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Herzfeld Foundation Endows Curator of Photography and Media Arts Position at Milwaukee Art Museum
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Herzfeld Foundation Endows Curator of Photography and Media Arts Position at Milwaukee Art Museum

$3.5 million commitment continues the Herzfeld investment in highlighting photography at the Museum, and a steady trend of endowed positions at the institution.

Urban sculpture installation to debut along Wisconsin Avenue in June
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Urban sculpture installation to debut along Wisconsin Avenue in June

Featuring 22 sculptures by 21 artists, the pieces will be positioned along Wisconsin Avenue from 6th Street to O’Donnell Park.

Plenty of Horne: New Public Museum Cost Is $150 Million
Plenty of Horne

New Public Museum Cost Is $150 Million

Seeks $50 million each from county, state and private donors.

Northwestern Mutual Furthers Its Commitment to Milwaukee with More Than $700,000 in Grants to Area Cultural Attractions
Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Hosts April Gallery Night Exhibit and Event April 21
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Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Hosts April Gallery Night Exhibit and Event April 21

Local artist’s works will be displayed at the InterContinental Milwaukee; The Pfister Hotel’s current and past Artist in Residence and current Narrator-in-Residence will showcase their works during Gallery Night

Now Serving: New Italian, Mexican, Ramen Restaurants
Now Serving

New Italian, Mexican, Ramen Restaurants

Dorsia on Brady St., Yokohama on East Side, new BelAir in Brookfield.

Milwaukee Art Museum hires new executive chef
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Milwaukee Art Museum hires new executive chef

Zak Groh to take over Museum’s culinary program

How the Arts Can Change City

How the Arts Can Change City

Panelists discuss importance, future of arts in Milwaukee urban life.

Bucks Partner with Prostar to Provide State-Of-The-Art Flooring for New Training Center
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Bucks Partner with Prostar to Provide State-Of-The-Art Flooring for New Training Center

In addition to the basketball court surfaces, Prostar will meet the team’s flooring needs throughout the new Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center.

Dining: Café Calatrava Is a Lovely Experience
Dining

Café Calatrava Is a Lovely Experience

Unique atmosphere and fine food. But its chef is moving on.

Conference will examine art, aesthetics and the future of urban life, April 5-7
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Conference will examine art, aesthetics and the future of urban life, April 5-7

Ten scholars, including experts from Beijing; Rio de Janiero; Helsinki; Berlin; Hong Kong; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Washington, D.C., will give presentations.

April brings poster exhibition, popular Easter brunch to Milwaukee Art Museum
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April brings poster exhibition, popular Easter brunch to Milwaukee Art Museum

Free admission April 1 and 2 with a Sendik’s “Red Bag”

Museum of Wisconsin Art to Dedicate Museum-wide Gallery Space for Tom Bamberger’s <em>Hyperphotographic</em> Retrospective
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Museum of Wisconsin Art to Dedicate Museum-wide Gallery Space for Tom Bamberger’s Hyperphotographic Retrospective

Bamberger’s works now straddled the line between traditional photography and contemporary art.

Now Serving: New Thai Place in Riverwest
Now Serving

New Thai Place in Riverwest

Plus: Downtown gets new cafe and new tavern with beer garden.

Ambassador Hotel Announces Hire of Chef Jason Gorman as Culinary Director
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Ambassador Hotel Announces Hire of Chef Jason Gorman as Culinary Director

Milwaukee’s historic hotel reveals appointment of local talent from Art Museum

NEWaukeean of the Week: Alex Nowakowski
NEWaukeean of the Week

Alex Nowakowski

"I love my hometown city so much that I majored in Milwaukee history at UWM."

Art: Private Collections of the Wealthy
Art

Private Collections of the Wealthy

"Milwaukee Collects" at Milwaukee Art Museum offers great works by local collectors.

House Confidential: A Millionaire’s Neoclassical Mansion
House Confidential

A Millionaire’s Neoclassical Mansion

$1.7 million East Side mansion where Fred Miller grew up is architectural gem.

Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes spring with annual Art in Bloom weekend
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Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes spring with annual Art in Bloom weekend

The popular four-day event featuring floral art, a marketplace and fashion show returns March 23–26

The Pfister® Hotel Names Margaret Muza Next Aritst-In-Residence
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The Pfister® Hotel Names Margaret Muza Next Aritst-In-Residence

Ninth Artist-in-Residence Succeeds Pamela Anderson

Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition Explores Breadth of Region’s Private Art Treasures, Many Never Seen Before
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Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition Explores Breadth of Region’s Private Art Treasures, Many Never Seen Before

Milwaukee Collects celebrates our community’s love of art and art collecting

Work by local student artists featured in annual Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition
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Work by local student artists featured in annual Milwaukee Art Museum exhibition

Students receive national recognition through Scholastic Art Awards

Milwaukee Art Museum offers visitors another year of Meijer free admission days
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Milwaukee Art Museum offers visitors another year of Meijer free admission days

Monthly free day and extended hours have switched to Thursdays in 2017

Classical: Winter Winds Shall Blow
Classical

Winter Winds Shall Blow

Milwaukee Musaik presents an (almost) all-wind instrument concert with fun works.

Plenty of Horne: New Summerfest Name, New Amphitheater
Plenty of Horne

New Summerfest Name, New Amphitheater

American Family gets naming rights to Summerfest, helps pay for amphitheater.

Milwaukee Art Museum Opens New Exhibitions to Engage Visitors this Winter
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Milwaukee Art Museum Opens New Exhibitions to Engage Visitors this Winter

From a contemporary site-specific installation, to photographs and videos of New York City street life, to icons from the Layton Art Collection, there’s an abundance of art to explore

Art: The Wisconsin That Was
Art

The Wisconsin That Was

Artist Terese Agnew’s powerful exhibit celebrates, laments state’s progressive past.

Plenty of Horne: Locals Join March on Washington
Plenty of Horne

Locals Join March on Washington

Megan Holbrook calls on locals to join Women's March on Washington.

Milwaukee Art Museum Receives Historic Gift of More Than 500 Jules Chéret Works
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Milwaukee Art Museum Receives Historic Gift of More Than 500 Jules Chéret Works

Susee and James L. Wiechmann will also underwrite new prints and drawings curator

CAVT Welcomes Shana McCaw as Senior Curator
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CAVT Welcomes Shana McCaw as Senior Curator

Over the last 16 years McCaw has brought innovative ideas to a multitude of institutions.

Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Creative Director
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Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Creative Director

New hire brings a wealth of design experience to Museum leadership team; will work to create a fresh visual experience

Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art provides interactive educational experience at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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Paper Play: Kindergarten to Contemporary Art provides interactive educational experience at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Kohl’s Art Generation Gallery inspires unique art making, play and enhanced cognitive growth

Murphy’s Law: Symphony Move Huge for Downtown
Murphy’s Law

Symphony Move Huge for Downtown

A big win for the orchestra and Downtown, with a minor impact on Marcus Center.

