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Unpacking Karen Johnson Boyd’s Clay Collection at RAM

August 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403 United States
$3 - $62

Open August 4, 2017 - July 22, 2018 Long-time friend to RAM, Karen Johnson Boyd was an advocate for and collector of art who had a strong affinity for contemporary American craft. This Windows on 5th installation pays homage to her role in establishing RAM’s craft collection by featuring colorful, dynamic, large-scale ceramic work that […]

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CHAIR^5: Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation at MIAD

October 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Frederick Layton Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
Free

CHAIR5: Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation is an exhibition on view in the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design's Brooks Stevens Gallery, October 20, 2017 – March 3, 2018. The Opening Reception is Friday, October 20, 5 – 9 p.m. for Fall Gallery Night. Please note that gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – […]

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Kathryn Dreifuerst Comes to THELMA

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - February 24 @ 5:00 pm
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935 United States
Free

Kathryn Dreifuerst has been doing art since she was a little girl. She has recently been working with clay but her first love was working with oil painting. She rediscovered that love when she went on a trip to Italy in 2009.

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Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition at MIAD

January 12 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
Frederick Layton Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
Free

In our current divisive social and political landscape, the newest exhibit at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) asks viewers to do what lately seems rather difficult: feel empathy. “Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition” is on view in MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery January 12 – March 3. The public reception is Friday, January […]

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Hubble’s Cosmic Quest

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - March 2 @ 8:00 pm
UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium, UWM Physics Building 139 1900 East Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
$5

For the last 27 years, the most famous space telescope in the world has captured the imagination of millions of people with the swirling colors of nebulae and galaxies it has photographed. During its impressive career, the Hubble Space Telescope has been instrumental in our understanding of deep space and we celebrate its accomplishments as […]

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Artist explores concepts of connectivity

January 16 @ 7:00 am - February 16 @ 9:00 pm
Mount Mary University – Marian Gallery, 2900 North Menomonee River Pkwy
Milwaukee, WI 53222 United States
Free Admission

Jordan Acker Anderson, an associate professor in the School of Arts and Design, is displaying work created during her semester-long sabbatical at the Marian Art Gallery at Mount Mary University. The exhibit, titled “The Day Continues to Return,” invites viewers to reflect upon peace and interconnectedness. Anderson offers her work as an invitation to contemplate […]

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Plant Anatomy and Physiology: 6 part series

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - February 22 @ 8:15 pm
Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
$75 - $120

This program is one of a 6-part series. Topics covered in this session include: plant and cell architecture, genome structure and expression, plant cells and water balance of plants. What is the difference between xylem and phloem? How do trees survive the winter? Learn the answer to these questions and more with Caitlin Reinartz, UEC […]

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Black Pearl Sings!

January 19 @ 1:00 am - March 18 @ 1:00 am
The Stackner Cabaret, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life events. It’s 1933, and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring more than a dozen beautiful a cappella renditions […]

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

January 21 @ 11:00 am - February 25 @ 1:00 pm
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212 United States
$14

Leave it to the Cat in the Hat! Everyone’s favorite feline in the red and white hat turns a rainy afternoon upside down with his madcap mischief and wacky adventures. Speaking only in rhyme, the Cat in the Hat shows Sally and her brother that “it’s fun to have fun, but you have to know […]

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Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - June 24 @ 5:00 pm
Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403 United States
$3 - $62

Open: January 28, 2018 – June 24, 2018 Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions highlight works made with polymer––commonly known by brand names like Fimo® or Sculpey®––that has come into the collection since the major 2011 debut of the material at Racine Art Museum in Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads.

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Equivocation by Bill Cain

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - February 25 @ 9:30 pm
Next Act Theatre, 255 S Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
$30 - $42

Playwright William Shagspeare is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the most powerful man in England, to write the true historical account of a failed terrorist attempt to kill King James I. But as Shag and his renowned theatrical troupe rehearse the so-called Gunpowder Plot play, they suspect the King's version might be a cover-up. Confronted with […]

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Nature Play – February

February 12 @ 10:00 am - February 26 @ 11:30 am
Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
$2 - $9

Enjoy nature with your kids! Take a guided nature walk with your preschooler/kindergartner and explore the habitats of Riverside Park. Have fun learning through seasonally-based play and activities designed to engage sensory exploration, aid in development of motor skills and cultivate ecological awareness. Dress for being active outdoors. Mondays, February 12, 19 and 26. 10 […]

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1:00 am

2017-18 Rep Lab

February 15 @ 1:00 am - February 19 @ 1:00 am
Stiemke Studio, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of-a-kind night of theater featuring The Rep’s highly-lauded Emerging Professionals Ensemble.

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4:30 pm

Engineers Week Banquet

February 15 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Italian Community Center, 631 E Chicago Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
TBD

STEM Forward's Engineers Week Banquet is a celebration of excellence in STEM as the Engineer of the Year, Young Engineer of the Year, and Spirit of STEM Awards are presented. Held annually in February in conjunction with National Engineers Week, this banquet also features an outstanding STEM keynote speaker and local students.

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5:00 pm

Neighborhood Night

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee , WI 53202 United States
Free!

Join the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum for FREE admission, courtesy of our sponsors, from 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month! Enjoy access to all of the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and stop by our Be A Maker space to find tools, materials and techniques for endless ways to experiment and create.

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7:00 pm

Empathy, Connections & Borders: An Evening of Poetry & Storytelling at MIAD

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frederick Layton Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 273 E. Erie Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
Free

Join us for a night of poetry and storytelling between artists and writers from Milwaukee and Minneapolis exploring empathy, creating human connections and crossing borders. Performers include Michael Kleber-Diggs, Anais Deal-Marquez, Kavon Cortez-Jones, Dinorah Marquez, Isela Xitlali Gómez and Eli Avalos. This program is free and open to the public. This program supports Humanly Possible: […]

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