Key Milwaukee

March 2015

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Go back in time to the golden age of early civilization at the Milwaukee Public Museum's Crossroads of Civilization: An- cient Worlds of the Near East and Mediterranean, opening March 15. Stand alongside King Tut. Peek inside the temple of Pharaoh Ramesses III. See a coin from the time of Cleopatra. Examine artifacts from ancient Greece. Crossroads of Civilization, made possible by the North- western Mutual Foundation, is the first new permanent exhibit in more than 10 years at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The exhibit high- lights some of the museum's most unique and popular collections, presented with all-new interpretive content based on emerging research. Crossroads also draws upon decades of museum-led excavations and research to bring the ancient world to life. Asia, Africa and Europe come together in the eastern Mediterranean. Crossroads traces cultures that arose from this region within the themes of construction, communion, community, communication, commerce and conflict. "There are many aspects that set Crossroads apart from 08 LOST CULTURES REVEALED Milwaukee Public Museum brings them to life D E S T I N A T I O N | m i l w a u k e e p u b l i c m u s e u m 800 W. Wells St., open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday - Sunday. Crossroads is included with general museum admission.

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