UWM Dean elected a Royal Institute of British Architects fellow
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UWM Dean elected a Royal Institute of British Architects fellow

Bob Greenstreet joins 29 other newly named fellows of RIBA.

Art: Beth Lipman’s Magical Thinking
Art

Beth Lipman’s Magical Thinking

She creates little worlds of glistening glass sculptures that leave you entranced yet puzzled.

The Nutcracker is the gift that keeps giving
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The Nutcracker is the gift that keeps giving

Milwaukee’s magical holiday tradition returns to brighten the holiday season

13 Short Facts About The Domes

13 Short Facts About The Domes

Domes task force presented with data that reveals much about the popular attraction.

Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates the season with exciting events and extended hours in December
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Milwaukee Art Museum celebrates the season with exciting events and extended hours in December

Family-friendly activities, dining, shopping make Museum ideal spot for holiday fun

Holiday gifts at the Milwaukee Art Museum to suit every taste
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Holiday gifts at the Milwaukee Art Museum to suit every taste

Museum Store offers one-of-a-kind gifts and brand new Museum gift card in-store and online

Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade offers Milwaukee Art Museum visitors calm in the holiday storm
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Nature and Opulence: The Art of Martin Johnson Heade offers Milwaukee Art Museum visitors calm in the holiday storm

Masterpieces by one of the most important American artists of the 19th century convey warmth and sheer beauty

Potawatomi Hotel & Casio to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month During November
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Potawatomi Hotel & Casio to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month During November

The property will feature a number of special events where guests can experience Native American art, history, culture, food and more.

Classical: Angst, Horror & Fun!
Classical

Angst, Horror & Fun!

Present Music's spooky concert complements museum's German Expressionist show.

Milwaukee Art Museum chief curator to take director position at Florida museum
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Milwaukee Art Museum chief curator to take director position at Florida museum

Brady Roberts’ last day at the Museum is October 21.

Present Music Kicks Off Milwaukee Art Museum Special Exhibit with ANGST, HORROR & FUN
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Present Music Kicks Off Milwaukee Art Museum Special Exhibit with ANGST, HORROR & FUN

Continuing its 35th Anniversary Season, Present Music, Milwaukee’s devilishly dark and devious new music pioneers, revel in a night of cinematic and musical terror with ANGST, HORROR & FUN

City Streets: Cudahy’s Packed Avenues
City Streets

Cudahy’s Packed Avenues

Some cities name their streets after states or even wines, but Cudahy took a meatier approach.

Milwaukee Art Museum offers unique ways to celebrate the harvest season
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Milwaukee Art Museum offers unique ways to celebrate the harvest season

October also brings the opening of a new exhibition.

Milwaukee Ballet Opens Season with a Pair of Majestic One-Act Ballets
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Milwaukee Ballet Opens Season with a Pair of Majestic One-Act Ballets

Stunning Scheherazade appears alongside picturesque Angels in the Architecture, Oct 20-23

Milwaukee Public Schools partners with four nationally recognized artists through White House arts initiative
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Milwaukee Public Schools partners with four nationally recognized artists through White House arts initiative

Turnaround Arts artists to work with students in four district schools

Foundation continues Gifts to the Community with free admission to lakefront sites
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Foundation continues Gifts to the Community with free admission to lakefront sites

The Foundation’s Gifts to the Community are being presented this year in partnership with Fund for Lake Michigan.

Plenty of Horne: Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM
Plenty of Horne

Inside New Jan Serr Studio at UWM

Doors Open site will also host Milwaukee Film Festival Party.

Op-Ed: Will Some County Parks Be Closed?
Op-Ed

Will Some County Parks Be Closed?

Survey from Abele administration offers this as possible solution. But why?

Glass art depicts timeless portraits of humanity
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Glass art depicts timeless portraits of humanity

Exclusive exhibit makes only Midwest stop in Milwaukee

Classical: You Can Go Home Again
Classical

You Can Go Home Again

Present Music revives five works it commissioned, two by Milwaukee natives.

Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations
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Disney’s Queen of Katwe and Academy Award-Winners Highlight Spotlight Presentations

Festival opens with Life, Animated from Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Milwaukee 53206: A Community Serves Time returns to Milwaukee after sold-out June premiere

Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Aug. 19-Sept. 11
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Watercolors on View at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Aug. 19-Sept. 11

Watercolors by Terry A. Fischer will be on display Aug. 19–Sept. 11 in the Garden House.

Wild Space Dance Company Announces 30th Season
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Wild Space Dance Company Announces 30th Season

Wild Space Dance Company will celebrate its 30th season in Milwaukee with two major performances

Artist Collective Brings “Truth Booth” to Lynden, August 19
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Artist Collective Brings “Truth Booth” to Lynden, August 19

Lynden Sculpture Garden a Stop on Nationwide In Search of the Truth Tour

Milwaukee Art Museum announces new museum library at historic Judge Jason Downer mansion
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Milwaukee Art Museum announces new museum library at historic Judge Jason Downer mansion

The three-story Judge Jason Downer mansion was designed by architect Edward Townsend Mix and built in 1874.

Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues
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Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues

Annual event for Milwaukee-based financial security company to pump about $12.9 million into local economy

Dijkstra’s recent video installations to debut at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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Dijkstra’s recent video installations to debut at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Over the past 30 years, Dijkstra has produced a sensitive and eloquent body of photographic and video work.

Foundation’s Nohl Fund grants $338,000 toward area arts programs
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Foundation’s Nohl Fund grants $338,000 toward area arts programs

The Mary L. Nohl fund has made grants of more than $7 million since 2001 in support of visual arts and arts education in the metropolitan area.

Old Masters from Private Collections opens at Milwaukee Art Museum July 29
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Old Masters from Private Collections opens at Milwaukee Art Museum July 29

Exhibition affords a rare look at art from local collections

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections
Press Release

2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals First List of Official Selections

Milwaukee Film announces new Latinx diaspora program and film festival venues

July brings film, food, and family-fun events to the Museum!
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July brings film, food, and family-fun events to the Museum!

The Museum is open Monday–Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays until 8 p.m.

Present Music Brings Contemporary Music to Milwaukee and the World for 35 Years
Thirteen Milwaukee-area Artists Chosen for Arts and Rivers Contest
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Thirteen Milwaukee-area Artists Chosen for Arts and Rivers Contest

Artwork to be displayed this week at the Tory Folliard Gallery in the Historic Third Ward

National Gun Violence Awareness Day
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National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Turning Wisconsin Orange to Help End Gun Violence

Plenty of Horne: Mayor’s Design Awards
Plenty of Horne

Mayor’s Design Awards

The 2016 Mayor's Design Awards recognized projects from every corner of the city.

House Confidential: Architect Jim Shields’ Home Is… Okay
House Confidential

Architect Jim Shields’ Home Is… Okay

The city's best architect lives in a... solid East Side home. But those plaster cracks!

