Lunch & Lecture

Get a taste of some of the great research happening in Milwaukee during our Lunch & Lecture presentations.

Take an optional guided pre-lecture docent tour, explore the topic du jour with an MPM curator or special guest, and if you’re hungry for more, stay for a great lunch.


Lunch & Lecture Schedule

Optional Docent Tour – 10:30 a.m., meet near the circular desk across from the Cafe
Lecture in Gromme Lecture Hall – 11:30 a.m.
Optional buffet lunch in Garden Gallery – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch & Lecture Tickets

Cost: $25 per person; $19 for members
Lecture Only: $5; FREE for members and students
Docent Tour: $4 per person; $2 for members. Tours are capped at 25 people.
Registration required - call 414-278-2728 to register


2017-2018 Lunch & Lecture Schedule 

Check back soon for updates on our Fall 2018 Lunch & Lecture series!


Past Lunch & Lectures

May 8, 2018 - BioBlitz: Helping to Map the Biological Diversity of Urban Areas -- One Park at a Time
Ellen J. Censky, Ph.D, Senior Vice President/Academic Dean

April 10, 2018Next-Generation Natural History: From Collecting to Chemical Ecology in the Vampire Moths and Their Fruit-Piercing Relatives
Jen Zaspel,  Research Curator of Zoology

March 13, 2018 -  Mesoamerica and the Maya
Carter Lupton, Curator Emeritus; formerly Head of Anthropology and History and Curator of Ancient History at MPM

November 14, 2017 - Forget the Gentler Sex: Infamous Women Warriors in History
Dawn Scher Thomae, Curator of Anthropology Collections

October 10, 2017 - Aerial Warfare Between Bats and Moths
Dr. Nicolas J. Dowdy, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

May 9, 2017 - Establishing Rice Cultivation in Wisconsin: A Long Term Vision
Michael Schlappi, Ph.D, Professor of Biological Sciences, Marquette University

April 11, 2017 - The Botany of Beverages
Christopher Tyrrell, Ph.D, Botany Collection Manager, Milwaukee Public Museum

March 14, 2017 - Banquet Milwaukee: A tummy rubbing view of Milwaukee celebratory food and drink 
Al Muchka, Curator of History Collections, Milwaukee Public Museum

February 7, 2017 - Digitization: Mobilizing Past Collections for Future Science
Alyssa Caywood, Collection Digitization Project Manager, and Julia Colby, Vertebrate & Invertebrate Collections Manager, Milwaukee Public Museum

November 8, 2016 - Orphan Train
Robin Mello, Oversees UWM Theatre Department BA Program, International Storyteller

October 11, 2016 - Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens: Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee, 1914-1971 
Matthew Prigge, Milwaukee Historian & Author