Key Milwaukee

January 2012

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

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ARTS &ENTERTAINMENT A GRAND AVENUE CHRISTMAS, through Jan. 15; Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. Featuring over a dozen of the mansion's rooms, elegantly transformed. 931-0808. TERRA NOVA: POLYMER ART AT THE CROSSROADS, through Feb. 5; Racine Art Museum, 441 Main St. Featuring over 200 objects made of polymer, including adornment, vessels and furniture. 262-638-8300. THE DEATH AND (AFTER) LIFE OF POST-INDUSTRIAL MILWAUKEE, through Feb. 6; Grohmann Museum, 1000 N. Broadway. The legacy of work in Milwaukee is explored through documentary photographs and site histories of former and current industrial facilities in the city, keeping a keen eye on their present use and local context. The result is a document of Milwaukee's industrial past and present – and the hopeful groundwork for its future. From the manufacturing of wind turbines to tech-savvy urban farms, the demise of a working Milwaukee has been greatly exaggerated. 277-2300. THE TOOL AT HAND, through April 1; Milwaukee Art Museum. Fourteen contemporary artists break from their usual practice and make a work of art with one tool alone. This exhibition presents these works, and the tools used to craft them, together with short, explanatory videos produced by each artist. WATERCOLOR WISCONSIN, through April 21; Racine Art Museum's Westum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine. This statewide competition organized by the museum CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 since 1966 is one of the museum's most popular shows. 262-636-9177 CLEOPATRA: THE SEARCH FOR THE LAST QUEEN OF EGYPT, through April 29; Milwaukee Public Museum. Features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's time and helps visitors experience the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Bay of Aboukir near Alexandria. WATERCOLORS BY WILLIE G., opening Jan. 12; Harley- Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St. Willie G. Davidson exhibits idyllic rural scapes and still life watercolor paintings with strong luminosity and form that hint at time spent riding through the countryside during Davidson's 48 years as the pacesetter in motorcycle design. STORYBOOK TALES: ONCE UPON A TRAIN, Jan. 14-March 18; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes). See Thomas the Tank Engine and other G-scale trains wind their way though scenes from your favorite tales. See Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and more—all set amid miniature plants. 649-9830. WINTER SCENES ACROSS THE AGES: PRINTS AND DRAWINGS, Jan. 17 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 5-6 p.m.; Milwaukee Art Museum. A new series of drop-in, one-hour exhi- bitions—highlighting a different theme, style, medium, or artist each month. WISCONSIN VISUAL ARTISTS JURIED EXHIBITION, Jan. 31-March 2; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. in River Hills. Features the work of Wisconsin Visual Artists Southeast Chapter members. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Wed. & Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sun. I M A X , P L A N E T A R I U M The Humphrey IMAX Dome Theater in the Museum Center, 800 W. Wells St., doubles as the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium. Visit for specific dates and times. Current IMAX shows: TORNADO ALLEY, through Jan. 1; Join Storm Chasers star Sean Casey and the researchers of VORTEX 2. MYSTERIES OF EGYPT, through April 29; Travel on the per- ilous journey through the netherworld to immortality and meet Egyptian gods and goddesses. Current DANIEL M. SOREF PLANETARIUM shows. EARTH MOON & SUN, through Jan. 28; Explore the relation- ship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with Coyote, a figure from Native American folklore. CLEOPATRA'S UNIVERSE, through April 29; See re-cre- ations of the Alexandria Library, Cleopatra's Palace, and the Pharos Lighthouse—one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. 23

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