Summerfest Offers Fun Activities for the Whole Family
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Summerfest Offers Fun Activities for the Whole Family

Offering free or discounted admission each day of the festival, Summerfest is a budget-friendly opportunity for families to enjoy a day at Milwaukee’s lakefront.

City Streets: Lincoln Memorial Dr. Was Under Water
City Streets

Lincoln Memorial Dr. Was Under Water

A 20-year landfill project created the road and the city’s waterfront playground.

House Confidential: Donald Baumgartner’s Princely Mansion
House Confidential

Donald Baumgartner’s Princely Mansion

The generous plutocrat's River Hills home is fit to entertain a prince, and actually did.

Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Director
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Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New Director

Marcelle Polednik selected from field of dozens of national candidates; poised to harness Museum’s momentum

Donna and Donald Baumgartner make historic endowment gift to Milwaukee Art Museum
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Donna and Donald Baumgartner make historic endowment gift to Milwaukee Art Museum

$8 million gift dedicated to support Museum Director; largest gift ever made to institution’s endowment

City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $217,000 to 33 arts organizations
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City of Milwaukee Arts Board awards $217,000 to 33 arts organizations

Grantees will be honored June 14 at a 4:30 p.m. reception in the atrium of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts followed by an awards program and celebration at 5 p.m.

Murphy’s Law: The Generosity of Donald Baumgartner
Murphy’s Law

The Generosity of Donald Baumgartner

The manufacturing CEO shares the wealth with those who made him rich: his employees.

Celebrate Kohl’s Family Day and Kohl’s Captivation Station at Summerfest 2016
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Celebrate Kohl’s Family Day and Kohl’s Captivation Station at Summerfest 2016

As part of Kohl’s Family Day, on Sunday, July 3 from noon – 3 p.m., the first 2,500 patrons who donate three non-perishable food items for kids will receive one FREE Summerfest admission ticket valid for that day.

Artist’s first major museum exhibition explores photography in the Internet age
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Artist’s first major museum exhibition explores photography in the Internet age

Milwaukee Art Museum debuts Penelope Umbrico: Future Perfect May 5

New Milwaukee Art Museum Membership Offers More Access to Area Families
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New Milwaukee Art Museum Membership Offers More Access to Area Families

“Family Access Membership” available starting May 15

Remembering Jon Erickson

Remembering Jon Erickson

The late performance artist and professor had a big impact on Milwaukee’s cultural scene.

County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program
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County Executive Chris Abele Announces That Summerfest Will Join Milwaukee County’s Purple Heart Pass Program

Purple Heart Recipients to Receive Eight Free Admissions to Summerfest

Roy Staab: Nature In Three Parts
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Roy Staab: Nature In Three Parts

June 2–September 18, 2016

In Public: New, Improved, 40% More Art!
In Public

New, Improved, 40% More Art!

The art museum’s new reinstallation promises much more and, alas, delivers.

County Board Achieves Passage of Key Initiatives
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County Board Achieves Passage of Key Initiatives

A special meeting of the County Board will be held to consider vetoes by the County Executive on March 24.

Duel Over the Domes

Duel Over the Domes

Abele and county board creating dueling committees to address damaged domes.

Murphy’s Law: Can Art Museum Afford O’Donnell Park?
Murphy’s Law

Can Art Museum Afford O’Donnell Park?

Deal sounds almost too good to be true. Here's a reality check.

Eyes on Milwaukee: MAM Offers To Buy O’Donnell Park, War Memorial
Eyes on Milwaukee

MAM Offers To Buy O’Donnell Park, War Memorial

County taxpayers will save at least $9 million in non-cash transaction.

O’Donnell Property Agreement with the Milwaukee Art Museum is a WIN/WIN.
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O’Donnell Property Agreement with the Milwaukee Art Museum is a WIN/WIN.

In late 2015, not satisfied with the plan negotiated by the County Executive, the County Board chose to reimagine the O’Donnell plaza and garage proposal.

Chairman Lipscomb Advances Public-to-Public Partnership Between Milwaukee County and Milwaukee Art Museum on O’Donnell Park
Awaken the Sense, Welcome Spring at Milwaukee Art Museum’s Annual “Art in Bloom”
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Awaken the Sense, Welcome Spring at Milwaukee Art Museum’s Annual “Art in Bloom”

The popular floral spectacle, marketplace and fashion show returns March 17-20

Domes Are An International Star

Domes Are An International Star

They are a tourist and architectural attraction. Yet there’s talk of tearing them down.

The Pfister Names Pamela Anderson as Next Artist in Residence
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The Pfister Names Pamela Anderson as Next Artist in Residence

Her process utilizes large mops, tools and huge brushes to puddle, drip and scrape the surfaces of her work.

10 Reasons To Save The Domes

10 Reasons To Save The Domes

Their impact on city culture and image is immense.

The Westin Milwaukee Slated to open in 2017 on the US Bank Campus at the Heart of the City’s Bustling Downtown
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The Westin Milwaukee Slated to open in 2017 on the US Bank Campus at the Heart of the City’s Bustling Downtown

The hotel will be owned by Milwaukee-based Jackson Street Holdings, LLC

<em>Threshold</em> Closing Artist Talks and Panel Discussion Saturday, February 27, 2016 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Threshold Closing Artist Talks and Panel Discussion Saturday, February 27, 2016 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Threshold has sparked dialogue about the artwork on display as well as the future of house museums in contemporary society.

Mold Making and Slip-Casting Workshop with Threshold Sculptor Jeremy Hatch
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Mold Making and Slip-Casting Workshop with Threshold Sculptor Jeremy Hatch

Friday, February 26, 2016 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

NEWaukeeans of the Week: Nathalie Clément & Laurabel Clément
NEWaukeeans of the Week

Nathalie Clément & Laurabel Clément

"We share events, activities, secret addresses, hidden gems about the city, in French…"

Independent Campaign of Attorney Jean Kies for Judge Grows with Key Endorsements
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Independent Campaign of Attorney Jean Kies for Judge Grows with Key Endorsements

I pledge to campaign hard for a Wisconsin steered by Justice for All.

Soundscape Tours with <i>Threshold</i> Artist Michael Bettine
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Soundscape Tours with Threshold Artist Michael Bettine

Saturday, February 13, 2016

House Confidential: National Avenue’s House of Artists
House Confidential

National Avenue’s House of Artists

Including current owner Tom Bamberger and former tenants like painter Carri Skoczek.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside The Buckler Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside The Buckler Apartments

11 stories, 207 units and countless styles, shapes and price points for apartments.

A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography
Press Release

A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography

January 22 to March 19, 2016 at two venues.

Charles Allis Art Museum Announces <I>Threshold</I> Programming Through February 28, 2016
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Charles Allis Art Museum Announces Threshold Programming Through February 28, 2016

The schedule of upcoming programming through the conclusion of the exhibition.

