Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Popes Rule

In January I smacked down a now dormant blog for ripping on the City of Milwaukee. In several posts I blogged that while my hometown has its share of problems (see 28 shootings in 96 hours), it has some tremendous assets as well.

Specifically, I highlighted the Vatican Exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

A reminder that the City of Milwaukee has a lot to offer and is just a short drive from Lake Koshkonong...

The Milwaukee Public Museum invites you to explore the Vatican's extraordinary collections of art and historical objects, many never publicly displayed. Trace 2,000 years of church leadership from Saint Peter to Pope John Paul II in Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes, presented by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Feb. 4-May 7, 2006.

Well the exhibit has closed after an extended run, the results are in, and it was a huge success.
The Milwaukee Public Museum's exhibit "Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes" drew more than 144,000 visitors, exceeding the museum's attendance goal of 121,000, according to museum officials.
Here's hoping the MPM continues to build on this success and brings in other exhibits people actually want to see.

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