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Events

Join us for these events at Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Wednesday July 24th, 2019 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Inspired Travel: Circus World Baraboo
River Hills Park & Ride, Milwaukee WI

Did you know that more than 100 circuses began in Wisconsin? Join Jewish Museum Milwaukee to celebrate Wisconsin’s long-standing circus tradition with a behind-the-scenes tour of Circus World in Baraboo, the major participant in the Great Circus Parade held in Milwaukee from 1963 to 2009.

Thursday August 1st, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pop-Up Gallery: The Circus in Modern Art
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

In partnership with David Barnett Gallery, Jewish Museum Milwaukee explores the long-time fascination of artists with the circus by highlighting art from the David Barnett Gallery collection. Celebrate the life of the circus with a wine reception followed by a lecture on the artistic and cultural environment from which these circus-themed artworks emerged.

Thursday August 15th, 2019 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
August ‘Thirds-day’
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits!

Friday August 23rd, 2019 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Learn: Wisconsin’s Great and Hidden Circus History
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee Wisconsin

Join renowned Milwaukee journalist and author Meg Jones to learn how Wisconsin became an epicenter for circuses, how Wisconsin’s worst tornado in terms of loss of life was due in part to the circus and how elephants became the gold standard for circuses, and ultimately the downfall for Ringling Brothers.

Thursday September 19th, 2019 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
September ‘Thirds-day’
Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee WI

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is open until 7:00 pm so you have extra time to explore our exhibits!