Charles Allis Art Museum Announces Extended Saturday Happy Hours Through February 28, 2016
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Charles Allis Art Museum Announces Extended Saturday Happy Hours Through February 28, 2016

Enjoy our premium beverage service while seeing Threshold

In Public: Guided By the Light
In Public

Guided By the Light

Jim Shields’ iridescent addition to the Art Museum gets better the more you look at it.

January Highlights at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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January Highlights at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Last chance to see acclaimed photography exhibition Larry Sultan: Here and Home, and first glimpse of Wisconsin's most talented young artists

Murphy’s Law: The Man Who Cried Anti-Semitism
Murphy’s Law

The Man Who Cried Anti-Semitism

How the media amplified dumb attack on public sculpture and why Shorewood took it down.

A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography
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A Person is a Noun: Contemporary Portrait Photography

January 22 to March 19, 2016 at two venues.

Weekly Happy Hour: Safe House Does Do Deals
Weekly Happy Hour

Safe House Does Do Deals

Even if you’re not a spy, you get cut-rate wine and beer on week nights, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Milwaukee Art Museum offers free admission, late hours New Year’s Day thanks to Meijer Free First Fridays
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Milwaukee Art Museum offers free admission, late hours New Year’s Day thanks to Meijer Free First Fridays

Monthly free day and extended hours switch to Fridays in 2016

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

WCD Board Says No Twice to Abele

Board won’t take over Marcus Center and won’t form committee to study idea. Might consider by 2020.

Photo Gallery: 500 Black Tuxedos On the Town
Photo Gallery

500 Black Tuxedos On the Town

Hundreds of super sharp young men and mentors donned tuxes for a day of activities.

Murphy’s Law: Do Millennials Oppose the Streetcar?
Murphy’s Law

Do Millennials Oppose the Streetcar?

Not really, but a new survey is fueling misunderstandings. What do millennials really want?

Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center
Citation

Historical Society could get cash first pitched for Marcus Center

Now Serving: Eat Thanksgiving on Hyatt’s 20th Floor
Now Serving

Eat Thanksgiving on Hyatt’s 20th Floor

Hotel's high-rise restaurant returns -- with turkey. And the Oakland Ave. Pizza War Part II.

In Public: The Design Competition That Wasn’t
In Public

The Design Competition That Wasn’t

Lakefront Gateway competition picked a team, not a design. So what will that mean for the lakefront?

Highly Anticipated Opening of Milwaukee Art Museum’s Renovated Collection Galleries Set for November 24
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Highly Anticipated Opening of Milwaukee Art Museum’s Renovated Collection Galleries Set for November 24

Restored, Reinstalled, and Reimagined Museum Delivers a New Future for the Iconic Milwaukee Institution and a Visitor Experience to Match the New Space

Murphy’s Law: Still Controversy Over Art Museum Addition
Murphy’s Law

Still Controversy Over Art Museum Addition

Journal Sentinel offers inaccurate account of how new addition got built. Here's the real story.

Milwaukee Art Museum Unveils New Addition

Milwaukee Art Museum Unveils New Addition

Glassy new addition to museum also creates more exhibition space. Here's a tour.

Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection
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Oak Leaf Trail Extension Bike-Chain-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection

Bridges along the corridor were instrumental in providing unimpeded access over I-43, Port Washington Road, Silver Spring Drive, the Milwaukee River Parkway, and the Milwaukee River.

“Top 15” Accelerator Celebrates its 7th Successful Program
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“Top 15” Accelerator Celebrates its 7th Successful Program

Five startups graduate from gener8tor's Milwaukee-­‐based program

Plenty of Horne: Lakefront Gateway Design Winner Named
Plenty of Horne

Lakefront Gateway Design Winner Named

Local firm Graef Selected for $23 million project to create a "beautiful" and "active" plaza.

Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit
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Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Calls for Transit Funding. If New Public Backing for Regional Cultural Assets is Approved

Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Design Competition Culminates with the Selection of the Graef Team
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Lakefront Gateway Plaza National Design Competition Culminates with the Selection of the Graef Team

Water, Year-Round Activity Featured Among Ideas

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $14.2 Million in Federal Funding for Milwaukee Streetcar Lakefront Line
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces $14.2 Million in Federal Funding for Milwaukee Streetcar Lakefront Line

Baldwin Helped Secure TIGER Grant Investment from U.S. Department of Transportation

Dan Keegan to leave Milwaukee Art Museum in May
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Dan Keegan to leave Milwaukee Art Museum in May

<i>Threshold</i> Opens at the Charles Allis Art Museum Thursday, November 5, 2015
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Threshold Opens at the Charles Allis Art Museum Thursday, November 5, 2015

Featuring Panel Discussion at 7 p.m.

Now Serving: Oakland Avenue Pizza War?
Now Serving

Oakland Avenue Pizza War?

New Sal's pizzeria will compete with Lisa's and Carini's Conca D'Or.

Chicago developer buys downtown Milwaukee post office building
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Chicago developer buys downtown Milwaukee post office building

Twelfth Annual Nohl Fellowship Exhibition Opens at INOVA, October 9
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Twelfth Annual Nohl Fellowship Exhibition Opens at INOVA, October 9

Each autumn, the Nohl exhibition affords us an opportunity to stop and consider what it means to be an artist in greater Milwaukee at a specific moment in time.

Next Door Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Free Books to Milwaukee Children in Need
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Next Door Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Free Books to Milwaukee Children in Need

Books for Kids October 7 event honors Kellner and Harley-Davidson

Door County Artists Set Background For Lation Arts’ Annual Noche De Gala Celebration
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Door County Artists Set Background For Lation Arts’ Annual Noche De Gala Celebration

Latino Arts’ annual Noche de Gala is a showcase and celebration of cultural arts education featuring an array of local and regional talents.

14 Fun Facts About the Port of Milwaukee

14 Fun Facts About the Port of Milwaukee

Everything you wanted to know about the city’s most entrepreneurial department.

2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Return of Art + Artists Program
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2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Reveals Return of Art + Artists Program

Featuring U.S. Premiere of a Documentary of a Celebrated Latin American Artist. New This Year is a Showcase Highlighting Award-Winning Media Artist

NEWaukeean of the Week: Sara Daleiden
NEWaukeean of the Week

Sara Daleiden

"I adore the history of and ongoing investment in public space in this city."

Van Gogh Live
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Van Gogh Live

Written and Performed by Terrence James Coffman at the Charles Allis Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Murphy’s Law: Is Abele Dumping the Marcus Center?
Murphy’s Law

Is Abele Dumping the Marcus Center?

Its takeover by new “Super District” running Bucks arena looks fishy.

Visual Art: The Artist as Rebel
Visual Art

The Artist as Rebel

Milwaukee Art Museum’s “Modern Rebels” is a wonderful if rather diffuse show.

