Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Jewish Museum Milwaukee preserves and presents the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin in a way that emphasizes the American values of tolerance, respect, freedom and celebration of diversity. The Museum offers interactive displays, a focused education program, notable special exhibits and a collection of artifacts that includes a one-of-a-kind tapestry by artist Marc Chagall. Our community’s Holocaust Memorial is located in front of the building.

Location
1360 North Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Museum Public Hours
Monday-Thursday*: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Closed for Jewish holidays.
Free parking behind the building.

* Open until 7pm every third Thursday of each month.

Admission Prices
Adults, $7
Seniors (60+), $6
Students, $4
Children Age 6 and under, Free
Active Duty Military, Free

Jewish Museum Milwaukee is offering the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families FREE admission. For information on other Blue Star Museums in Wisconsin, click here.

MKE Museum Week Events


Jewish Museum Milwaukee Free Community Monday

January 21 • 10:00am – 5:00pm

Visit Jewish Museum Milwaukee to see Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare for FREE! Made possible by the Brewer’s Community Foundation.

Allied in the Fight: Lunch and Learn with Curator Molly Dubin

January 21 • 11:45am – 1:30pm • Free

Join curator Molly Dubin as she presents on this past spring’s exhibit, Allied in the Fight: Jews, Blacks and the Struggle for Civil Rights. The exhibit recounted the efforts made by Jewish and African American leaders, organizations, and community members in fighting for fundamental human rights before and during the Civil Rights era. They joined together in pursuit of equality and in combatting prejudice and discrimination. Despite the relationship’s complexities, African American and Jewish communities became allied against injustice. Through national and local lenses the exhibit provided context for the historical and evolutionary relationships of these communities. Order a boxed lunch for the program >>

Extended Hours

Thursday, January 24 • 10:00am – 7:00pm

Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare Curatorial Talk with Ellie Gettinger

Thursday, January 24 • 5:30pm

Join exhibit curator Ellie Gettinger as she explores the origin of the Hollywood Blacklist and its broad cultural impact through a lecture and tour of Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare. Free with Museum admission.

Docent-led tour of Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare

Friday, January 25 • 1:00pm • Free with Museum admission

Extended Hours

Saturday, January 26 • 11:00am – 4:00pm

Extended Hours

Sunday, January 27 • 11:00am – 4:00pm

Docent-led tour of Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare

Sunday, January 27 • 12:00pm and 2:00pm • Free with Museum admission

Membership


Jewish Museum Milwaukee has so much to offer, including engaging changing exhibits, special events and programs, a dynamic permanent exhibit, all-ages educational programs, celebrated archives, and rental facilities.

As a member of Jewish Museum Milwaukee, you will not only play an important role in ensuring quality programs, but you also gain unlimited access to the Museum and a wealth of opportunities for discovery and growth.

As a member at any level, you will enjoy:
Free museum admission
Reduced program fees
10% discount in the museum store
Members only events

Featured Exhibit


Blacklist: Hollywood’s Red Scare Programs

October 12, 2018 – February 10, 2019

Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare is a multi-sensory exhibit that explores the intersection of politics, art, economics, and the social dynamics that impacted the American First Amendment rights of speech, religion, and assembly during Hollywood’s Red Scare. Through personal narratives of those who were blacklisted, members of House Un-American Activities Committee or HUAC, and film executives, Blacklist examines the shifting definition of what it meant and means to be a patriotic American.

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