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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Thursday June 21st, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
June ‘Thirds-day’ + Behind the Seams II
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Dara Larson for an informal discussion on how her handmade paper wigs helped bring Hedy’s designs to life. Get a peek at some of the paper creations that Dara has developed since Hedy’s wigs, and get a short demo to create your own hand-crafted paper wigs.

Tuesday June 26th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fashioning Identity with Lynne Dixon-Speller, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Explore how fashion and design reveal a person’s identity and how designers Lynne Dixon-Speller, Miranda Levy and Linda Marcus express themselves and transform clients with their own personal fashion identities.

Wednesday July 11th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nationalism Then and Now: A Discussion with Former Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Join Former United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro to explore the rise of nationalism in relation to his family’s story of immigration from Czechoslovakia in 1939 as well as the return of populism and nationalism in the Czech Republic and Eastern Europe today.

Sunday July 15th, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft Workshop: Patterned Silk with Miranda Levy
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Create your own fashion-forward, hand-printed silk scarf with Project Runway alumni, Miranda Levy. Miranda will teach you the craft of creating repeating patterns with wood blocks using traditional Indian patterns.

Thursday July 19th, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
July ‘Thirds-day’ + Behind the Seams III
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Journey with Margaret Hasek-Guy as she explains the techniques of transforming illustrated dress patterns into actual fabric yardage through the technique of screen-printing.

Wednesday July 25th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Contemporary Issues in Latino Immigration with LULAC’s Darryl Morin
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Darryl D. Morin, the immediate past National League of United Latin American Citizen's (LULAC) Mid-West Vice President and current State Secretary, will address contemporary immigration issues, legislation and policy affecting the Latino community, and the local and global implications.

Tuesday August 7th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Diaspora in China: Jewish Refugees in Shanghai 1938-1950
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

From 1938 to 1941, at least 17,000 German and Austrian Jewish refugees and more than 2,000 Polish Jews fled from the Nazi terror to Shanghai, China. Learn how the Jewish refugee community in Shanghai thrived despite the harshness of life in the exile and during the war.

Thursday August 16th, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Translating Lives: An Exploration of the Correspondence of Sara Spira
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Explore the history of Sara Spira and Mary and George Stern with Amos Bitzan, Assistant Professor of History at UW-Madison, who took his students on a journey of discovery to uncover the details of their experience through treasured postcards and letters.

Thursday September 20th, 2018 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
September ‘Thirds-day’ (Third Thursday)
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Did you know on the Third Thursday of each month, Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open late? That’s right – we stay open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits!

Sunday September 23rd, 2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Doors Open 2018
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Explore the history of Jewish Milwaukee through our permanent exhibit for FREE! Highlights include sections on Golda Meir, the Settlement Cookbook and the wall-sized Marc Chagall tapestry. Tours are available at 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm.