MPM Inside Out

This spring, our most popular member event returns!

man pointing out something on computer screen to womanDate and Time

Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 2022
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Free members-only event; limited capacity
Sustainer-level+ members are allowed two guests not covered by your membership for free!


Reservations required; reserve online or call 414-278-6170.

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Speak with the staff, researchers, students, and volunteers that keep MPM thriving. Presentations include:

Thursday, April 28
  • The Delightful Decoy – View rarely seen decoys from MPM’s collection and learn about the people who created them.  
  • “Show Some Leg”: Knitted Hosiery in Fashion and the Revealing of Status and Power – These clinging garments display shapely calves and nicely turned ankles revealing the wearer’s sense of fashion, wealth, and prestige.  
  • It’s Crystal Clear: Crystals are Keys to Nature – Learn about crystal symmetry as a key to understanding these natural wonders and the philosophical questions they pose about the entire cosmos!
  • Preserving Your Past: Tips and Tricks for Protecting Family Treasures – Do you have any beloved family heirlooms that you’d like to preserve for the future? Bring your questions, queries, and conundrums about all things preservation.
Friday, April 29
  • Backyard Bumblebees – Learn about bumblebees in your backyard and discuss ways to enhance their habitat.
  • All Roads are Good: Moccasins Across North America – See a variety of Indigenous footwear from across the continent, and discover how these diverse items came to be known under one name.
  • Thanks, it’s got pockets! – Did you know that animals other than kangaroos have pouches? Come learn about some other members of the animal kingdom who, unlike most dresses, have pockets and pouches!
  • Curating by Numbers – See inside the pages of the History collection’s ledger books, learn how to spot catalog numbers on objects, and try doing some curatorial detective work of your own!
  • Excavating the Collections: The Ceramic Collection from the El Qitar Site in Syria – See highlights from current research being conducted on collections excavated by MPM in the mid-1970s from Syria that are more than 3,500 years old!
Both Days
  • Dark Side of the Dome – Tour what goes on beyond our huge 73-foot hemisphere!
  • Behind the Scenes: What in the World…? – Test your knowledge of global artifacts from the Anthropology department collections storerooms.

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