Public-To-Public Partnership Between Milwaukee Art Museum and County on O’Donnell Park is “Moving Forward”
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Public-To-Public Partnership Between Milwaukee Art Museum and County on O’Donnell Park is “Moving Forward”

Report to Parks Committee Shows MAM Taking Critical Steps Forward on O’Donnell Park

Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues
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Northwestern Mutual Annual Meeting Draws 10,000 to Milwaukee Venues

Annual event for Milwaukee-based financial security company to pump about $12.9 million into local economy

County Board retains power to act on O’Donnell Park sale
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County Board retains power to act on O’Donnell Park sale

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Responds to Proposals that Would Wipe-Out Public Transparency and Erase Checks and Balances in Milwaukee County Government
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Responds to Proposals that Would Wipe-Out Public Transparency and Erase Checks and Balances in Milwaukee County Government

Requests that Assembly and Senate Remove Item #67 in Motion #999 from the State Budget

Milwaukee Trolley Loop adds vehicle and extends hours for July 3rd service
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Milwaukee Trolley Loop adds vehicle and extends hours for July 3rd service

Downtown service to assist in alleviating congestion during Summerfest and U.S. Bank Fireworks

NEWaukeean of the Week: Krista Renfrew
NEWaukeean of the Week

Krista Renfrew

"I think the city is at this wonderfully exciting time when the next generation is starting to take leadership roles and have a voice in their community."

Will Milwaukee Art Museum Buy O’Donnell Park?

Will Milwaukee Art Museum Buy O’Donnell Park?

Museum director Dan Keegan meets with county parks committee, but puts off decision.

Milwaukee Art Museum to decide in July whether to pursue O’Donnell Park takeover
House Confidential: The House That Song Lyrics Bought
House Confidential

The House That Song Lyrics Bought

The $1.6 million, Eschweiler-designed mansion is owned by Keith Mardek, owner of Hal Leonard Publishing, the world's leading sheet music publisher.

Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New President of Its Board of Trustees
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Milwaukee Art Museum Announces New President of Its Board of Trustees

Mr. Layden is a partner at Quarles & Brady and is a member of the firm’s Business Law Practice Group.

Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4
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Downtown’s summer trolley bells will toll again beginning June 4

The service will run Thursdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 4 through Sept. 5.

Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on the Future of O’Donnell Park
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Chairwoman Dimitrijevic Statement on the Future of O’Donnell Park

“I look forward to the results of these discussions as we move toward a new vision for the Milwaukee Art Museum and O’Donnell Park”

Milwaukee Arts Board awards $213,500 to 33 organizations
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Milwaukee Arts Board awards $213,500 to 33 organizations

Steve VandeZande and Lori Bauman named Friends of the Arts

Education and Transportation Top Concerns at Budget Forum

Education and Transportation Top Concerns at Budget Forum

Democratic legislators hold listening session in Milwaukee and get an earful.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Design Graduate takes over 3rd Ward Jewelry
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Design Graduate takes over 3rd Ward Jewelry

3rd Ward Jewelry is located at 241 N. Broadway, #1C in the historic arts & fashion district.

Plats and Parcels: Plans Proceed to Enhance Lakefront
Plats and Parcels

Plans Proceed to Enhance Lakefront

An internationally unique visitors center announced for Lakeshore State Park. And the Lakefront Gateway Project proceeds.

Plenty of Horne: De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

De Blasio Descends on Milwaukee

New York's mayor and crew of handlers and security came for his speech to state Democrats. Later he partied with local pols and local brews at Nick's House.

Celebrating 45 Years of Service & Building Brighter Futures by Creating a College Culture
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Celebrating 45 Years of Service & Building Brighter Futures by Creating a College Culture

Anniversary Celebration will honor Friends of the Hispanic Community & Badger Mutual Wall of Fame Awardees and Commemorate Expanded Partnerships to Benefit Students

Plats and Parcels: More Delays in Lakefront Development
Plats and Parcels

More Delays in Lakefront Development

County board's contradictory proposals on O'Donnell Park and court case affecting The Couture continue to stall potential development.

O’Donnell Talks: Nothing But Talk
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O’Donnell Talks: Nothing But Talk

County Board refuses to move forward on plans of compromise

Fresh Conversations to Begin on the Future of Downtown Lakefront and O’Donnell Park
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Fresh Conversations to Begin on the Future of Downtown Lakefront and O’Donnell Park

Discussions Between Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee County Aim to Create Public-to-Public Partnership That Serves All

Plenty of Horne: Sculpture Disappears from Downtown
Plenty of Horne

Sculpture Disappears from Downtown

The 36-foot-high, $200,000 work was installed by Blue Cross in 1978; new owner of property won't reply to calls, artist has no idea what happened to sculpture.

House Confidential: John Shannon’s Marvelous Marietta Mansion
House Confidential

John Shannon’s Marvelous Marietta Mansion

One of the great East Side homes, its history includes a remarkable cast of characters, almost a mini-history of Milwaukee elites.

VISIT Milwaukee Names Kristin Settle as new Director of Communications
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VISIT Milwaukee Names Kristin Settle as new Director of Communications

Kristin Settle will join the staff of VISIT Milwaukee as director of communications effective March 2.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Laure Gelis-Diaz
NEWaukeean of the Week

Laure Gelis-Diaz

"Coming from Paris, France, I used to walk EVERYWHERE…"

In Public: The Bus Stop That Isn’t
In Public

The Bus Stop That Isn’t

The Bay View “art stop” is neither art nor a good bus stop. For one-tenth the price, the city could have done far better.

How a Business Improvement District Helped South Side

How a Business Improvement District Helped South Side

Tortilla shop and Indian eatery among those benefitting from BID serving S. 13th St.

Milwaukee County Supervisors Introduce Measure to Repair O’Donnell Park
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Introduce Measure to Repair O’Donnell Park

Resolution Calls for Request for Proposals, Creation of Task Force to Develop Vision for Park Site

In Public: Why the Swing Park Failed
In Public

Why the Swing Park Failed

It became a comedy of errors, but raises serious questions about the city’s strategy for “creative placemaking.”

Friday Photos: Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion
Friday Photos

Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion

Crews have begun work on new exhibition space and lakefront entry for the museum, as our photos show.

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Nov. 3 at the Milwaukee Art Museum
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Nov. 3 at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Public Invited to Comment on 2015 Budget; Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Murphy’s Law: The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park
Murphy’s Law

The Tragedy of O’Donnell Park

The proposed sale to NML suggests the city has yet to learn from its folly in building this eyesore.

Will Northwestern Mutual Be the Partner Milwaukee County Needs?
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Will Northwestern Mutual Be the Partner Milwaukee County Needs?

Supervisor Patricia Jursik States One Piece Remains to be Added to Gain Her Support for the O’Donnell Sale: Deed Restricting the Southeast Quadrant to Protect the Continued Stewardship of the Lakefront

Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee Welcomes Public Input as it Begins Budget Review
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Finance, Personnel and Audit Committee Welcomes Public Input as it Begins Budget Review

Announces Public Hearing on October 20 at Milwaukee School of Languages

Veterans Job Fair Expands to Record Number of Employers
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Veterans Job Fair Expands to Record Number of Employers

The annual fall Milwaukee County Veterans Job Fair is the largest in the events history.

