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Final Days for MPM’s Moveable Feast 2.0
An online fundraiser benefiting the Museum and local restaurants
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (May 12, 2020)—While their doors are temporarily closed, the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) continues to find creative ways to raise money for support as well as ways to give back to the community.
Enter Moveable Feast 2.0, an online version of the tremendously popular progressive dinner. MPM’s temporary closure has meant a significant loss of revenue not only for the Museum but for the chefs who have so graciously donated their time and food to be a part of Moveable Feast for more than five years.
MPM’s Director of Stewardship, Event Development and Major Gifts Debbie Prater Mitchelson came up with a new way to help all those involved with this event during the time of quarantine: Ask the chefs to record themselves creating their favorite dishes for the community to watch at no charge, and pair it with an online auction with proceeds going to both MPM and those who would have made dishes at this year’s event. You can find the individual videos for each chef on YouTube: Amilinda, Braise, Brandywine, Lazy Susan, Morel, The Cheel, The Chef’s Table, and Waterford Wine Company. Or, make it a date night and watch it all with a bottle of wine and perhaps some curbside takeout from one of the restaurants at https://e.givesmart.com/events/gYP/. For $30, you can add to your date night fun with a Silurian Reef diorama puzzle from the Museum’s popular Third Planet exhibit.
This year’s auction is filled with one-of-a-kind experiences that will take place in 2021, such as four tickets to view Milwaukee's famous 3rd of July Fireworks from Northwestern Mutual's "Top of the Tower" (32nd Floor) in downtown Milwaukee, as well as quarantine supplies like wine baskets, tequila trios, and craft beer!
Moveable Feast 2.0 will end on Thursday, May 14 at noon CDT. For more information on Moveable Feast, visit www.mpm.edu/feast.
About the Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum is a natural and human history museum located in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Museum was chartered in 1882 and opened to the public in 1884. MPM has three floors of exhibits that encompass life-size dioramas, walk-through villages, world cultures, dinosaurs, a rainforest, and a live butterfly garden, as well as the Daniel M. Soref Dome Theater and Planetarium. The Museum houses more than 4 million objects and hosts some half-million visitors each year.
MPM is operated by Milwaukee Public Museum, Inc., a private, non-profit company, and its facilities and collections are held in trust and supported by Milwaukee County for the benefit of the public.