On Sunday, July 23, the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear willcelebrate its fifth anniversary with its annual Founder’s Day event. Thecelebration has grown into a mini-festival, with an afternoon’s worth ofentertainment scheduled and a variety .. more

Jul 18, 2017 2:07 PM Around MKE

On Saturday, May 20, the Milwaukee Public Library will host “When the Milwaukee Public Museum was at the Central Library," a presentation on the seven decades that the public museum and library were housed in the same building. more

May 18, 2017 3:38 PM Around MKE

The Milwaukee Public Museum needs a new home. Museumofficials claim that their 52-year old building at the corner of Wells andSixth needs renovations that are likely to cost as much as the construction ofa new facility. In the chatter that.. more

May 8, 2017 4:15 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

AudioListen to the latest PressureCast on iTunes, Stitcher or Google Play or Direct Link.VideoLet us know what you think. Leave us a voice or text message at 954-947-7377, email us at or tweet at us @PressureCastPod more

Apr 3, 2017 1:22 PM Video Games are Dumb

Among Milwaukee collectors, Avrum Chudnow is a legend. Whileit is not uncommon for people to collects items of a certain theme – coins,stamps, baseball cards, etc. – Chudnow’s holdings knew no such bounds. The sonof junk peddler, Chudnow inher.. more

Nov 29, 2016 3:30 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

The Milwaukee Public Museum’s new exhibit, Hidden Wisconsin: Unseen. Unknown.Uncovered. , is made up of nearly50 objects and artifacts that are rarely on display to the public, and will be unveiled Thursday, Oct. 6. Visitors will step i.. more

Sep 28, 2016 6:45 PM Around MKE

Cannibals, smokingmonkeys, bearded women, and wild men… it was all on display at the MilwaukeeDime Museum, which mystified and horrified Milwaukeeans back in the 1880s.Located on the north side of Wisconsin Avenue (then known as Grand Avenue),.. more

Aug 16, 2016 3:46 PM What Made Milwaukee Famous

Beer has a long, illustrious history as the centerpiece ofmany parties and events, especially here in Milwaukee. With this in mind, the Milwaukee Public Museum will open its doors afterhours and add another chapter to that s.. more

Feb 3, 2016 3:27 PM Around MKE


Paul Ruffolo Photography

It’s always a pleasure being able to go and review a show with my daughter Amalia. As she is only in the shadow of a half a decade old, there aren’t that many opportunities to bring her to the theater. Thankfully, First Stage has a series of k.. more

Oct 12, 2015 11:00 AM Theater

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The Grohmann Museum on the MSOE campus is still an under-recognized gem housing a unique collection of artwork depicting an eternal and necessary if sometimes frustrating human activity—work, in,Books more

Oct 2, 2015 12:26 PM Books


National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

Milwaukee may become home to the world’s largest collectionof bobbleheads! Co-founders of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, CEO Phil Sklarand President Brad Novak, announced their intention to establish a physical bobbleheadmuseu.. more

Nov 19, 2014 7:00 PM Around MKE

The current exhibition at the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is titled “Garden of Curious Delights,” but be careful of what preliminary images that may conjure up. This exhibition is not about exotic plants or charming more

Nov 6, 2012 1:34 PM Visual Arts

Featuring paintings rarely seen outside of Britain, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibition “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London” presents the incomparable art collection... more

Oct 24, 2012 9:53 PM Visual Arts

Many Milwaukeeans know the Villa Terrace as an East Side decorative arts museum, but to the Smith family who occupied the grand villa, it was Sopra Mare, their home “above the sea.” OK, so it... more

Sep 11, 2012 8:00 AM Visual Arts

America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) may have closed its doors, but the Milwaukee institution recently opened a window to the world by relaunching as a virtual museum... more

Aug 27, 2012 12:00 AM Off the Cuff

I heard a few comments from local artists who entered “Forward 2012: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now” (through June 3). The biennial juried exhibition at the Charles Allis Art Museum was juried via JPEGs, which is OK, but this year the art... more

May 23, 2012 12:00 AM Visual Arts 1 Comments

Eau Claire drummer S. Carey parlayed his fandom of Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago into a gig touring with that group. Between tours, Carey pieced together the songs that would make up his 2010 solo album, All We Grow , intricately more

Jan 15, 2011 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

It’s one thing to be Adam Young, the one-man electronic brainchild behind Owl City, composing Auto-Tuned tracks on a computer in his parents’ basement. It’s quite another to be Rich Hinks, the young U.K.-based multi-instrumentalist who h more

Dec 6, 2010 12:00 AM Album Reviews

Bugs! is a 40-minute docudrama following the lifecycles of a predator and its prey in the colorful Borneo rainforest. The predator is an Old World praying mantis (that goes by the Latin name Hieodula ) and the prey is a butterfly more

Oct 11, 2010 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee