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11.13.2014 | 43 days ago | Posted at 09:31 AM

Winner of Public Museum’s “Biggest Turkey” Contest

By David Luhrssen
The voters have spoken. The winner of the Milwaukee Public Museum’s online contest for “Biggest Sci-Fi Turkey” of all time is… Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. To be fair about Killer Tomatoes, the 1978 movie was intended as a turkey—its plot about mutant tomatoes on a homicidal rampage was intended as a spoof of ludicrous B-movies and was largely accepted as such at...
10.15.2014 | 72 days ago | Posted at 08:53 AM
By David Luhrssen
Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993) helped open the door to the computer-generated imagery that has dominated Hollywood action blockbusters ever since. The movie’s theme is science fiction, but in fact, some scientists are working to make the concept of cloning extinct species from recovered DNA come true. Ethicists are worried about reintroducing creatures from the past into the changed e...
05.05.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Being a museum member has its perks. Among them: Member Swap Day, a twice-annual promotion that seven Milwaukee museums host where members of one museum are given complimentary access to every other museum as well. The museums will hold their latest Member Swap Day on Sunday, May 18.Participating Museum Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Discovery World...
12.18.2013 | | Posted at 11:46 AM

Out with Free Mondays, in with Thank-You Thursdays

By Shepherd Express Staff
The Milwaukee Public Museum has done away with its long-held policy of offering free admissions to Milwaukee County residents on Mondays, the Journal Sentinel is reporting. The museum's Free Mondays have been replaced by "Thank-You Thursdays," which offer free general admission to county residents on the first Thursday of the month, with valid photo ID. County residents will also receive $2 off ge...
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Best movie theater, art museum and more

 Located in the heart of its neighborhood on the South Side, the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is truly about furthering local culture. For more than 25 years, WPCA has focused on promoting local artists’ work, helping to educate young people and embracing multicultural visual and
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
Museum Milestone: Jim Kelly, head of exhibits at the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM), had planned to complete a half-century tenure there. But budgets cut short his plan at the 48-year mark. The effervescent Irishman was, however...

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