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08.05.2014 | 56 days ago | Posted at 07:00 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
In conjunction with the closing stretch of its Jews Who Rock exhibit, which runs through Aug. 10, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee will host a talk with music executive Bob Appel on Thursday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. A Milwaukee native, Bob Appel is the co-founder of The Knitting Factory, the famed New York club that's long served as a home for experimental jazz and rock musicWhile touching on the state of med...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

‘Express Talk’ at Milwaukee Art Museum

 The Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibition on American painter Thomas Sully is drawing its last breath on Jan. 5. Not sold? Perhaps the Thursday, Dec. 19, 30-minute, “Express Talk,” on some subjects of Sully’s celebrated portraits
12.16.2013 | | Posted at 02:59 PM
By Tyler Friedman
Tyler Friedman: “Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century” by Andy Warhol is not the gathering of assorted portraits; rather, it was conceived of as a sort of suite. It was commissioned as a body of works. I thought we should begin with a bit of background about the canvases.  Molly Dubin: It’s really rather interesting doing research about the exhibit and all the writings that h...
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Exhibit opens at Jewish Museum

 Pop Art ennobled pop culture. This is its enduring legacy. No one could turn Campbell’s Soup Cans into icons of modern art like Andy Warhol. Much of Warhol’s work plays with the theme of the mass media’s mass production
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Jewish Museum Milwaukee highlights Mildred Fish-Harnack

Mildred Fish-Harnack, a born-and-bred Wisconsin heroine, was the only American woman to be executed on Hitler's direct...
Friday, May 9, 2008
For 2,000 years the Jews were a people without a homeland who made the world their home. The first Jews to arrive in Milwaukee came in the 1840s from German-speaking Central Europe. They found a village at the edge of a wilderness, far from the centers of the Jewish culture. Within a generation a full community grew from the seeds of Milwaukee’s first Jewish settlers. Soon the city elected a Jew to Congress, Victor Berger, a socialist remembered for his principled stand against America’s entry into World War I. A few years later North Division High School graduate Goldie Mabowehz moved to Palestine under the inspiration of Milwaukee’s socialist Zionists.

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