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 The Making of an Exhibit: The Zinn Dollhouse Edition
Thursday, December 7, 2017. 11:30am to 12:30pm. Learn how museum exhibits are made. Curator of Collections and Exhibits, Janean Van Beckum, will explain the process of exhibit creation and design from the bottom up using the Zinn Dollhouse exhibit as an example. Learn how museums decide what artifacts to accept and how exhibits are researched, designed and installed. After the program, take a self-guided tour or complete a scavenger hunt of the Zinn Dollhouse, which will be decorated for Christmas! Free with museum admission Free with museum admission. The History Center of Washington County, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Education, Museums, Families [E-106655]
 Lunch & Learn: A Historical Perspective on the Work Week (& Blue Laws)
Friday, December 15, 2017. 11:30 am. Blue laws enforced religious standards in America and restricted businesses from opening on Sundays. Jews were particularly affected by blue laws because their day of rest (Shabbat) is on Saturday meaning they would not be able to open their shops for business all weekend. Join scholar Jonathan Pollack in exploring the historical and contemporary implications of this complicated topic. Lecture & Lunch $18; Lecture Only $7. Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4143905730. Subjects: Historic, Economy, Museums [E-106695]
 Holiday Pop Up Shop!
Thursday, December 21, 2017. 5 pm - 9 pm. See Discovery World in a whole new light this holiday season with our Pop-Up Holiday Shop! Grab a drink, do a little shopping and experience all Discovery World has to offer - kid free! Join us for an Adults only night - full of making, exploring, and yes, shopping! Shopping you say? Thanks to our Milwaukee Makers Market friends, the promenade will feature 12 vendors for your last minute gift giving needs! Already completed your holiday shopping? Grab a brew & explore the museum. Discovery World, 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4147658659. Subjects: Museums [E-106786]
 Snow Day!
Thursday, December 21, 2017. 10 am - 5 pm. Join us in celebrating the science of snow with cool activities, labs, and games! Take a break from the stress of shopping and preparing for the holidays by spending the day with family exploring Snow Day at Discovery World! • Experience the amazing Kenosha LEGO Users Group display. • Take your photo with Santa. • Visit the Miller Coors THIRST Lab for a Crazy for Cocoa lab. • Create holiday-themed projects in the Kohl's Design It! Lab. Discovery World, 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 4147658634. Subjects: Families, Education, Museums [E-106787]
 Art Time for Tots : Earth Ambassadors
Friday, April 24, 2201. 9:30 - 10:30 am. Little ones, 1 - 4 years, and accompanying adults extend the Earth Day celebration through stories, art, and movement. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97415]
 Little Masters & Young Artists : Earth - Healthy Art
Friday, April 24, 2201. 4:30 - 6 pm. Children, 5-12 years, rotate among three earth friendly art-making stations. Fee: $10 Please call the Museum at 715.845.7010 to register. $10. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97416]
 Photography and Poetry : Poet Laureate Max Garland
Saturday, December 5, 2201. 5 - 7 pm. Join members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets in the galleries as Max Garland reads his work, followed by a creative-writing open mic. Interested people of all ages are encouraged to listen and read their work, and also stroll the galleries and enjoy refreshments. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Poetry, Museums [E-99745]
 Art Park Open Studio
Sunday, December 6, 2201. 1 - 3 pm. All ages drop in to create holiday greeting cards using watercolor pencils to brighten ink-stamped images. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Poetry [E-99747]
 Be Transported : Poet Laureate Max Garland Poetry Workshop
Sunday, December 6, 2201. 10 am - 3 pm. Max Garland will offer modern examples of poetry in response to other artworks or "ekphrastic poetry." Participants will be encouraged to create and share their writing. Bring a bagged lunch. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Poetry, Museums [E-99746]
 Little Masters & Young Artists : What a Card
Wednesday, December 9, 2201. 4:30 - 6 pm. Children, 5 - 12 years, use dry point and printmaking techniques on personalized cards, just in time for seasonal greetings. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Kids [E-99748]
 The Art of Preservation Lecture Series: Textiles and Upholstery
Tuesday, April 6, 4010. 7pm. The Art of Preservation Lecture Series Continues With Iola Gardner, Curator of Costumes and Textiles, Wisconsin State Historical Society. $5 members, $7 non-members. Villa Terrace Great Hall, 2220 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Call 414-271-3656. Subjects: Art, Museums [E-73677]
 Art 101 & Hands-on Art : Eco-Friendly Fashion
Thursday, May 1, 4014. 5:30 pm - 7 pm. Artist in Residence Nancy Judd discuses her thought-provoking couture made from recycled materials and leads participants in creating upcycled accessories from discarded magazine pages rolled into beads. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97407]
 Upcycling Workshop
Friday, May 2, 4014. 10 am - 2 pm. Adults interested in designing and sewing get creative with recycled t-shirts. Artist in residency Nancy Judd guides participants in using pre-made patterns or designing their own to create scarves, backpacks, dog toys, and more. Bring t-shirts to incorporate into your projects. $30 fee includes lunch. Please call 715.845.7010 to register. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97410]
 Art Park Open Studio
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 1 - 3 pm. Bring the family for this drop-in, self-directed activity using recycled materials. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Museums, Environment [E-97411]
 Recycled Runway : Lights, Camera, Environmental Action!
