Key Milwaukee

January 2012

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

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Mysteries of Cleopatra featured in outstanding exhibition at museum ONEOFHISTORY'Smostmysterious figures is the focus of a feature exhibition at theMilwaukee Public Museum, 800W.Wells St. Cleopatra: The Search for the LastQueen of Egypt, the firstU.S. tour of artifacts fromtwo ongoing searches into her life and times, runs throughApril 29 at themuseum. The exhibition features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's time and lets visitors experience the present-day search for the tomb of the elusive queen. The artifacts arewoven into the story of her rule and life, unfolded in a dramatic settingwith high-definitionmultimedia and original sound- scapes, including a complementary audio tour pro- vided every visitor. Organized byNationalGeographic andArts& Exhibitions International,with cooperation fromthe Egyptian Supreme Council ofAntiquities and the European Institute forUnderwaterArchaeology (IEASM), the exhibition features statuary, jewelry, daily items, coins and religious tokens that have been uncovered fromthe time surrounding Cleopatra's rule. Tickets to the Cleopatra exhibit are on sale at 414- 223-4676 or 888-700-9069 and online at, there are extended hours for this exhibit after the othermuseumfloors close. Exhibition ticketswill be sold on a timed- entry basis andwill include admission to themuse- umthe day of the visit. 7

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