Weapons: Up Close and Personal


Join us for programming in association with Weapons: Beyond the Blade. The Up Close and Personal tour series gives visitors a glimpse of members-only perks by exploring exhibit topics, artifacts, and related items from the Museum's collections up-close. Don't miss these exclusive programs in our permanent exhibits and behind-the-scenes areas.

Cost: $3 per person (MPM members only) - Join Today!
RSVP: Call 414-278-6170 or 888-700-9069


Up Close and Personal: Swords!
Thursday, September 7 at 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, September 9 at 1 p.m.
If you love swords, this is the program for you! From ancient times through the World Wars, see and learn about swords from around the world.

Up Close and Personal: What Didn’t Go on Exhibit (and Why)
Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, October 7 at 1 p.m.
This is a true behind-the-scenes program for those of you who are curious about what goes on upstairs. Find out how we choose items to go on exhibit, and see and learn about some of the objects that didn’t make the cut.

Up Close and Personal: Weapons of the South Pacific
Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m.
Life on tropical islands of the past was often far from the peaceful paradise we sometimes imagine. Join us on a guided voyage to learn how the people of the South Pacific used material from land and sea (shark teeth, really?) to create beautiful and powerful weapons.

Up Close and Personal: Swords!
Thursday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. & Saturday, December 9 at 1 p.m.
If you love swords, this is the program for you! From ancient times through the World Wars, see and learn about swords from around the world.