Saturday, May 3, 4014. 7 - 8 pm. Upcycled garments hit the runway in a fashion show featuring the work of UW-Madison students. Their creations made from recycled materials incorporate cleaver juxtapositions, alterations, and printing and dying techniques. Artist in residence Nancy Judd directs this fashion show, highlighting her Woodson Art Museum initiated UW-Madison collaboration. Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97412]
 Recyc-ALL : Collage & Decoupage
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 1 - 2:30 pm. All ages drop in to make decorative vases and candleholders from recycled glass and also learn how to make more thoughtful, everyday environmental decisions. Artist in residence Nancy Judd assists participants as they work together; bring glassware for your project. Free Free. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97413]
 ReDress Gallery Walk
Sunday, May 4, 4014. 3 - 4 pm. Join artist in residence Nancy Judd for insights into the high-fashion garments she creates from recycled materials. She'll share thoughts about her artistic process, partnerships, and the implicit narrative of ReDress artworks. Fre. Woodson Art Museum, 700 N 12th St, Wausau, Marathon County. Call 715-845-7010. Subjects: Art, Environment, Museums [E-97414]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 MOWA Members' Show
Saturday, November 18, 2017 through Sunday, January 7, 2018. 10am - 5pm, except Mondays. Once upon a time in the not so faraway land of West Bend there was a magical place called the Museum of Wisconsin Art. And, every year, this place holds a grand event open to all its members. On Saturday, November 18, 2:00-5:00 join us for an enchanting afternoon full of. View member artwork and participate in a Fairytale-themed Studio Saturday. $12 per person - includes membership for one entire year. Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-334-9638. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106596]
 A Swepet Christmas
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 through Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Visit the residents of the Zinn dollhouse know as the Swepet family this holiday season. Enjoy their 27 room dollhouse, all decorated for Christmas! Includes a new mini exhibit titled "Souvenirs From the Swepet's World Travels", highlighting dollhouse artifacts from around the world! Free with Old Courthouse Museum admission. The History Center of Washington County/Old Courthouse Museum, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Families, Holidays, Museums [E-106652]
 Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin Traveling Exhibit
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 through Saturday, February 24, 2018. Did you know the Great Lakes hold 20% of the Earth's fresh water? Join us for a special showing of Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin, a traveling exhibit presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society. This 16 panel exhibit explores our state's long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways. Extra info online if needed. included in regular Courthouse Museum admission. The History Center of Washington County/the Old Courthouse Museum, 320 S 5th Ave, West Bend, Washington County. Call 262-335-4678. Subjects: Environment, Community, Museums [E-106795]
 Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art
Sunday, January 21, 2018 through Sunday, May 6, 2018. 10:00 am. Text Message: Words and Letters in Contemporary Art includes works that use words, letters, and script to convey meaning. Tangible three-dimensional objects made of fiber, clay, polymer, paper, and metal along with two-dimensional works on paper underscore how contemporary artists recognize the power and complexity of the written word. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106687]
 Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM's Collection
Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The multi-media exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM's Collection, takes a look at animals removed from daily life for most-creatures that are wild, dangerous, large, or less familiar. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106689]
 Japanese Studio Craft at RAM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Focusing on how tradition can impact contemporary makers, Japanese Studio Craft at RAM is an exploration of small-scale craft-art jewelry, ceramics, baskets, fiber, glass, and wood-from artists with Japanese heritage. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106690]
 Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions
Sunday, January 28, 2018 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Polymer Art: Recent Acquisitions highlight works made with polymerâ€"commonly known by brand names like Fimo - or Sculpeyâ€"that has come into the collection since the major 2011 debut of the material at Racine Art Museum in Terra Nova: Polymer Art at the Crossroads. Adults - $5 Seniors 62+ / Students - $3 Under 12 - Free. Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, Racine County. Call 262-638-8300. Subjects: Art, Families, Museums [E-106688]
 A Glimpse of the Past
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 through Thursday, October 15, 2020. 10 am - 3 pm. Alexander Noble House Museum presents "A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek", with an added feature Victorian Christmas in the Parlor. Enjoy a tour of a Greek Revival Farmhouse built in 1875 and experience a portrayal of domestic life in Door County at the turn of the century. $5.00 Admission. Alexander Noble House Museum, 4167 Main Street, Fish Creek, Door County. Call 920-868-2091. Subjects: Museums, Historic, Education [E-105338]
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