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Nov. 3 at the Milwaukee Art Museum
House Confidential: Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home
House Confidential

Tim Sheehy’s Traditional Home

He is working to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee for as long as he's lived in Fox Point.

Milwaukee Architecture: The Cream City’s Classic Churches
Milwaukee Architecture

The Cream City’s Classic Churches

Nothing better exemplifies the city’s architectural history than its cream brick churches.

Listening to Mitchell announces its Grand Opening on July 11th from 6-­8pm with an immersive audio installation at 723 W. Mitchell
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Listening to Mitchell announces its Grand Opening on July 11th from 6-­8pm with an immersive audio installation at 723 W. Mitchell

Thomsen & Carr launch multiple entry points to engage with public art installation

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors

VISIT Milwaukee announces its officers and Board of Directors for the business year 2014-15.

Downtown trolleys begin summer loop Thursday
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Downtown trolleys begin summer loop Thursday

Milwaukee Trolley Loop – Thursdays through Saturdays, June 5 – September 6, 2014

Plenty of Horne: Royal Right Wing Renovation
Plenty of Horne

Royal Right Wing Renovation

Bradley Foundation's third 19th century building, the Bloodgood Residence, will be renovated. And three candidates announce for open county supervisor seat.

Milwaukee Public Library’s Board of Trustees Approves Entering Negotiations with Grohmann Museum to Loan ‘The Bookworm’
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Milwaukee Public Library’s Board of Trustees Approves Entering Negotiations with Grohmann Museum to Loan ‘The Bookworm’

Museum will give $1 million to the library for rights to display the painting

Listening to Mitchell, an interactive public art project of image and sound by  Sonja Thomsen and Adam Carr, coming to Milwaukee’s Historic Mitchell Street
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Listening to Mitchell, an interactive public art project of image and sound by Sonja Thomsen and Adam Carr, coming to Milwaukee’s Historic Mitchell Street

Seven block temporary public artwork excavates street’s present through the act of listening

Back in the News: JS Critic Likes New Art Museum Addition
Back in the News

JS Critic Likes New Art Museum Addition

Schumacher gives it thumbs up but big issues remain.

In Public: What a Difference an Architect Makes
In Public

What a Difference an Architect Makes

Jim Shields’ new art museum design improves on his first, and saves the museum from itself.

Back in the News: Art Museum Drops Design, Re-Hires Shields
Back in the News

Art Museum Drops Design, Re-Hires Shields

In a remarkable turnabout, the Milwaukee Art Museum scraps its controversial design and brings back the city's leading museum architect.

VISIT Milwaukee Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week
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VISIT Milwaukee Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week

With “Tour Your Town” Campaign and Annual Meeting

Back in the News: Newspaper Critic Says Don’t Build Art Museum Addition
Back in the News

Newspaper Critic Says Don’t Build Art Museum Addition

Schumacher, Journal Sentinel critic, calls Milwaukee Art Museum’s design a “dose of dullness.”

Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5
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Downtown’s summer trolleys to ring again June 5

Downtown Milwaukee’s trolley service, the Milwaukee Trolley Loop presented by VISIT Milwaukee, will roll out Thursday, June 5.

Murphy’s Law: Why the Milwaukee Art Museum Changed Its Design
Murphy’s Law

Why the Milwaukee Art Museum Changed Its Design

Museum staff wanted more gallery space, even if it meant ruining Jim Shields design for the new addition.

ACLU of Wisconsin’s Annual Spring Gallery Night Event Explores Art and Privacy
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ACLU of Wisconsin’s Annual Spring Gallery Night Event Explores Art and Privacy

The ACLU of Wisconsin is delighted to announce that its annual Gallery Night exhibit will feature drawings by Thomas Gaudynski and prints by Nicolas Lampert.

In Public: Why the Art Museum Addition Must Not Be Built
In Public

Why the Art Museum Addition Must Not Be Built

This could be the biggest architectural mistake Milwaukee has ever made.

Milwaukee Art Museum announces new Curator of American and Decorative Arts
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Milwaukee Art Museum announces new Curator of American and Decorative Arts

The Milwaukee Art Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Ruud as the new Constance and Dudley J. Godfrey Jr. Curator of American Art and Decorative Arts

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Praises New Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion
Murphy’s Law: Top Architect Quit Project for Museum Addition
Murphy’s Law

Top Architect Quit Project for Museum Addition

Architect Jim Shields had falling out with Milwaukee Art Museum; new addition was designed by committee, not Shields.

In Public: The Resistible Rise of Public Art
In Public

The Resistible Rise of Public Art

More and more of it is scattered about the city. But how much of it does anyone actually like? 

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum
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County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic To Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Chat Sessions Designed to Discuss County Cultural, Recreational and Entertainment Needs

House Confidential: David Hatch’s Little Hideaway
House Confidential

David Hatch’s Little Hideaway

The Hatco owner has a city hideaway above a 6-car garage (built in 1907) that was the scene of a lurid, alleged assault.

Obituary: The Troubled Legacy of Tom Ament
Obituary

The Troubled Legacy of Tom Ament

Former county exec’s lucrative pension plan caused scandal, transformed Milwaukee politics, and led way for Scott Walker.

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic to Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum
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County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic to Hold “Coffee & Culture” Discussion March 14 at the Milwaukee Public Museum

Chat Sessions Designed to Discuss County Cultural, Recreational and Entertainment Needs

The Mingei Tradition in the Midwest: Warren Mackenzie and Beyond
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The Mingei Tradition in the Midwest: Warren Mackenzie and Beyond

Ceramics Exhibition Organized in Conjunction with NCECA Conference

French government official to visit MPS’ Milwaukee French Immersion School
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French government official to visit MPS’ Milwaukee French Immersion School

As it celebrates 35 years, MFIS is seeking quality seal from French government to help enhance student learning

FORWARD 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now Returns to the Charles Allis Art Museum
Species & Specimens March 19 – May 25
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Species & Specimens March 19 – May 25

Group show featuring artists spanning generations of faculty and alumni of the UWM Ceramics program

RadioMilwaukee Hires Linda Daley as CFO/COO, Peter Adams as Marketing & Promotions Manager
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RadioMilwaukee Hires Linda Daley as CFO/COO, Peter Adams as Marketing & Promotions Manager

New positions reflect station’s growth, focus on increasing listenership

City of Milwaukee Artist of the Year
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City of Milwaukee Artist of the Year

Evelyn Patricia Terry, an artist, educator, and curator, and Barbara Leigh, co-founder of what has become the Milwaukee Public Theatre, were named Artists of the Year, the Milwaukee Arts Board announced today.

In Public: How Weʼve Abandoned Dan Kiley
In Public

How Weʼve Abandoned Dan Kiley

The great landscape artistʼs work for the Milwaukee Art Museum is being diminished by neglect. Part II in a series.

