from Milwaukee’s Arts Scene

Milwaukee County Historical Society

Brew City: The Story of Milwaukee Beer, the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s first semi-permanent exhibit in over 10 years, highlights the city’s long and fascinating history with beer and breweries, and its many contributions to the industry. 

Presented by Miller Brewing Company, Brew City, located in the former Second Ward Savings Bank, features artifacts, audiovisual and hands-on components, texts and images. 

Visitors can shop for related merchandise while enjoying the exhibit, which will have its soft opening on July 27.

Starting Aug. 1, MCHS is open 9:30-5pm Monday, and Wednesday through Saturday (closed Sundays and Tuesdays). General admission is $8, with reduced costs for those who are 62 and over, military personnel, and

full-time students. Admission is free for children 12 and under and MCHS members.

As the museum may close early on Saturdays, it’s a good idea to call ahead at (414) 273-8288. milwaukeehistory.net

The Warehouse Art Museum

The Warehouse Art Museum presents William Kentridge: See For Yourself, an exhibition showcasing the South African artist’s career of nearly 50 years, through Dec. 16.

Curated by Melanie Herzog, senior lecturer in Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and professor emerita of art history at Edgewood College, William Kentridge: See for Yourself features a collection of Kentridge’s charcoal drawings, lithographs, etchings, and sculptural objects, some of which have never been publicly displayed. 

The exhibition offers an insight into the artist’s thinking process and how his art serves as a means for him to understand the world. 

Theatrical and musical performances and lectures featuring international presenters will be offered in conjunction with this exhibit. 

Visit thewarehousemke.org for more information.