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Award-winning photojournalist Mark Hertzberg will discuss his latest book, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate, at the Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch on July 9. Read more

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This first-ever book on Victor Lundy’s career includes many black and white photographs of the accomplished architect’s residential, commercial, governmental and ecclesiastical projects. Read more

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This special Mother’s Day tour opens up an additional 10,000 square feet including two additional floors, the attic, finished basement and more. Read more

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Interior designer Joe Nahem has had a variety of wealthy clients, many of them with refined sensibilities and a flair for the theatrical. Read more

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Most Milwaukeeans know that a gold flame at the historicWisconsin Gas Building at 626 East Wisconsin Avenue indicates cold weather tocome. But the story of the delayed groundbreaking of the building – and thestrange court order that caused i.. Read more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

There's something odd about walking through a museum that's not quite ready to open.The lights are a little dim.There are cardboard boxes, packing materials, and ladders strewn about.Hammers and forklifts clang and rumble in .. Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we're celebrating a rare victory for critics. After the Milwaukee Art Museum revealed the design for its proposed addition last month, critics including Ur.. Read more

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Consider it an early Christmas for Milwaukee history buffs, sightseers, architecture geeks and plain-old voyeurs: Doors Open Milwaukee returns this weekend for another two-day look into the city's closed-off crevices. Introduced in 2011, the ev.. Read more

Happening Now

After modern, what's next? That question began to trouble architects, philosophers and artists well before the 20th century slipped into the new millennium. As Judith Gura stresses in Design After Modernism, 21st-century designers embrace t... Read more

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One of Downtown Milwaukee's great charms is its dense stock of historic buildings, many of them more than... Read more

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Comedian Louis Szekely (better known as Louis C.K.) first rose to prominence as a writer, penning bits for “The Late Show With David Letterman” and “The Dana Carvey Show,” then winning Emmys for his work on “The Chris Rock Sh Read more

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After reading David Kirby’s Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll (Continuum), it’s clear that Little Richard is in need of a quality biography. The only other book, Charles White’s The Life and Times of Little Richard, Read more

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I don't usually concede this, but sometimes it's better not to read the reviews. There are times when album reviews give a framework with which to appreciate an album, offering context that aids in the enjoyment of music, but sometimes they do jus.. Read more

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The exhibit, mountedon the second floor, displays Groom’s small-scale paintings and White Peonies in BlueVase ,Art Read more

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  Perhaps the most interesting architects are the ones reluctant to define themselves as such. It’s seems those who straddle the fringes of the profession are in the best position to vault most spryly over its boundaries. Such certainly a.. Read more

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Milwaukee's not a city that immediately conjures up a riot of colors in the mind's eye. That said, a number of architects and developers seem intent on challenging that outlook. Colorful new developments are popping up in different corners of the .. Read more

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It's that time of year again. The Department of City Development (DCD) is accepting your nominations for the best new buildings and spaces in your neighborhood. Some past winners have proven the categories - and the very definition of "good design.. Read more

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One of the most flamboyant of all the recent Milwaukee bands warped by too many Tom Waits records, Eat the Mystery has a soft spot for warbled vocals, carnival accordions and bawdy lyrics, but with their ca,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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According to Germanexpressionist artist Ernst Kirchner you could tell a lot about an artist fromtheir prints. That’s certainly true of Richard Haas. Though best known for hislarge trompe l’oeil murals grafting the unsightly wounds of post wa.. Read more

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog, though unequalled in verity and wit, are entirely my own. They do not necessarily represent the views of the Shepherd Express, nor are they written for the enjoyment of peevish public rela.. Read more

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