Supervisor Russell Stamper II Calls for Transit to be Part of Capital Needs Discussion
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Supervisor Russell Stamper II Calls for Transit to be Part of Capital Needs Discussion

Says Arena and Cultural Amenities Should Not Be Only Focus of Discussion

Plenty of Horne: Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz
Plenty of Horne

Gwen Moore “Educates” Ted Cruz

Speaking at St. John's on the Lake, she talks about her conversation with Cruz, earmarks and voter ID.

Murphy’s Law: The Legacy of Betty Quadracci
Murphy’s Law

The Legacy of Betty Quadracci

Her impact on local journalism and the creation of Quad/Graphics was great -- and greatly underestimated.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Iesha Sturdivant
NEWaukeean of the Week

Iesha Sturdivant

"There is a unique culture here from all over the place, the east coast, the west coast and even the south."

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Today at 4 P.M.
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Budget Hearing Today at 4 P.M.

Milwaukee County War Memorial to Host Annual Event

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 p.m. on November 4
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 p.m. on November 4

The Milwaukee County Board will hold its annual public hearing for the 2014 County Budget at an earlier time, 4 p.m., on Monday, November 4, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, in the Memorial Hall on the third floor of the building.

Murphy’s Law: Why a Regional Tax is Needed
Murphy’s Law

Why a Regional Tax is Needed

A regional tax for amenities like Milwaukee’s zoo and art museum is needed. Will they benefit from effort to help the Milwaukee Bucks?

NEWaukeean of the Week: Alex Eggers
NEWaukeean of the Week

Alex Eggers

"You know it’s a good day when you spot the Milverine"

NEWaukeean of the Week: Griselda Aldrete
NEWaukeean of the Week

Griselda Aldrete

"Many people I have met say the same thing: 'Milwaukee has a way to always bring you back.'”

Murphy’s Law: The High Cost of Calatrava
Murphy’s Law

The High Cost of Calatrava

Overruns on his projects are killing other cities. The impact on Milwaukee and its art museum was more positive.

Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 P.M. on November 4
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Milwaukee County Board to Hold Public Hearing on 2014 Budget at Milwaukee County War Memorial Center at 4 P.M. on November 4

The Milwaukee County Board will hold its annual public hearing for the 2014 County Budget at an earlier time, 4 p.m., on Monday, November 4, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, in the Memorial Hall on the third floor of the building.

Goodbye to Historic Milwaukee

Goodbye to Historic Milwaukee

Opgenorth leaves HMI for job with Mandel, but still hopes to help build support for historic buildings.

County Board Celebrates Signing of War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Pact
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County Board Celebrates Signing of War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Pact

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic today was joined by Board colleagues in praising the signing of an agreement between the War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Museum that will ensure the viability and beauty of “two treasures on Milwaukee’s lakefront.”

Historic War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Deal Finalized
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Historic War Memorial/Milwaukee Art Museum Deal Finalized

Agreement unanimously approved by County Board can now move forward.

Why The Couture Could Wow the Nation

Why The Couture Could Wow the Nation

Few cities have built towers this tall (44 stories) since 2000. This could be a coup for Milwaukee. (Second of two-part series)

County Board Supports Cultural Institutions, Unanimously Adopts Agreement that Honors Veterans and Protects Art
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County Board Supports Cultural Institutions, Unanimously Adopts Agreement that Honors Veterans and Protects Art

The Milwaukee County Board passed two measures Thursday that will move Milwaukee County forward and provide long-term sustainability for important public institutions.

Murphy’s Law: The $1 Million Art Project
Murphy’s Law

The $1 Million Art Project

Steve Marcus’ plan to bring world class sculpture to Milwaukee is expensive. Is it a good idea?

County Board Committed to Honoring Veterans, Protecting Art
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County Board Committed to Honoring Veterans, Protecting Art

Last-minute change could be a deal breaker for two local treasures

Mary L. Nohl Fund supports Latino history mural
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Mary L. Nohl Fund supports Latino history mural

Grant part of $134,000 to visual arts programs during second quarter

Downtown trolleys start engines tomorrow
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Downtown trolleys start engines tomorrow

Milwaukee Trolley Loop to operate Thursdays through Saturdays, May 23 – August 31, 2013

Milwaukee County Board Pleased With Milwaukee Art Museum/War Memorial Operations Agreement
Art Museum, War Memorial Groups Claim Success in Negotiations
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Art Museum, War Memorial Groups Claim Success in Negotiations

Board-Appointed Mediator Advances Recommendations to Committee of Milwaukee County Board

Northwestern Mutual Announces Design Team for Downtown Milwaukee Office Tower
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Northwestern Mutual Announces Design Team for Downtown Milwaukee Office Tower

Pickard Chilton selected as design architect for addition to Milwaukee skyline

Murphy’s Law: County Lobbyists Asleep on the Job?
Murphy’s Law

County Lobbyists Asleep on the Job?

They should be working to get more state funding. But they’re too busy protecting the county board.

Justice Geske Appointed as Mediator For Art Museum, War Memorial Negotiations
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Justice Geske Appointed as Mediator For Art Museum, War Memorial Negotiations

Highly Respected Justice Janine Geske Accepts Role to Move Iconic Institutions Past Impasse

Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”
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Downtown Milwaukee: “Old World Charm, New World Class”

A Plan to Revitalize and Grow Milwaukee’s Downtown: Minus the Downtown Streetcar

Bike Czar: Will City Get Bike-share Program?
Bike Czar

Will City Get Bike-share Program?

Midwest Bikeshare has one-third of the money it needs to install 25 bikeshare stations with 250 bikes.

Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes
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Veterans Receive Purple Heart Passes

Pass Benefits All Wisconsin Vets Injured in Service

Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2013 Budget
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Milwaukee County Board Adopts 2013 Budget

Board Overrides 23 of 25 Budget Vetoes from County Executive, Prepares to Implement Business of the People of Milwaukee County

Murphy’s Law: Will Art Museum Dump Stephen Einhorn?

Murphy’s Law

Will Art Museum Dump Stephen Einhorn?


The wealthy funder of voter fraud billboards creates negative publicity for Milwaukee Art Museum.

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, has adopted the 2013 Budget today.

Supervisor Alexander Seeks Peace Between War Memorial and Art Museum
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Supervisor Alexander Seeks Peace Between War Memorial and Art Museum

Proposal would bring resolution to operational issues, fund services for veterans, and pave the way for Dryhootch partnership

Green Named 2012 Winner of Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award
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Green Named 2012 Winner of Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award

The Milwaukee Common Council will honor Mr. Green on Tuesday, September 25 prior to the start of its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.

Gateways: The Port’s Potential
Gateways

The Port’s Potential

Once the top transit option, Milwaukee’s lakefront could become a more important player. Third in a series.

Murphy’s Law: The Invisible Man
Murphy’s Law

The Invisible Man

The chief opponent of the art museum’s $25 million repair plan has stood by while the War Memorial rotted away.

