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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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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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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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Giving Gallery: Community in Process

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 am
Northwestern Mutual Tower & Commons, 808 East Mason Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

Giving Gallery: Community in Process, a first-of-its-kind art exhibit, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. The gallery provides the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and its nonprofit partners a voice through the power of art, and offers the community an unprecedented opportunity to engage with nonprofits and give back. The exhibit features 26 pieces […]

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The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip

February 16 @ 8:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

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10:00 am

ECO I DO Green Wedding Expo

February 18 @ 10:00 am
Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
$8 - $12

Start (or continue) your wedding plans at ECO I DO. Learn how to host an environmentally friendly wedding from local and ecofriendly caterers, florists and rental companies. Try samples, talk with local businesses to find out about their green initiatives. We'll also have workshops on a variety of ecofriendly wedding topics. Before you say "I […]

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12:00 pm

Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403 United States
$3 - $62

Open: February 18, 2018 – June 10, 2018 The multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection, takes a look at animals removed from daily life for most—creatures that are wild, dangerous, large, or less familiar.

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Japanese Studio Craft at RAM

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street
Racine, WI 53403 United States
$3 - $62

Open: February 18, 2018 – June 10, 2018 Focusing on how tradition can impact contemporary makers, Japanese Studio Craft at RAM is an exploration of small-scale craft—art jewelry, ceramics, baskets, fiber, glass, and wood—from artists with Japanese heritage.

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1:00 pm

Wiscon-Sing! Family Concert at the Gardens

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130 United States
$5

A fun, educational, interactive musical journey through Wisconsin's history & heritage with folk musician David HB Drake. From Native Americans & French explorers, to lumberjacks & Great Lakes Sailors, to our present day farmers, the concert features handmade & historic instruments, including Indian courting flute, mountain banjo, dulcimer, & concertina. All ages welcome. This concert […]

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3:00 pm

Tom Pease: Songs and Laughter

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Schauer Arts Center, 147 N Rural Street
Hartford , WI 53027 United States
$1 - $5

Wisconsin’s own Tom Pease has an infectious sense of fun. With movement, sign language and humor, he leaves audiences laughing and singing. Entirely participatory, Tom’s concerts celebrate themes such as reading, self-esteem, the environment, cultural diversity, and the joy of laughter. Tom connections and inspires children and adults with every show he does.

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