Spring Potpourri IV

May 1 – The Making of a Museum Exhibit

The course will explain the vision and desired impact of chosen exhibits and related programs. JMM seeks to build bridges between diverse groups through shared histories and to explore contemporary topics through the lens of Jewish history, art, culture and values. Short presentations on specific exhibits will illustrate the means by which desired impact is achieved.

May 8 – The James Webb Space Telescope

Who was James Webb and what can this amazing new telescope do? Different than Hubble this telescope sees in the infra-red spectrum. Explore the struggles and triumphs of this new era in space exploration. And, yes the pictures are absolutely stunning.

May 15 – Who Me? A Clown?

The journey of becoming a professional clown is not always easy. Follow my path that determined that the life of a clown was much better than being a fool in life. The history of clowning and the development of my character are shared in this discussion.


Pattie Sherman

Ms. Sherman-Cisler has worked for 25 years in the museum management field, at natural history and contemporary art museums and she has been the Executive Director at Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMM) for 7 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in ... read more

Molly Dubin

Ms. Dubin has been the curator at JMM for 12 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Art History and minors in Sociology and Anthropology from Colorado State University and a Master’s in Art History and Museum ... read more

Kathy Brehmer

I have had a 40 plus year fascination with astronomy, space flight and the cosmos. I returned to college as an adult and spent six years part-time studying physics, astronomy and mathematics so I could work for NASA. That didn’t ... read more

Marie Britte-Sharpe

Marie chose to become a clown and not a fool at a time in life when either would influence her future. Today, she is happy and healthy in both mind and soul because of eight weeks she spent in Chicago ... read more

Date: 3 Mon, May 1-15

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Pattie Sherman
Molly Dubin
Kathy Brehmer
Marie Britte-Sharpe

Fee: $20

Program Number: SPRI:156

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