| Friday, May 04, 2012
By Jeannine Sherman
Director of Public Relations
Where can you tour a renaissance-style villa overlooking Lake Michigan, climb a 74-foot lighthouse tower, check out a tapestry by March Chagall, ogle the 2000-year-old artwork in a fabulous Tudor mansion and check out a selection of preeminent Wisconsin paintings?
All in one afternoon? Along the Milwaukee Museum Mile, which officially opens with a Kickoff Event on Sunday, May 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Mile is a joint effort between five unique arts and culture museums located on Milwaukee’s historic East Side and in close proximity to one another along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The group includes the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, The Charles Allis Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art at St. John’s On The Lake, The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, and the North Point Lighthouse at Lake Park. The museums have partnered together to create a simple and affordable way for visitors to access and enjoy multiple museum experiences. It’s five museums – one destination, and a great way to discover Milwaukee’s hidden museum jewels.
The new Milwaukee Museum Mile brochure, available at each museum, will serve as a ticket to discounted admission at each attraction. The cool thing is that you can choose to visit all the museums, or create your own itinerary depending on your interests.
This great deal gets even better at Sunday’s opening event. On this day, admission at all five locations will be free. Each museum will offer free docent-led tours and light refreshments – including champagne at several locations. No-cost kids activities will include a fun Milwaukee Museum Mile scavenger hunt.
A free, continuous shuttle bus will be available for travel between locations – and it’s a comfortable walk or bike ride between museums, as well. If you prefer to drive between locations, you’re welcome to park at museum locations where parking is available or utilize street parking.
See you there!
Details: More information about the Milwaukee Museum Mile is available at www.milwaukeemuseummile.org.