Home / Tag: milwaukee public museum
Sunday, May 17, 2009
John Gurda created the landmark Making of Milwaukee documentary and the Milwaukee Public Museum offers the beloved Streets of Old Milwaukee. But our city's historic legacy is best experienced up close and personal: on a walking tour. For example, in the warmer months, the nonprofit Historic Milwaukee Inc. offers walking tours of Downtown, the Third Ward, East Town and the Lake Drive mansions, plus a bike tour of Walker's Point and, in the wintertime, a tour through Downtown's skywalks. But why not try something more offbeat...
Sunday, May 17, 2009

(What to Do With Them?)

Milwaukee's drastic seasonal changes are both a blessing and a curse when it comes to keeping kids entertained. Summer and fall are idyllic, with inviting parks and pools spread across the city and hiking trails along the area's rivers. And although the long winter months can drive many of us indoors, they also offer great opportunities for sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. The gentle slopes of Bay View's Humboldt Park provide perfect spots for young sledders, and Red Arrow Park's outdoor ice rink is an inexpensive, lively skating venue...
Monday, May 11, 2009

Today @ The Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum followed up its popular "Body Worlds" exhibition with another high-profile exhibit that has broken records at museums around the world, "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition." This loaded exhibit tells the story of the iconic passenger ship that crossed paths with an iceberg on its maiden voyage, killing over 1,500 people from all walks of life. Pulled from the ship upon discovery...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Leaders public and private gambled on giving the county’s failing museum a second chance. How their efforts breathed new life into the old institution.

In 2005 a county committee convened to control the crisis at the Milwaukee Public Museum. A rogue chief financial officer had been covering up the museum’s snowballing debt by raiding the museum’s endowment, while a negligent board remained unaware that the institution was being run into the ground. With...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

Today @ the Milwaukee Public Museum - 11:45 a.m.

The Milwaukee Public Museum has been holding out on you, but don’t take it personal. Though the museum puts as much of its collection on display as possible, it owns plenty of artifacts and goodies that for multiple reasons it isn’t able to display. Today the museum’s staff shares some of these secret possessions at a luncheon lecture called “For Your Eyes Only: The Museum’s Hidden Treasures.” The lecture and lunch buffet begins...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

The launch of the city’s festival season started with a bang at RiverSplash!— unfortunately. What’s typically a fun night out turned into a disorderly scene in which a minority of drunken jerks put the safety of the majority at risk. Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Bob Bauman and Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn are considering their options for next year, and we can only wonder how the rest of this summer’s ethnic, neighborhood and street festivals will be affected. It would be a shame if the bad press generated by just a few irresponsible yahoos deterred festival-goers from enjoying everything this great city has to offer.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Public Museum

Tick, tock, tick, tock. Time is running out to see Body Worlds, the controversial German exhibit which blurs the line between science and circus side show by displaying ironically and artistically posed preserved corpses in various states of dissection. Factor in reports suggesting some of these corpses came . . .
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ruling party’s ally removes opposing party from ballot

If this is how UW-Milwaukee students are learning how democracy works in the real world, we’re in trouble. Last week’s two-day election for the Student Association featured allegations of voter intimidation, bribery, poll workers filling out ballots for voters and censorship.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Discovery World

Though some residents still seem unsure of what awaits them at Discovery World, the majority of our readers are familiar enough with its exciting exhibits to vote it Milwaukee’s No. 1 attraction for children.
02.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Sara Matuk
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Body Worlds Exhibit yesterday at the Milwaukee Public Museum. I thought I knew what to expect - I certainly had fair warning from others who have seen it. Still, the reaction I had was unexpected. I thought I'd like it. I thought I was science-orientated enough to look at the exhibits objectively. I thought I might learn something (I've been consi...

0|2