Every Friday, Stuff We Missed looks to other Milwaukee publications (and beyond) for, well, stuff we missed throughout the week. This week: J. R. R. Tolkien!

• We’ll be honest: We’re not big Lord Of The Rings nerds. Thus, while we could make plenty of jokes and references about something related to, say, Dragonlance or the Stormlight Archive, we’re at a bit of a loss here. So let’s just get on with it: A J. R. R. Tolkien manuscript exhibition is coming Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art August 19 – December 12, 2022. Mark your Shire calendars now! (We had to Google that one.)

“The exhibition considers Tolkien’s work through the lens of manuscripts, in terms of both the materials that he studied as a medieval philologist and the manuscripts that he created while developing his legendarium,” reads an exhibition description. “Professor Tolkien was deeply immersed in the complexities of manuscripts, and this exhibition will illustrate how different aspects of the manuscript tradition found expression within Tolkien’s scholarly life and in his creative writing.”

So how will “J.R.R. Tolkien: The Art of the Manuscript” be different from other Tolkien exhibitions? Well, it’ll feature items from Marquette’s permanent collection, of course, but it’ll also feature items borrowed from other sources, “many that have not previously been exhibited or published.” Marquette goes on to explain:

This exhibition builds upon the success of recent Tolkien exhibitions—Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth at Oxford University (2018) and the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City (2019); and Tolkien, Journey to Middle-earth at the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris (2019-2020)—but it does not seek to replicate them. Although Marquette’s exhibition will contain some items shown at each of these previous exhibitions, it has a unique focus, being centered on the manuscript tradition. The exhibition will delve more thoroughly into Tolkien’s scholarly life and feature the historical texts with which he was so familiar, and which influenced his own creative work.

So there you go! My precious! One does not simply walk into Mordor! All right then, keep your secrets! [BizTimes]

• The Colectivo on Prospect Avenue will reopen during the first week of October. [OnMilwaukee]

• Riley’s Social House—a sandwich shop and “dog-friendly bar and social space”—may be coming to 411 E. Menomonee St. in the Third Ward. [OnMilwaukee]

• Middle Eastern restaurant Middle East Side will be one of the vendors in the opening-soon 3rd Street Market Hall. [OnMilwaukee]

• Splash Studio is closed, but a virtual Splash Studio lives on. [Urban Milwaukee]

• The Milwaukee Marathon, originally scheduled for April 10, then October 23, has been canceled. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

• Milwaukee’s MobCraft beer is opening a new taproom in Denver, Colorado. After that, it plans to open new locations in Waterford, Wisconsin and Woodstock, Illinois. [OnMilwaukee]

• A new remote coworking space called the Ambition Center has opened at 3838 N. Holton St. in Riverwest. [BizTimes]

• Domes Stuff. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Budget Suff. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Sinkhole Stuff. [Urban Milwaukee]

• Have a great weekend, Milwaukee!

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