41st Annual ARSC Conference (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 2 - 5, 2007)
Milwauke Events and Places of Interest
Milwaukee may be known to outsiders as Cream City given its association with beer and brats (we're talking sausage, not crumb crunchers), but over the last 25 years, local residents have seen the city transform itself into a place with small town appeal and big city amenities. Milwaukee is now home to two new internationally recognized museums: the Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Art Museum, and the brand new Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Milwaukee is also home to countless art galleries and niche museums such as the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, the Microphone Museum and the Ward Irish Music Archives (our host). Other galleries can be found at the Milwaukee Art Dealers Association website.
From the symphony orchestra to specialty theatrical companies, Milwaukee is known for the quality and affordability of its fine arts productions. For a list of performing arts organizations, venues and current productions, visit the Milwaukee Theatre Groups website.
Besides great art and inexpensive entertainment, Milwaukee is home to a wide range of architectural styles. The Pfister Hotel is a five-star Victorian hotel and the Milwaukee Hilton, our host hotel, is a classic of the Art-Deco period. The 1892 Pabst Mansion is another major Milwaukee destination built in the Flemish Renaissance Revival style. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum is an Italian Renaissance style villa that includes a hillside of gardens stretching down to Lake Michigan.
Of course you can still get a brewery tour at Miller Brewery and shop for your favorite old world sausage at Usinger’s Famous Sausage Factory. And speaking of sausage - if you love big hogs, be sure to check out the Harley-Davidson tour!
For more information on events and places of interest, visit the Greater Milwaukee Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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