaukee County Zoo. Most recently, however, she constructed two life-sized, detailed Arabian horses for the museum's new exhibit, "Crossroads of Civilization."

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Jewish Museum's "Jews Who Rock" ready to take the stage

Published April 26, 2014

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee - located inside the Helfaer Community Service Building at 1360 N. Prospect Ave. - is ready to rock. For the last several months, the museum has been prepping and tuning up its latest exhibit, "Jews Who Rock," a quick stroll through rock `n' roll history and the role Jews played in its thunderous ascent to popularity.

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Goodbye, "witch's house"

Published March 27, 2014

No Milwaukee high school experience, including my own, was complete without a trip or two to the "witch's house."

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Familiar images lead viewers into Skreber's abstraction

Published Nov. 7, 2013

Milwaukee Art Museum's series of Currents exhibitions is now in its 31st year and Thursday, Nov. 7, the 36th installment - "Currents 36: Dirk Skreber" - opens at MAM with a 6:15 p.m. exhibition talk by the artist. Skreber, who is best known for his work showing crashed cars, is represented here by an outdoor sculpture to the east of the Calatrava building, but also by a selection of his large-scale paintings in the Contemporary Galleries and by his 30-minute video, "Turgidity," which is making its U.S. premiere here.