Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am
Art Museum sees increase in visitors
The Milwaukee Art Museum had more than 320,000 visitors this past year, the highest attendance record since 2005.
“We are pleased to see that the community and the region recognize what an extraordinary art museum and gathering place we have right here in Milwaukee,” said Dan Keegan, director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. “It’s thrilling to know that visitors from around the world travel to our Midwestern city to experience the beauty and splendor of this great Museum, its architecture and its art."
According to Keegan, the variety of exhibitions including Andy Warhol: The last decade, Raphael: The Woman with the Veil and Street Seen helped with the attendance boost along with special events like the Lakefront Festival of the Arts and the MAM After Dark.
“We had nearly 100,000 people come to see each of the feature exhibitions, and being one of only three museums in the country to showcase the The Woman with the Veil masterpiece, the Museum garnered additional attendance and praise for the Raphael exhibition.”
The Museum anticipates yet another strong attendance year for 2010–2011, with feature exhibitions devoted to European design, Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Summer of China, Keegan said.
Sprecher celebrates 25 years
Sprecher Brewing company will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 25 with a party from 12 to 10 p.m. Randy Sprecher and other Sprecher employees will celebrate the microbrewery history and also release the Sprecher limited edition Kriek Lambic. The ‘cherry’ brew is made with Wisconsin organic malt and Door County cherry juice.
The festival will include open house style tours of the brewery, root beer float drinking and brat eating contests, ping pong courtesy of SPiN Milwaukee, Dachshund races, costume contest and live music during the day. The evening will feature a Randy Sprecher look-a-like contest, most authentic German Costume contest and music by the Rabid Aardvarks. Cost to attend is $6 in advance and $8 the day of the event. Cost includes a commemorative pint glass and a free beer for adults age 21 and older. Minors can attend the event for $4.
In the evening, get dressed for the Most Authentic German Costume and Randy Sprecher
look-a- like contests, music by the Rabid Aardvarks, and the release of Sprecher’s Kriek
Sprecher Brewing Company is located at 701 W. Glendale Ave. Visit
www.sprecherbrewery.com for tickets and more details.
Lake Express lets motorcycles ride free
The Lake Express high-speed ferry has launched a new fare deal for the fall season. Passengers may take their motorcycle on board the ferry free of charge until the end of the 2010 Lake Express season in October.
The deal provides savings of $62.50 for a one-way trip and $100 for a roundtrip crossing.
Kids under the age of 17 can also ride for $9 with any adult for the remainder of the season.
The high-speed ferry has terminals in both Milwaukee and Muskegon, Mich., and it accommodates 250 passengers and 46 vehicles during each trip across Lake Michigan.