Murphy’s Law: The Media’s $10 Million Error
Murphy’s Law

The Media’s $10 Million Error

The art museum’s plan to repair the War Memorial will cost $25 million, not $15 million. And that’s not all the errors.

5Q: Shelby Keefe
5Q

Shelby Keefe

The Milwaukee-based painter's work graces the poster for this year's Lakefront Festival of Arts, happening at the MAM this weekend.

Milwaukee To Become Little Madrid?

Milwaukee To Become Little Madrid?

In the past ten years something has changed in Milwaukee. Spain has emerged to have a number of ties to the city.

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Downtown History Presents Opportunity in Milwaukee

Milwaukee needs to continue working to distinguish itself.

A Postcard Location for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

A Postcard Location for UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences

It's certainly good that we value our parks, public places, and the lakefront, so a public debate over the appropriateness of placing UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences on Lake Michigan is worth having, but the downtown lakefront is the right location.

Bronze the Fonz

Bronze the Fonz

Henry Winkler Originally uploaded by chelsea tobe Urban Milwaukee and Fresh Coast Ventures, LLC would like to throw their support behind the “Bronze the Fonz” campaign. The urban, pedestrian-friendly location of the statue on the riverwalk will only give Milwaukee visitors one more reason to stay downtown, walk downtown, and spend their money downtown. A […]

Plenty of Horne: Greedy Grebe — Bradley Foundation Pays Boss Big $
Plenty of Horne

Greedy Grebe — Bradley Foundation Pays Boss Big $

An article in the Journal of Philanthropy noted that Michael W. Grebe, the former managing partner of Foley & Lardner took an unusual approach to retirement, in that he did not. Instead, the man went right to work running the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc., the Milwaukee charitable organization with 2003 assets of $579,976,984. […]

Plenty of Horne: Tech School to Hold Ceremonies in Churhc
Plenty of Horne

Tech School to Hold Ceremonies in Churhc

The public technical school will hold its events at Brookfield's Elmbrook Church.

The Roundup: Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000
The Roundup

Chest of Drawers Nets $1,808,000

Exclusive to milwaukeeworld.com

The Roundup: State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker
The Roundup

State Elections Board Responds to Complaint Against Walker

John Weishan and Gerry Broderick filed an official complaint today with the Wisconsin State Elections Board against Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.

The Roundup: Marsupial Bridge Update
The Roundup

Marsupial Bridge Update

The concrete walkway of the Holton Marsupial Bridge will be poured beginning today.

The Roundup: Henningsen Moved
The Roundup

Henningsen Moved

milwaukeeworld.com scoop

The Roundup: New Home for Lord?
The Roundup

New Home for Lord?

Lord has been looking at the old Lou Fritzel building with owner Peter J. Kondos.

The Roundup: Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse
The Roundup

Scott Walker and the Milwaukee Curse

Milwaukee has not been the home of many of Wisconsin’s governors.

The Roundup: A Doctorate Denied
The Roundup

A Doctorate Denied

How the FBI Thwarted Marquette’s 1964 Plan to Award an Honorary Doctorate to Martin Luther King.

The Roundup: Jim Glynn Dead at 64
The Roundup

Jim Glynn Dead at 64

I had no idea it would be this soon.

The Roundup: The Kerry Rally
The Roundup

The Kerry Rally

Senator John Kerry paid another visit to Milwaukee on Monday, August 2nd at a public rally in Pere Marquette Park. Gates to the park opened at 4:30 p.m. while the presidential candidate was still racing across Lake Michigan on the Lake Express ferry. Access to Kerry these days requires a thorough screening by security personnel, […]

The Roundup: Selig Take A Hit
The Roundup

Selig Take A Hit

Washington Post Trashes Commissioner and Journal Communications. Plus: The Mea Culpa of Charles J. Sykes and Thompson’s Boycott of Miller Park.

The Roundup: Lavender, Black and Green
The Roundup

Lavender, Black and Green

The Green Party’s national convention will be in Milwaukee this week, with voting by delegates to be held on Saturday. The big question: will the outfit endorse Ralph Nader? This vexing question will put Milwaukee, however briefly, once again in the national spotlight. The party has endorsed the formation of several subgroups including the Black […]

The Roundup: Changes at the Election Commission
The Roundup

Changes at the Election Commission

Mayor Tom Barrett says he “will announce a change at the City Election Commission,” according to his statement to the Brady Street Association monthly meeting Tuesday, 18 May at the Hi-Hat Garage. Although he didn’t get down to specifics, you can take it to mean that Executive Director Julietta Henry will be out at the […]

The Roundup: Art Dealer in Jail
The Roundup

Art Dealer in Jail

Don’t bother calling Kennedy Fine Arts in Northbrook, Illinois. Don’t even try to leave a message, because the voice mailbox is full. Of course, it is easy to see why – James F. Kennedy, the art dealer, has been sitting in the Milwaukee County jail without bail since May 7th, and it looks like he’ll […]

The Roundup: The Jewish Judge Who’s a Quarter Irish
The Roundup

The Jewish Judge Who’s a Quarter Irish

Governor James E. Doyle told about 75 people at Mo’s Irish Pub last Friday that “there are a number of good things I can do as governor. … I get to appoint people to the bench. As a lawyer and the son of a judge, I take this seriously.” What does the governor look for […]

The Roundup: Lautenschlager’s Mess
The Roundup

Lautenschlager’s Mess

Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager’s drunk driving arrest last week removes her from behind the wheel of her state-owned vehicle for a year, and puts Governor Jim Doyle in the driver’s seat. The two had squabbled, privately, over terms of the Governor’s jobs bill, with Lautenschlager threatening to use her authority to see that the law […]

The Roundup: The Last of Kerry as a Free Man?
The Roundup

The Last of Kerry as a Free Man?

Last Monday February 16th – Presidents Day – John Kerry, in Milwaukee, made what might have been one of his final appearances as a “free” man. By Friday, home in Boston, Kerry had asked for and received Secret Service protection. The protection, which will last through the election should he become the nominee, and for […]

The Roundup: My Campaign Blog
The Roundup

My Campaign Blog

Two hundred fifty bucks or a free press pass?

The Roundup: Clark Picks Up Two State Endorsements
The Roundup

Clark Picks Up Two State Endorsements

Two of Wisconsin’s elder statespeople jumped on the Wesley Clark for President bandwagon recently. Former alderman, secretary of state and attorney Vel Phillips, who most recently issued the oath of office to Acting Mayor Marvin Pratt says she backs the Arkansas general for president. With her support, she joins such black leaders as Charles Rangel […]

The Roundup: Carpenter to Run For Congress
The Roundup

Carpenter to Run For Congress

Rep. Jerry Kleczka is the son of a machinist. A Carpenter wants to replace him.

Murphy’s Law: The Truth About the Di Suvero Sculpture
Murphy’s Law

The Truth About the Di Suvero Sculpture

It's been amusing to see all the hand wringing by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as to whether we dare move the Di Suvero sculpture.