Arts & Culture
Creativity Flourishes Here
With an iconic Calatrava-designed art museum, world-class symphony, one of the nation’s largest natural history museums, a science and technology museum, and over 20 professional dance and theater companies, downtown Milwaukee is a magnet for arts aficionados.
Be it operas, musicals, or kid-friendly adaptations, we put award-winning classics, as well as budding playwrights center stage. How about a dance company that performs atop parking structures and suspension bridges or a ballet company that always keeps us on point with cutting-edge choreography and set designs? We’ve got that too!
Plus, who could forget the efforts to preserve our city’s rich history, while also helping to propel us into the future. Gems like the Streets of Old Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s genealogical collection, freshwater exhibits at Discovery World or the Milwaukee Art Museum’s 40+ galleries with art in various media. Did we mention we’re among the top ten coolest cities in the Midwest? (according to MSN, January 2013)
With more than 2,000 live performances and over 60 new exhibitions each year, we’re certain you’ll find something to pique your creative side: